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How I topped my class without attending classes

I do not like the idea of being in a closed room for learning about the world outside. I believe that you can learn a lot more from outside the classroom that can help you in your life.

The title of this post must have made you a little sceptical about my intentions. Well, let me let you that I do not intend to mislead anyone through this article. I am just going to share with you something I had experienced during my college days. However, I do not recommend you to follow suit.

The trick I used worked for me but there’s no way I could tell you whether it would work for you or not. Anyway, I am going to tell you about the trick (or the tool) that helped me top my exam without having to attend regular classes.

It was the month of April. I had attended 45 days of classes already. For someone like me, who is not an admirer of the formal education system, that was kind of torturous. I have always believed in being out there in the world and learn things along the way. This is my concept of learning and growing. I do not like the idea of being in a closed room for learning about the world outside. I believe that you can learn a lot more from outside the classroom that can help you in your life.

However, I can’t deny the fact that I needed a degree for higher studies or even for a vocational course. This is why I started figuring out ways to get all I could from a class lecture without actually attending it.

aagghh… the boring classes.. not again

I took to the internet to figure out how I could do that. After going through some random articles on the internet, I came upon this website called “My Voice To Text”. This website uses a speech recognition technology. I knew how I could use this for my need.

Once I understood how the website works, I called up a classmate of mine. I told him about this website and offered a deal. The deal was simple. He would use this website in the class to keep a transcripted record of the lectures. He would then send me those records. In return, I would let him ride my Harley Davidson for an hour on Sundays. He was more than happy with the deal.

That is how I figured out a way to study without having to attend classes. I did attend classes though from time to time. But, I never got interested. I did my studies with the help of those transcripted notes and my own books.

I would spend at least three hours every day for my academic studies. I would spend the rest of the time learning and executing new things on the internet. I would move around my city with a camera and record things. I was interested in videography and being outside actually helped me learn from experience.

Because I was doing a lot, I actually became good at handling multiple things at a time without any stress. Maybe that is the reason I could clear my exams without attending classes. However, being the topper of the class was something that I didn’t expect. But, because it happened I can say that I have now become a lot more confident about myself.

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