Cutting class

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CUTTING CLASS Cutting class in high school has many drawbacks. Students in high school need to realize that a good education is very important for many different aspects of their lives. A high school education has a very high impact on a student's future.

First of all, high school students need to realize that attending class is very important for a good education. When students decide not to attend class, they are very much jeopardizing their learning process. The students begin to lose the lessons learned each day in class. Also, they miss out on the fun activities that actually coincide with learning in a classroom setting. For example, when I cut class, I missed out on a lot of different group activities. I didn't get to share personal experiences with other students that might have been rather enjoyable.

Another very important reason for not cutting class has to do with responsibility.

When a student cuts class, he/she can sometimes develop a negative sense of responsibility. Often a student becomes uncaring about many things. For instance, I began to care less about my family's feelings, my grades, and myself. Speaking of grades, it is almost certain that a student's grades will go down when he/she does not attend class on a regular basis. One reason is because it is harder to understand a subject in full depth when a student cuts class. Also, it is very easy to fall behind. When a student does fall behind, and his/her grades go down, the student sometimes doesn't realize that it has a great impact on college years. In my own situation, I failed to get good grades in high school and it has showed up in my first semester in college. I had a difficult time understanding the basic concepts for the lack of not learning them in high school. I also had to study long and hard to make up for it. However, if I had attended class in high school, the material probably would have come much easier to me.

Finally, a student needs to realize that attending class in high school is very important for one's future. School enables a student to look at many different subject areas in depth. However, if a student doesn't attend his/her classes, it is hard for them to set future goals. When a student cuts a class, that student might not realize that a certain subject interests them. For example, I cut my math class a lot my first year in high school. Once I began attending on a regular basis, and got caught up, I realized I really enjoyed the subject. So, attending classes will widen your horizon.

All in all, I feel students need to understand that attending class in high school is very important for a good education. A student's time in high school not only affects themselves in the present, but also their families. But most important, a high school education has a very high impact on a student's future.