Sometimes you can’t help but miss a class. You might have had some sort of illness that requires you to recover in bed and stay away from other people. Maybe you had an important meeting that you cannot miss such as an interview. Sometimes, you might just want to skip the class for once. Regardless of the reason, skipping class will usually result in missing material covered during the class. If you know someone who is the same class as you, you can ask to look at the student’s notes if he/she if feeling generous. If you are the independent type, you can learn the material yourself. Sometimes, looking at someone’s notes will not help you so you will have to learn yourself. The first thing you should do is read the textbook section that you missed. However, many times the textbook is not helpful. If this is the case, you may want to search online for the topic. I have found that many online sources can clearly explain to me class material, sometimes even better than the professor. If neither of these approaches work, you will have to find help from either your professor, TA, or a tutor. Some students are averse to asking for help, but your grades are more important than your dislike for asking for help. If you choose not to learn the material you missed, you will be in trouble for exams…
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