5 Myths about skipping college class
There are a variety of comments from parents regarding KnowYouGo and myths about skipping college class. Most see the value of the system and believe it is important to hold students accountable so that they will perform up to their capabilities in the classroom.
Others have responses that are not always thought through.
Some of those mistakes will be discussed here occasionally to help others that may have the same thought.
Parent myth #1
"I'll know whether they went to class when I get their grades."
That thought is incorrect on several levels.
The first mistake is thinking their grades will automatically reveal whether the student went to class. A student will not always fail a class because they skipped it frequently. They may merely drop a letter grade or two. When you see a B, you will not know if they could have made an A by going to class more. They may have begun a habit of skipping class that will get worse in future semesters. Alternatively, a poor grade may not indicate a lack of effort. Your student could make a C, and you assume it was due to missing class when in fact it was just a tough course. Grades do not tell the whole story.
The second mistake is waiting months to figure out there is a problem. Even if you could determine that there was an issue with class attendance, waiting until the end of the semester is too late to do anything about the damage that has already been done. It is like having a smoke detector that goes off after your house has burned down. It is too little too late. KnowYouGo serves as a “smoke detector” for class attendance. No one thinks their house will ever catch fire, but they still have smoke detectors just in case. Smoke detectors save lives every day. Most parents don’t think their child will start skipping class frequently, but it's nice to have a back-up just in case.
With KnowYouGo you can know sooner and stop the problem before it damages their academic record and wastes your money.
More parents myths to come, get more information about the release date of KnowYouGo mobile app in Fall 2017.