sat through a lecture of things i already know because i had a lab immediately afterwards i didn't want to miss
then the lab started and it was stuff i already know so i just left
@monorail "oh, okay, bye"
i can just
and no one will care?
@cdmnky in college? yeah
@monorail but like
what if your class has 9 people in it
and there's a ping and your name disappears so it's obvious
and it's all recorded for evidence
@cdmnky evidence of what? you're not doing anything wrong
@monorail i uh...
isn't it rude or something?
idk perhaps im just so fucking ruined by this society's power dynamics that i'm just too afraid to make any decisions on my own because of fear of getting in trouble
@cdmnky no it's like, expected
it's totally fine
the one thing is that it's a bad look to never stick around for lectures and then on your own time message the prof like "hey i don't get it can you help me with this" but like, i imagine those wouldn't be the ones you're leaving early
@monorail i've also had bad luck with professors
a lot of them i've had make you ask to use the bathroom like a child
@monorail and of course the whole rule that they can fail you if they feel you've missed enough class time (which in many cases is one entire lecture)
sometimes it depends on the course, the school, et cetera, but a lot of college/universities don't enforce attendance.
it's always fine to double check though! just ask your professor before or after class, just be all "hey, i actually know this content we're about to cover/are covering, is it alright if I slip out?'
it's not like they're going to get all up after you about it, it's a more adult setting, they know people have things to do.
@cdmnky like in this case i just clicked "leave meeting" but even during in-person classes i would regularly get up and walk out the door
if the prof wasn't in the middle of something i'd say "thank you" or "have a nice day" or something but if they were busy i'd just walk out
if it sucks, hit da bricks
yeah i've had profs with attendance requirements which sucks but after you get into the higher level classes in your major there's a 99.9% chance the profs won't give a shit
@wolfpede @monorail @cdmnky I had an intro to psych class that was fucking ridiculous... attendance was "mandatory" and we had assignments due every class that were only collected 6 times all semester. We had to type and print the answers out before every fucking class. Doing the assignment (like three short answer questions) required reading the book. Then the following lecture was just her giving us the exact same fucking information we just read from the book. The actual information was laughably basic and I had already learned most of it from a high school elective.
This was a 9am class.
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