I’m Red-beard The Pirate and I’ve helped thousands of students get killer grades with my book (and I’m even talking about the procrastinators too.)

Only $4.99  and you only pay it if you see the results you’re looking for – otherwise I walk the plank matey!

Want to know more?

Skipping school is a problem.

I don’t care if you don’t learn anything in school. I don’t care if you don’t enjoy school. And most of the time, I don’t even care if no one else notices.

It’s not really about that.

Skipping classes is a problem too.

It’s an issue that goes way deeper than the usual thing we talk about here.

Smart Student Secrets is mostly about how average students can easily improve their grades using clever but unusual strategies that science has been proving the most effective strategies for years now.

The point: it doesn’t take a ton of effort to do well in school when you know these strategies. It just takes a few extra minutes a day and some real basic things like showing up to class. Learn these strategies, show up to class, and you’ll have everything you need to be a top student.

But based on a recent conversation I had with a USC student, I wanted to run through the topic of skipping school and classes.

This guy said something like:

“I always skip my Algebra class because the teacher speaks with this thick accent that I can’t understand anyway. So I just study from my textbook to figure it out.”

And, high school students reading this, I want you to read through this even though the later section is going to be more relevant to you. This is still super important to get.

Skipping Classes In College


Seriously… this should get under your skin. If you think you can do well in class while skipping your classes then this is the first point you need to address… You shouldn’t be paying to take classes with teachers you can’t learn from.

Leave the damn class.

In fact, if you’re smart enough to learn this stuff without the teacher then save yourself a fortune and CLEP out of the course. (In other words, test out of it.)

If you would benefit from the class then take a different class. I don’t care if you need to wait a semester. I don’t care if the school is a pain to deal with. Do it. Don’t waste your money while ruining your chance at a proper education.

The college is supposed to be providing you with a service. If they can’t provide it… then you’re at the wrong place.

If skipping classes in college makes sense based on your college…

Then you’re in the wrong place and doing the wrong things!

Believe it or not… you’re not paying this school for a degree… no matter how much they like to pretend you are.

They’ll feed you that bulls*** because they don’t want to go through the effort of educating you. It’s easier for them to be a degree mill than for them to actually teach students. (And yes… some “top” colleges are essentially degree mills in my opinion. They don’t educate. They test. And then give degrees.)

And even if you choose to put up with this:

In small classes, when the teacher can recognize that you’re not actually showing up to the class, even if it’s not officially graded, you will be judged and your grades will suffer because of it. The teacher does take into account the amount of effort you put in. If you look like you’re not putting in the effort then the teacher will grade you accordingly.

In larger classes, when the teacher probably wouldn’t even recognize you, then you’re just wasting your money. Just sign up for the same course at a college down the street if you have to and transfer the credit. Don’t throw away your money to these people.

But What About High School Students Skipping

You aren’t paying for anything.

What have you got to lose?

Well… I’m going to say something that most people won’t tell you.

If you’re not planning to show up then why aren’t you just dropping out?

It would be a more intelligent way of solving this problem you’re having. If you don’t want to go to class and you don’t want to get the benefit of the education (the degree, college prospects, etc.) then you might as well drop out.

I won’t judge you for it.

Personally, if I were you, I’d really consider dropping out. What would happen? By considering that you might actually find that motivation to show up to class.

Skipping school isn’t a real decision.

It’s indecision.

It’s avoiding the real decisions that you need to make.


If you actually do want the benefits of high school then here is the thing:

The easiest way to gain points in class is to show up.

If you show up, try, and aren’t a complete butthole then you’re dramatically more likely to do well in your courses. Teachers don’t like failing students that show up. In fact, if you’re a pleasant human being then the teacher doesn’t even want to have to give you a low score.

The prerequisite to success in school is showing up. If attendance is taken then there is literally no way around it.

Even when you feel like you’re not getting anything from it, you’re getting more than you think. At the very least, you’re gaining the skill of jumping through hoops to get fish. (Like a dolphin… ) It’s not fun to think about but that’s part of life.

Sometimes we don’t immediately understand the value of something despite it being super valuable.

These degrees and diplomas mean something. They don’t prove you’re smart. They don’t prove you’re skilled. They don’t prove you’re worth anything. But they do prove you know how to show up and follow the rules.

In life, there is an easy way to success and a hard way.

Getting through school and actually showing up is almost always the easy way.

I’m not saying you can’t pick the hard way. But don’t be dumb about it. Skipping school is usually just dumb.

Image Sources:Pexels, Pexels, and Rawpixel

Skipping School Isn’t Always Dumb But It Usually Is

Have you ever sabotaged your success doing this silly little thing?

Ever procrastinate?

You only procrastinate the stuff that sucks. You don’t say, “Ahhh… I’ll read that text from my crush later.” Nope. Now… Any pause is intentional and coordinated to respond better.

Here is the problem with academics:

You probably think most academic stuff sucks – at least a little. (Especially compared to other things you could be doing.)

And the thing is:


You’re slowly hardening your association of school and being miserable.

You need to create positive associations with academics. You want your brain to be getting hyped  up and positive when you’re thinking about studying and giving into this internal oligarchical instinct to force yourself to studying – ain’t helpin’.

Chill the internal dictator for a moment…

A big secret: You need to STOP forcing yourself to study so much.

But, if you’re not forcing yourself then how are you going to see those killer straight-a’s that you’re always dreaming about?


Get your copy of my book about How To Get Happier Straight A’s.

It only costs $4.99 (and if these strategies don’t work like magic like it has for thousands of other students then you can get a full refund.)

Click Here To Buy Your Copy


Tagged on:                 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *