well here is my problem. I do all the readings and I still don't get anything from classes. Like I said, I do get few things here and there, but I doubt I'll remember any of those things after few hours. I do admit feeling lost a lot of the time, and as you said, I do agree that part of the problem is that I don't pay enough attention. Having said all that, I am seriously considering not going to class for a good reason. I think it gives me too much unnecessary stress that affects my daily routine of studying. (and I do respect people who go to class everyday, pay attention, and participate. It's just that I really don't think it will work for me) I have absolutely NO problem studying for 10 hours a day on my own (and when I do this, I actually understand the material, and I do feel like I learned something) so it's not like I am trying to skip classes because I am lazy or something.To be honest, I will have absolutely no problem if I can just graduate with 2.0 GPA. I have my own plan after I graduate, but it is unnecessary for me to explain it here. The frustrating thing is, whenever I study on my own, I feel great and whenever I go to class, I feel horrible and won't study for the rest of the day because I either feel overwhelmed or depressed.
You should consider your school's policy on attendance. The ABA requires strict attendance records, and while most professors don't take roll, if they notice that they call your name and you're not there, it will be rather obvious. Just go to class and study there, if you really can't concentrate and feel stressed. Enough people surf the internet or zone out that you won't be THAT noticeable if your head is buried in your book.
awkward follows you like a beer chasing a shot of tequila.
It's quite possible to get an A without ever attending class. But why bother? Class is like 2 hours a day? Just go and surf the net. You never know if something said will aid you. I think class is just good for the peace of mind that you know the subjects that are being covered.