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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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In high school, the classes are required and the teacher lecture a small amount of materials every time.

What I have found is, that I can accomplish more by reading the text by my own and the best part is I can actually understand the cource materials instead of just memorizing how to do it. The high school classes spend a lot of time telling me eiter just the facts or how to do a question but the classes dont tell me "why".

I hate attend every class and Id rather study to read the text book by my own, which doesnt let me happen in high school.

I hate going school everytime because of this issue.

Is the classes in collegge like this ? I am an independent learner and I love to structure my own way and time, which I have learned from studying abord and away from home.
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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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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.
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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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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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 students, so it is advisable to attend and smile like you care anyway.

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

Why do I need to attend all English and composition classes ?
 

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Thank you for your reply.

Why do I need to attend all English and composition classes ?
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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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.
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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