Cracking Down On Skipping Class By Douglas Belkin Summary

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Imagine you are back in high school, with your parents constantly hounding you to be present in class and that overwhelming feeling that if you aren’t in class, you will fail that course as well as disappoint your parents. One of the many responsibilities that come with being in college is attending class, but as more and more universities are using this technology, this particular responsibility is becoming a foreign concept. Douglas Belkin’s essay, “Cracking Down on Skipping Class: High-Tech Trackers Aim to Boost Attendance, as Colleges Seek High Graduation Rates”, he reports that new technology is being developed in order to provide more motivation for college students to successfully pass their classes (115). This technology creates more of an interaction between professors and students and it allows the student to be more engaged in the lecture (116). My view is that by utilizing high-tech attendance monitoring systems, it disregards the deeper …show more content…

If a student decides to skip class knowing that they are being tracked and knowing that the school will inform their parents of their location, it is embarrassing. College students get caught up in the new found freedom they never had and make poor decisions like skipping class. College is the place to make and learn from mistakes without having anyone telling you what to do and how to fix it. Using high-tech trackers defeats the purpose of learning from mistakes and removes the choice students can make towards a certain class. For example, if a student needs a mental health day and decides not to attend class, their parents would immediately know and will most likely argue and lecture the student. It is also humiliating to the student because they cannot decide what is best for them without getting any repercussion to their decision. It’s like the parents are still making the student’s decision for

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