by Paige Faber, ACDC Peer Advisor
Something you’ll hear constantly is “Attend your classes!” This may sound obvious, but you would be surprised at how often you are tempted to skip like Ferris Bueller and go on the adventure of a lifetime. To help encourage you to attend class, here are three major reasons why your attendance would help you.
In many classes, the professor will send around a sign in sheet at the beginning of class to see who was all there and give them points. However, some professors will send around the sign in sheet at the very end of class to take attendance then, to encourage students to stay for the entire class time. Additionally, other professors will give you participation points for asking questions and interacting with the professor and the students in class. These are easy points that will make a difference to your grade if you show up to class!
Similar to attendance and participation points, some professors will have in-class quizzes and assignments. To complete these, the student MUST be present for the class period. These in-class tasks are usually not announced beforehand, and you also cannot make them up another time. These also are fairly simple points for you to obtain, so be in class and complete those in-class assignments!
Extra Test Information
Many times your tests are over the information from the assigned textbook, but that does not mean that the professor won’t add in any questions on the additional material they lectured about in class that cannot be found in your textbook. If you skip class, you can miss this necessary information that will most likely end up as questions on your tests. Make sure you’re present in your classes and paying attention for when the professor hints at test questions.Need some academic advising? Make an appointment through MavTRACK or contact us at 402.554.3672.