Talking to Professor about Being Absent


A: Excuse me, Professor. I am going to miss next week's class.
B: Is this something that you could schedule for another time?
A: No, I have to do this; it's important!
B: Have you arranged for someone to take notes for you?
A: I've made arrangements with a friend to help me.
B: You know that I only allow one absence per semester, don't you?
A: Yes, I know.
B: Write down your name and the date on a piece of paper and give it to me.
A: OK, I can do that.
B: Well, have a good day off from class.


A: Professor, I will not be here for our next class meeting.
B: Is this absolutely necessary?
A: I tried to work something out, but I really do have to miss one class.
B: Will you be able to make up the work you missed?
A: I'm going to be doing a lot of extra reading.
B: Remember that I will only let you miss one class meeting per semester.
A: Yes, I remember.
B: Could you e-mail me this week as a reminder?
A: Sure, no problem.
B: Make good use of that day off; you'll only have one this semester!


A: I have to miss school next week.
B: Isn't there some way you could work your schedule out to be here?
A: Unfortunately, this is what I have to do.
B: How are you going to catch up?
A: I've got it all covered.
B: If you miss this class, you will have used up your quota for the semester.
A: Don't worry, this will be the last class I miss.
B: Make sure to remind me right before you are absent.
A: I'll remember.
B: Enjoy your day off and don't forget to study!


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