Most university students are neither layabouts nor high-achievers, but instead fall somewhere in-between. Despite the best of intentions, it's all too easy to skip the occasional class for more socialising and/or bedtime. If this sounds depressingly like you, here's a foolproof tip that should galvanize you into attending each and every class from now on...
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According to Lifehacker reader "Dman", keeping tabs on the cost of each lecture/tutorial can be a strong psychological motivator that will keep you from skipping class.
On getting your money's worth, I remember when I was going through uni that according to the cost of the units and how many lectures each one had, I worked out that each lecture was costing me around $90. So every time I wanted to skip a lecture, I thought of it as having bought a $90 ticket to a concert, and then not going :P
This may sound like obvious advice, but very few students actually bother to calculate the cost of tutorials and lectures. Instead of some abstract debt, it actually puts the money you're "spending" into perspective -- including the exact amount that gets wasted whenever you decide to skip a class. (If your parents are footing the bill, that should encourage you not to waste the money even more!)