skipping class, a hard habit to break - page 2

Anybody skip class & not feel bad about it. I do my homework, study like a demon, and even read extra stuff,... but my lecture attendance record hovers at 25%. I am better about lab & usually make... Read More

  1. by   LeesieBug
    I have never even considered skipping! Like some of you, we don't pass if we don't show up! Not to mention, with the amount of information we have presented in lecture that is NOT in the text (most of our instuctors barely use the text), I practically get an ulcer when I have to miss a class due to sick kids, etc.

    I also have to say, nothing is as irritating to me than those who never attend class, then ask ME for my notes! I started out handing them over, at the beginning of last year, because I didn't want to seem like a creep, but then got the nerve to refuse after I had 4 or 5 people regularly asking me to copy my notes. Why should those of us who take the time to attend class have carry those who do not take this seriously?
  2. by   PennyLane
    I skipped way too many classes while getting my first degree. My grades definitely suffered.

    Now I severely stress out if I'm even 5 minutes late for class. You can add me to the Geek club, too.
  3. by   iliel
    I totaly agree, I go to a school where the Bio classes are so impacted due to a small number of teacher and limited classrooms, that the school considered doing away with the usual alphabet registration times (ie: name starts with A your first to reg last semester, you're now last to reg this semester)
    It was so frustrating to everyone!! I only got a class by the grace of God this year, you don't even want to see my schd. I'm unable to work cause I'm constantly in class!

    It's just hard to see people not there or people who drop when there was someone who really needed it! There is no "class crashing" allowed and you can't get on a waiting list once the class is full it's closed.

    Sorry, I don't mean to sound rude I'm really just venting, it's just so hard when you haven't gotten into a class and you really needed it
  4. by   nrselisa
    I never evn considered missing a day. We had too many pop quizs. Those who chose to miss a day would have trouble obtaining the class notes. The students who attended regularly didn't feel it was fair to give notes to those who didn't care enough to show up.

  5. by   geekgolightly
    i missed two lecture days this summer and I feel weird about that. i am pregnant and generally not feeling well. im exhausted, this is my last nursing class and i want OUT!

    generally speaking i never miss a nursing class.

    i skipped my pre-reqs frequently. lifespan psychology = snore
  6. by   maire
    I never missed a instructors have eyes like a hawk and 'participation' is part of our grade (i.e. dragging your caracss into class every night).
  7. by   teeituptom
    Sure is fun to play hookey aint it
  8. by   essarge
    When I was doing my pre-req's, I missed class regularly. Nursing courses.....if I miss, I miss out on quite a bit of info (even if the instructor reads the book). It seems my retention level is much better if I just go and listen. They also take attendence and it is counted against you if you miss.

    Good luck to all entering nursing school. Open your ears and your heart .... you will learn things that you never dreamed of!!!
  9. by   RNsweetie
    I am also a self proclaimed Geek. I hate missing class, and feel like if I do than I will not get the whole picture (wiht the exception of psych and soc). Attendence is part of our mark and we even lost one of our fellow class mates this year because of attendence (or lack there of).
  10. by   lunakat
    Oh yeah I am a class skipper. My anatomy class lecture is from 8am until 11am Mon & Wed. He is so boring! I work full time in addtion to school so I don't get off work until 12am. It wouldn't be so bad if he was interesting or talking about stuff I needed to be there to hear but he is right out of the book. His powerpoint lecture was supplied to the book and I can highlight the exact same sentences in the book word for word. On the tests, I even recognize some of the review questions from the book and practice quizzes.
  11. by   kimtab
    We get kicked out after a certain number of missed classes unless we have some sort of super excuse and it had better involve being in the ICU.

    I skipped a LOT of classes years ago when I was getting my first degree--and it took me 10 years to finish, wonder why. I guess if it hurting your grades and you aren't being penalized then all is well. But why is it that you can't make it to class?
  12. by   Tarian
    I try to attend all my classes, even when the instructor reads straight from the book. I find that my retention level goes way up if I hear information that I also at another time read myself.

    But if the instructor DOES read straight from the book, then I always make sure that I DON'T read ahead! The "boring" factor goes way way way up if I've already read information that's being spoken back to me. I still do the reading, but after class.

    As far as my view toward those who do choose to skip classes, I'm with LeesieBug. I really resent those who repeatedly skip then ask me for my notes.

    I see really learning all the information presented to me as being the goal, not just getting a good enough grade. Unlike many other professions, the information we possess will impact the actual survival of other human beings! Okay, I'll get back off my soapbox now!
  13. by   JuicyJem
    At my school the instructors watch really closely. 3 or 4 people that I can think of have been thrown out for skipping. I only miss if I'm sick.