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#9 - nilesfam (07/31/2014) [+] (19 replies)
'Murica is so lovely in so many ways. Last semester my grade dropped a letter because attendance/participation was 15%, and they kept kicking me out for doing/studying my Calc 3 homework in this intro class. I got an A in Calc 3 and a B in intro to engineering, despite my exam scores being A's for both. Grinds my gears   
   
-MFW, don't get me wrong I'm glad to be born into such a high standard of living, but you gotta criticize where it's due.
'Murica is so lovely in so many ways. Last semester my grade dropped a letter because attendance/participation was 15%, and they kept kicking me out for doing/studying my Calc 3 homework in this intro class. I got an A in Calc 3 and a B in intro to engineering, despite my exam scores being A's for both. Grinds my gears

-MFW, don't get me wrong I'm glad to be born into such a high standard of living, but you gotta criticize where it's due.
User avatar #20 - friendlyanon (07/31/2014) [+] (36 replies)
Attendance is just a measure to differentiate between "who is really interested in this" and "who is here because reasons".

You know, because classroom spots are a limited resource, and if you are not going to use it, there are thousands of people waiting to cover your spot and very probably make a very better use of it.
I never liked having to keep a level of attendance, it's a pain in the ass, but there are things that you will not "be smart enough to figure them out by yourself".

Talent and smarts are not everything, you need effort, dedication and commitment to attain things in life. You will not graduate if you do not attend class, simply.

TL;DR: go to class and shut the **** up.
User avatar #13 - bluenebula (07/31/2014) [+] (11 replies)
Is this a thing now?

When I was in college, they didn't give a raspberry **** about attendance. If you miss a class, you miss all that information. If you miss all that information, you will fall behind and be ******** . I don't think a single one of my professors cared about attendance.
#64 - tanstin (07/31/2014) [+] (10 replies)
More....EFFICIENT WAYS? You think every kid is a scholar who goes out and makes discoveries when they're not in class? Little prick, you're just a lazy piece of 			****		 and a waste of a college admission.
More....EFFICIENT WAYS? You think every kid is a scholar who goes out and makes discoveries when they're not in class? Little prick, you're just a lazy piece of **** and a waste of a college admission.
User avatar #1 - commontroll (07/31/2014) [+] (5 replies)
Well, when it's all about teaching you to be a productive member of society then you need to learn to ******* show up.
#270 - gmarrox (08/01/2014) [+] (1 reply)
No. you go to 			*******		 class.     
   
Class is where you build experiences with your fellow scholars, and interact in an open forum to share opinions, knowledge and ideas, with your contemporaries and your professor on equal terms, as opposed to High School where you get talked out and have to listen.     
   
If you're not smart enough to understand that going to college should be just as much about networking, relationship building, and interacting in a class environment,  then you're not so smart as your post would seem to imply.
No. you go to ******* class.

Class is where you build experiences with your fellow scholars, and interact in an open forum to share opinions, knowledge and ideas, with your contemporaries and your professor on equal terms, as opposed to High School where you get talked out and have to listen.

If you're not smart enough to understand that going to college should be just as much about networking, relationship building, and interacting in a class environment, then you're not so smart as your post would seem to imply.
#161 - tehavatar (08/01/2014) [+] (3 replies)
i dont think spelling errors and using the wrong color pen should get you Bs in science
i dont think spelling errors and using the wrong color pen should get you Bs in science
#140 - roflcoptore (08/01/2014) [+] (5 replies)
if you are not abled to spend some time on something what can decide on your future you are not a smart kid
User avatar #145 to #144 - youngneil (08/01/2014) [-]
What the **** are you doing?
#45 - bathoryhannibal (07/31/2014) [+] (5 replies)
I've never understood why some people don't go to class. My degree cost over $60,000. Why would I pay that much and NOT go to class?
User avatar #3 - meanberry (07/31/2014) [+] (3 replies)
In universities it does not. You chose your self wich classes you want to go too. Atleast that's how it works in sweden. But then again if there is something murca got worth than their healthcare it's college instead of universety.

Yeah yeah I know you can't hear me over your freedom.
#5 to #3 - flemsdfer ONLINE (07/31/2014) [-]
No, I can't hear you over the sound of my 			******		 forced healthcare.
No, I can't hear you over the sound of my ****** forced healthcare.
#29 - thismustbeseen (07/31/2014) [+] (1 reply)
I agree with this. Very true. Especially if you're paying for tuition. Feels like money wasted if 20% of the grade is showing up.
#85 - thatguybehindyou (07/31/2014) [+] (2 replies)
College is pretty much a filter to find out who the hard working dedicated people are. That's why if you have a degree that has nothing to do with the job you are applying to they will hire you over others who don't have one. If you skip a class  it still shows that you aren't dedicated enough to sit through it even if you know most of the material.  Money on the other hand is a whole different subject.
College is pretty much a filter to find out who the hard working dedicated people are. That's why if you have a degree that has nothing to do with the job you are applying to they will hire you over others who don't have one. If you skip a class it still shows that you aren't dedicated enough to sit through it even if you know most of the material. Money on the other hand is a whole different subject.
User avatar #298 - esmith (08/01/2014) [-]
In Britain, some subjects don't care if you don't show up to lectures, but they do record your attendance at seminars (discussion groups).
My issue was that the value of the seminar was determined by how much work everyone else in the group did. If no-one prepared, you got to sit there in silence for an hour. Even if an essay was due the next day, you had to show up and do nothing.
This was for Philosophy, though, and it depends on the department (in science, all the classes were mandatory).
I would say that attendance shouldn't be part of your grade / be compulsory, but I would also say that anyone who doesn't go is an idiot. The final grades of the non-attendee's all suffered while any fool who attended all the lectures was guaranteed at least a low B.
That being said, if the course / lecturer is so bad that you can pass well without showing up (rarely the case but true far too often), then you shouldn't have to waste your time.
#263 - apurpleliger (08/01/2014) [+] (7 replies)
You're not a smart person if you don't show up to class. Doesn't matter what grade you make. If you can't understand the importance of showing up, you're not a smart person.
#239 - Metric (08/01/2014) [-]
I'll put it this way, I was in school for a very long time for numerous reasons. The simple fact is that I met a lot of these "non" attendance kids in university. The story with them was always the same... they all flunked... every... single... one.

Why? Well because you know, being smart is nice and all, but 99% of success is literally showing up and doing the work. The idea that they do this in high school is to encourage behavior in post secondary... where you know, attendance ACTUALLY MATTERS. (and no, in uni and college you get graded on the tests and papers ALONE). It's because when it boils down to it, despite how smart you might be (or think you are)... literally it takes actually work to do well. You'd be surprised at what I've thought I've known going into classes, (I had the highest calculus grade at my uni that has stood for almost 8 years) and still, I am always BAFFLED at how much I didn't know in these easy classes when I took them. Stop being arrogant, show up.
#53 - blahhhh (07/31/2014) [+] (2 replies)
I study architecture and most (if not all) of my classes have a rule that after 4 absences you're dropped from the course. I completely agree with this because the people I'm attending class with will (hopefully) become architects someday and will be designing **** that people will live in and I hope to God that they were paying attention or else someone might get killed or sued. I hate ranting on FJ because it's supposed to be a place for laughs but now it seems it's a site for opinions to be exploited until they're annoying as **** .
User avatar #35 - somefuckingguy (07/31/2014) [-]
The thing my teacher bangs on and on and on about is when you go job hunting and if you have your college as a reference on your CV the college has to tell the potential employer your attendance.

90% attendance is basically one day off every two weeks and to a potential employer that's utter **** and unacceptable.
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