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Skipping class
« on: November 14, 2006, 01:29:45 AM »
Is it a sin to skip class? Just wondering...
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Re: Skipping class
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2006, 05:09:55 AM »
Is it a sin to skip class? Just wondering...

Only if you get caught ;)

Seriously though, I think it violates "honor thy father and thy mother"...I assume your parents expect you to go to school. Also, if you lie to cover up that is definatley a sin.
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Re: Skipping class
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2006, 05:25:12 AM »
Well I am in college so if I skip...the teacher doesn't care.  It is a small enough school that they certainly notice, but...they don't ask where you were. SO, no lying involved  :)

Good point about "honor thy father and mother" though...
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Re: Skipping class
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2006, 07:57:34 AM »
College, so you're paying for this class???
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Re: Skipping class
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2006, 08:57:53 AM »
Going to class and taking at least some notes is the single easiest way to pass a course with at least a C. Professors have egos. Seeing their lectures regurgitated to back to them on a test makes you look intelligent! (at least to them). Seriously, you could probably never open the text book (unless it is math or accounting or some such thing) and pass just by going to class.

By the time you borrow someone's notes and go the the library to copy them and return them you have probably used up about the same amount of time the class would have involved.

Missing the occassional class probably won't hurt you (like maybe one each half semester) but habitual missing will catch up with you!
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Re: Skipping class
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2006, 09:28:09 AM »
Here's one - how do you get a 15yr old girl to ATTEND class!!! Our daughter has decided that school is 'gay', and that she now skips as many classes as she can. Gone through all the talks about the future etc, school councilors, principles etc. I missed a few here and there, but not enough for the school to ring every week 2-3 times. Any suggestions???
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Re: Skipping class
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2006, 09:59:04 AM »
Class attendence is obligatory only in some Anglo-American contexts. In many countries of continental Europe and Asia, the lecturers see no shame in just reading everything at home and coming in juts for the exam.

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Re: Skipping class
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2006, 10:04:40 AM »
Class attendence is obligatory only in some Anglo-American contexts. In many countries of continental Europe and Asia, the lecturers see no shame in just reading everything at home and coming in juts for the exam.

I think Greece is like this... Of course, there are other quirks to their educational system (like the police can't go onto college campuses unless called to do so by the University Board or Parliament - something like that - so I know of people who visited the U of Thessaloniki and saw narcotics being used out in the open...).
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Re: Skipping class
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2006, 10:13:42 AM »
Going to class and taking at least some notes is the single easiest way to pass a course with at least a C. Professors have egos. Seeing their lectures regurgitated to back to them on a test makes you look intelligent! (at least to them).

Only bad ones. I had one professor who openly stated that simply regurgitating his notes was a way to get a very poor mark and several others who quite clearly took a similar view. As far as I'm concerned any university professor that doesn't do his very best to encourage independant thought in his students is very poor indeed.

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Re: Skipping class
« Reply #9 on: November 14, 2006, 12:32:38 PM »
Well...obviously I don't skip the lecture-based classes! But then again, I only have one of those, and it's taught by my priest.  I think he might notice if I wasn't there.  ;)

Haha....how ironic...the class that I skipped yesterday, I got up all early this morning to go to it, and found that it was cancelled!

Some teachers are just begging for students to skip class though.  In one of my classes there is pretty much no reason to go to class unless you're stupid and don't do the assigned readings.  He never lectures, he never gives any new information in class, the only reason to go is to take tests. I do go normally though, I only skipped once! But he ALWAYS lets us out early anyways, like at least a half hour early. Actually he is kind of wasting our money, making us pay for so many credit hours, then not really teaching and letting us go really early every single period.  I think the class has gone to its official end time ONCE. 
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Re: Skipping class
« Reply #10 on: November 14, 2006, 10:00:38 PM »
College is like any other transaction, you paid money to receive a service (in this case be taught) if you don't go, its not a sin and its your money, you can spend it however you chose to. If you want to give the University free money, thats your call. As for me, I'll give them the money to get the extra sleep. Best sleep I've ever gotten those college classes are!  ;D
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Re: Skipping class
« Reply #11 on: November 14, 2006, 11:46:31 PM »
jmbejdl
I would agree with you; however the practical truth is in what I had to say. Go to class, you will pass.
It's not a comment on the quality or lack thereof of the education being received. Just some practical advise on how to get by in this world to a youn man tempted to skip class.