Missed Class (Again)? No problem!
January 29, 2009 5:00 pm Posted in Lifestyle
I can’t even count how many times I missed class because I overslept, was sick, or (let’s be honest) just didn’t feel like going. While it’s nice to take a break now and then from the monotony, it can also have its downfalls, such as missed quizzes and participation points that could lower your grade. I never want to admit it, but it seems that the old adage, “You miss class, you miss out,” that our professors have been preaching since the first day of class freshman year actually holds some truth.
So what’s a girl to do?
Sure, you could go to every single class, but that’s not really plausible, is it? You never know when your alarm clock will decide to stop behaving, or you will stop behaving, or an impromptu roadtrip will pop up and require you to skip Friday classes for the drive (and Monday classes for the recovery).
Are you supposed to sit back and accept defeat? Can I get a “hell no”? We’ve always been taught to find solutions to the problems that plague us, and I’ve got the perfect one for all of us:
It’s genius, really; people sign up with their school e-mail address (it has to end in .edu in order to prove that you’re actually a student) and from there can browse hundreds of notes uploaded by their peers. Yes, those peers of your who would never miss a class! You can just find the class you are looking for, grab the notes and still be prepared for the potential impromptu essay in section on Tuesday.
Right now they have over 400 universities represented on the site, so there’s a good chance yours is on there. If it isn’t you can get the ball rolling at your school by uploading your own notes.
Why would you ever share your notes? Well, for one, to be nice; it is better to give than to receive, remember? But if nice isn’t your thing, do it for the free shiz; they have a program that rewards users with Amazon.com gift cards.
It used to be that only the lucky few with access to test files and notes passed down from older siblings struck gold like this, but now everyone (with a .edu) can have a piece of the note-taking pie. And it tastes good.