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OP-ED: If I Don't Go to My First Class, I Won't Go to Any Class


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My roommate frequently misses her 8 a.m. recitation. Still, she makes an effort to attend her afternoon classes, saying she wants to "make the most of her tuition money." In fact, most of my friends, even if they skip one of their classes regularly, usually go to the others in order to stay on top of the course material.


If I don't go to my first class, I won't go to any class. It doesn't matter if my first class is at 9 a.m. and I have three more hours of class that start at 3 p.m. My attendance for the day is already ruined. Nothing I can do will change that. I'm going to listen to what my body is telling me and stay firmly put in bed.

Waking up at 8:40 is one of my favorite things. It means I've overslept just enough to not be able to make it to my 9 a.m. It means looking forward to a day of Netflix and procrastination. It means I'm don't have to get out of bed all day except to grab shredded cheese out of the fridge for dinner.

In fact, if I skip class one day of the week, I might as well skip the rest of the week to catch up, right?