Every student ends up finding a studying rhythm, whether that involves attending every lecture and taking copious notes, or watching the recorded lectures and reading the textbook. The choice is yours, and you’ll have to experiment to see what best fits your learning style. Keep in mind, though, that there are several benefits to attending lectures: (1) you can ask questions right as you think of them, (2) learning can be a more social experience, and (3) you’ll force yourself to stay on track with the material. Sleeping in and watching the lectures at double speed sounds appealing, but it also requires the self-discipline to actually watch those lectures rather than, say, more Netflix. Going to lectures ensures that you’ll keep up with the classes while also bonding with your fellow classmates.
— Jordan S., M1