Let’s say you’re a college student.
You have a class meeting today at which a short essay (about 400 words) is due. The essay counts for about 5% of your grade for the course.
At that class meeting, your instructor will be lecturing on the reading assignment upon which that short essay is focused. The material from the reading assignment will likely appear on the final exam, which is only a few weeks away.
The thing is, you’re not quite done with the essay (which needs to be handed in by the end of the class meeting), and class time is rapidly approaching.
- Skip the lecture in order to finish the essay and turn it in as the instructor is leaving the classroom.
- Turn in what you have written so far (or, if that’s not enough, just not turn this essay in) and go to lecture to make sure you learn what you need to about that reading assignment.
Any details you can share about your decision process would be appreciated.