You want a good reason to go to School? Here are six right here:
1. It’s expensive to pay and not go.
It’s your money. Okay, maybe your parents are helping too? Either way, don’t you just hate it when you pay for something and then don’t use it? Like that text book you bought and never looked at again? Make sure you get the most of your investment by going!
2. Your professor may put a high premium on attendance.
Funny thing is, she may even say she doesn’t care if you come or not. But I don’t recommend you test her. Not going shows you don’t care, and you sure don’t want the teacher thinking you don’t care about what she has to say.
3. It’s a responsible habit that can have long-term payoffs.
We’re grown ups now. We keep our commitments. Signing up for a class is like saying, “I’ll be there. Count me in. See you there.” Few people stand behind their commitments, so if you’re someone who does, you will distinguish yourself from the masses out there, and be well respected at school, then in your chosen career.
4. You will learn more than if you stay away.
You are working way too hard to make good grades if you start missing class. It’s one of the biggest kept secrets to making the grade in college. Prep before class, and when you are there listen, and review soon after. Piece of cake, and a lot less work than any other method out there.
5. You get to know other students in the class.
And this is a good thing. Not only do you get to hear the great questions of others that you might not have thought to ask, you may also find others to study with so you don’t have to struggle in a subject you find more difficult. Let’s not forget either that school isn’t just about making the grade and graduating, it’s also about making friends you may keep the rest of your life. A good place to find those friends is right there in class.
6. It’s where the answers are.
How else will you know what’s on the test?
Hi, I’m Crystal Jonas,
As a former academic advisor and assistant professor at the United States Air Force Academy, I know what it takes to make college students more successful, enjoy school whole lot more.
Ask about speaking or coaching for your students or faculty. Call me at 719- 291-0366.