Introduction to Class Attendance

Photo of a lecture hall filled with students.

Eighty percent of success is showing up.

—Woody Allen, actor and comedian

Learning Objectives

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • Explain why regular class attendance class is important
  • Identify strategies for obtaining content from a class you missed
  • Identify effective listening and participation strategies
  • Compare different note-taking strategies and assess which is most effective for you
  • Evaluate different teaching styles and how your personal learning style fit with each


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