Introduction to Class Attendance

What you’ll learn to do: understand the importance of class attendance and how to get the most from class time

Photo of a lecture hall filled with students.

Time isn’t the main thing. It’s the only thing.

—Miles Davis, musician

By the end of this section, you will be able to explain why regular class attendance class is important and identify strategies for obtaining content from a class you missed. You will also be able to identify effective listening and participation strategies. You will compare different note-taking strategies and assess which one is most effective for you. In addition, you will evaluate different teaching styles and how your personal learning style fits with each.