If you skip classes regularly, you need to read this article. School is boring, lectures are uninteresting, exams and painful, we often hear this among students. The fact is that the school is not as much boring as it seems. Yes, school attendance matters and it can play a crucial role if you want to achieve higher in academics.
Nearly 8 million students, in every state and at every grade level, missed three or more weeks of school in 2015-2016, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights.
Mostly the people say if you can read at home, why you need to go to school or college, I can’t find motivation for schools, or a college degree is a waste.
You are right. In the era of the internet, everything can be studied on the internet, but the fact is that school is not the place where you are gaining subject knowledge, it’s more than that.
At school, you interact with your friends, participate in cultural and sports activities, go for the tour, participate in class discussions, and gain experience about how to live in the world.
“The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn …and change.” -Carl Rogers
In 2007, spurred by the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research (UChicago CCSR) research reports, leadership at the Chicago Public Schools (CPS) began a new targeted approach to reducing course failure in the ninth grade.
The research suggested that the transition between eighth and ninth grade played a critical role in shaping students’ long-term outcomes, and demonstrated that students’ attendance and course performance in the ninth grade year was highly predictive of high school dropout.
If you are not here you are not accessing your education!
Absence in the class affects your education. Regular patterns of absence seriously affect learning. Catching up on missed work is difficult and at times impossible.
The best place for you to be is in the classroom with a teacher who can support your learning!
During my second year of graduation, I often missed classes and it leads me to average grade during that semester.
In the third year, I got perfect 10 points in both the semesters. Guess what, my attendance during both the semester was 100%.
I am no telling you to go to class even if you are sick, but not to miss the opportunity if you are well enough.
What does good attendance mean for you?
You are in lessons – every lesson counts. You establish good behavior patterns- experience for life, more opportunities to make and keep friends which is social skills that improve the better chance of being successful in life and build a positive future
Why do we expect you to be on time?
It’s a skill for life, who is going to offer you a place on a course or a job if you are always late?
You are supposed to be punctual in your work and academics. Being late can cause great losses to companies.
Whenever you are applying for a job, they want to know about your time management skills with different tests.
If you have a lack of motivation to go to classes, here are a few tips that can help you in your journey.
How to be motivated to go to school daily?
1. Create interest in subjects: Whenever the teacher taught any topic in class, I always try to know what is to be known after this? How can I use this concept to solve that problem?
You need to create interests in each subject. This way, you will neither be late nor leave classes any day. Don’t resist any subjects.
2. Find your motivation: If you wanted to study because it will give you some reward or anything like that, you are most likely to have an interest in it.
Can I score perfect 10 during the semester? It seems impossible. I haven’t seen anyone doing this.
These thoughts often came in my mind when I was in the second year. I challenged myself to do it. I never left any topics untouched that were in the syllabus. And it happened.
3. Revise the same day: When you are taught something in class, try to revise it the same day at home or hostel.
Revising the same day keeps the information in your memory for a long time. If you plan to revise after a few days, you may lose some small details that you have taught.
4. Start small: At the beginning of the semester, don’t target that you will do 100% classes. Just start small. Make small goals like you won’t miss any class this week. When the week is over, the same for next week and so on.
Once I also used to think in the beginning that, this semester I’ll do it but as time passed I found it difficult to go to classes each day. I merely counted the number of days I still required to go.
But making small goals is highly helpful in making good habits over time.
Education shapes the human. Education is not only for a job but if we are educated, we can always find a way to survive in this world.
Attend your school and college days, make friends, learn together, and make this world a better place to live with education.