Should Class Attendance Be Optional to University Students? Essay

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Nowadays, universities are open place for all people. More and more educational chances have been created for those who want to acquire knowledge from colleges and universities. While registering for a college course seems to be no longer complicated, there still remains an obstacle that has been triggered so much controversy in academic environment: mandatory attendance policy. This policy, which is imposed by some schools or some professors, requires that college student must attend class regularly enough or their exam papers will be extracted some attendance points (that usually count for about 15 or 20 percent of the total grade evaluation). In my opinion, this policy is useless and burdensome to many people involved. University…show more content…
That's simply because they do not have good preparation at home. They just jot down what their teachers say without much understanding. Or they may not be interested in this subject and they want to stay at home and enjoy themselves. However, they have to come to class lest their grade would be decrease due to poor attendance. How can you put knowledge into the heads of these students. They sit in class, but they feel very distracted. They even disturb other students who are paying good attention to the lessons. Does it worsen the situation? If teachers let such students be optional whether to attend class or not, maybe the class environment will be better. Classroom is where students raise ideas, ask questions about what they are still unclear after reading assigned books or doing homework, etc. It's not the place where those who lack of interest be forced to listen to what they do not like. For this reason, students should be given right to decide whether to attend class or not. <li value="2"> Mandatory attendance policy discourages independent thinking, self-discipline, self-study. Students are adults. Of course they can decide which is better for them. With younger students this policy is necessary for many reasons (such as safety reason). However, you can not force an adult do whatever you like despite his unlikeness. That will form in him a habit of dependence on other person's wish and thinking. In other words, if we force students go to

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