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  1. tennisball80

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    In my high school, the classes are required to attend and the teachers lecture a small amount of materials every time during the classes.

    What I have found is that I can accomplish more by reading the text by my own. The best part is that I can actually understand the course materials instead of just memorizing how to do it.

    Are the classes in college like this ? Is it be possible to study by your own ? Also, how many of you prefer studying by your own comparing to attending classes ?
     
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    I see...
     
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    I think you're asking if you can skip college classes and study on your own, yes? Usually the answer is yes, you can. It'll require a lot of dedication on your part to keep up, but it's certainly possible. Some classes require and/or assign points for attendance or participation in class. Those classes are obviously ones you'll need to attend.
     
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    And just to add, a LOT of medical students (especially those that lurk SDN) routinely skip class to study on their own.
     
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    Definitely true. I'd say at least a quarter of my class skips every lecture, and far more than that skip selected lecture(r)s.
     
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    You can skip classes all the time. It is usually recommended to attend small classes. You will eventually need recommendation letters as a pre-professional student, so it is advisable to attend and smile like you care anyway.

    I recommend that you attend all English and composition classes regardless.
     
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    Thank you for your reply.

    Why do I need to attend all English and composition classes ?
     
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    They're usually those participation-based classes I mentioned.
     
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    It was sarcasm. Your original post was riddled with subject/verb agreement problems, which rubbed off on my post evidently. It also had an extra verb thrown into a sentence and some other things.
     
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    Sorry about that.
     
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    I almost never paid attention to lectures in high school and studied on my own. Same goes for college, though I haven't been as good with keeping up with my studies. Do NOT overestimate how much free time you have. That was my problem this year - I kept thinking about how much free time I had since I didn't go to class.

    Anyway, don't skip the classes that are notoriously difficult. Organic chemistry shouldn't be skipped. Go to your smaller classes - they'll usually make those classes attendance-mandatory anyway, plus you want to make a good impression on your professor. Labs are also mandatory.
     
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    Many professors are lax about attendance in college. Not all, however. I've had some professors that are real sticklers about class attendance and wouldn't hesitate to drop you down for a full letter grade for excessive absences (3 or more). Might want to investigate a professor's policy before skipping.
     
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