Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Attendance in class / being late to class

There is no formal attendance record or attendance taken in class, but Profs do keep an eye on students who did and did not attendance. Especially students who maintain high profile in class are easily missed when they skip classes.

My initial thought in the past was that it was perhaps ok to skip a class or two, especially if there is an assignment due. But my strategy now on is to attend ALL classes. It helps to show commitment, helps improve subject knowledge and forms a good impression with peers and teachers.

Being late to class is frowned upon, even though it may not be expressed. It is a good idea to be seated inside the classroom at least 15 minutes in advance. Profs do get to class 10 minutes early and sometimes, they spend time chatting with the students about the subject matter. 

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