2015-02-13 21:09:33 网络转载
Class Attendance Should Be Compulsory
Although some students argue that class attendance should not be compulsory either because the classes are boring or because they can learn more on their own, I believe that making class attendance compulsory is beneficial for both students and teachers.
First, it is beneficial for students because most universities have a regulation that states if students miss one-third of their classes they will not be allowed to take the final exam. So students being absent from class punish themselves by missing out on the exam and face having to retake the class during the next semester. Furthermore, many teachers tie in attendance with marks. For example, my English teacher awards10 percent of the final marks for attendance with percent being deducted for every absence. In some cases, lack of attendance could mean the difference between a pass or fail. Second, it is beneficial for teachers because a full class complement shows respect for the teacher and the university education system. If a teacher prepares to teach a class it is only right that students turn up to be taught. If it is not compulsory for students to attend classes then teachers could say that what is good for the goose is good for the ganders too and refuse to take classes. Clearly this would lead to a breakdown of the entire university system.
In conclusion, making class attendance compulsory benefits both students and teachers by allowing students to maximize their marks and allowing teachers to be respected for their professional duties.