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Regularly sleeping through one class.

ExaltedAlmightyExaltedAlmighty Registered User Posts: 58 Junior Member
edited November 2012 in College Life
So I've been having problems with a roommate that was regularly waking me up at night to noise. I'll be sorting that out, but because of a lack of sleep, I rely a ton on my phone to wake me up. Once I slept through my phone alarm. Lately, my phone's been having power problems and shutting off at night. I missed a couple of classes because of that. Then I started relying on my PC, until my freaking campus security software cut me off to make me randomly log back in.

I know it's all BS excuses that are my fault, but I've missed five classes so far. It's a small Latin class. Is there any way to approach the professor and regain a little respect without insulting him with my retarded problems? I don't plan on lying to him, but I want him to know I'm serious about his class, and I love doing Latin. How do I make that clear when I keep skipping?

For the record, in all my other classes, I have a high GPA, especially in my major, which this class falls under. I'm pretty serious about school and passionate about my major.
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Replies to: Regularly sleeping through one class.

  • ladeeda6ladeeda6 Registered User Posts: 508 Member
    I wouldn't bother saying anything to him but I would buy an alarm clock from where ever and just make sure to get up.
  • Big10ChampBig10Champ Registered User Posts: 148 Junior Member
    ^ Agreed.

    Do not contact your professor. Get up for class and find a way to make it happen. Inject Red Bull intravenously if you need to.
  • AxelrodAxelrod Registered User Posts: 663 Member
    Worth talking to the professor to see if he/she can offer an alternative resolution (such as retaking the class without suffering any current penalty--assuming that the drop/add period is over).
  • ExaltedAlmightyExaltedAlmighty Registered User Posts: 58 Junior Member
    I did end up buying an alarm at the university shop the other day. Then I realized too late it's only powered by triple A's and is a cheap piece of crap. I slept through it this morning, and my PC as a backup d/c'ed again, but by total chance, I woke up right before class. I have no freaking clue what to make of my luck. I'm glad this semester's almost over, so I can fix my phone. I actually got inside it, but the micro usb port, that's loose and won't let it charge, is soldered in. Damn, I miss that thing as an alarm.

    Anyway, my issue is really with the professor. He takes attendance pretty seriously, and I have to have him in future classes. I really need him to take me seriously since that's a huge deal with grades. Dropping or retaking is kind of extreme because I'll probably get a low B even though my quiz grades are A's. I guess I just want to know if anyone thinks it's possible to approach him about it without seeming pathetic (because it obviously is pretty pathetic).
  • HumanoidHumanoid Registered User Posts: 163 Junior Member
    I would approach him after a class or in his office hours or something and tell him you're really sorry for missing the classes. Just say something like "sorry I missed all of those classes, it was my fault and I'm working to solve the problem." Don't ask for extra credit or a way to make up the points, just own up to it and let him know you didn't mean to disrespect him.
  • AxelrodAxelrod Registered User Posts: 663 Member
    Nope. It'll seem pathetic because it is. Nevertheless, you still should consider doing so.
  • ExaltedAlmightyExaltedAlmighty Registered User Posts: 58 Junior Member
    Nope. It'll seem pathetic because it is.

    Yeah, I know. I still want to own up.
    Nevertheless, you still should consider doing so.

    There's no way dropping a B course can be a good idea. I'd definitely get a W, which is going to make law schools assume the worst. It just looks really bad.
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