also motives for getting to class on time.
I judge how well you explain the readings when speaking and writing.
You will do much worse by missing classes because you will have less
time to practice explaining critical ideas. Usually those who regularly
pay attention to what is said and discussed in the classroom or in the
like many other professors, want you to participate in the class so you may help to make this classroom become an engaging
arena where you are an essential player.
Books and articles are frequently
either wrong or difficult to interpret. You become better informed
by class attendance. You get a head start by attending class regularly.
discussions will often direct you to a clearer, deeper, or more
reasoned understanding of the readings. When participants discuss
significant concepts in class, you should record these ideas to
work into your papers and projects.
real-world reasons exist for you to practice diligence and promptness. Thus regular attendance habits are a practice in reliability and accuracy.
You are be expected to be punctual and give accurate accounts of what
you know when you seek out a job, professional school training or other
career opportunities. Make every class a chance to practice "real-world" skills of alertness and contributing ideas or solutions to problems without the financial penalties you may find at work
or in any responsible profession.
personal difficulties will arise for you or anyone during the term.
These personal matters may cause you to miss the course meetings.
So an erratic
attendance record is only made worse if unexpected personal problems arise
during the term. Remember points are not awarded for missing class regardless
of the reason.
points by showing that you have read the assignments and by keenly participating
in class activities!
your questions, suggestions, or comments to me,