Started uni this year. I'm going to every single class, but I feel that I don't learn anything while in my classes (it's generally been like this all through school). At the end of the day after spending anywhere from 4-8 hours sitting in front of a lecturer I rush home in a panic to try to actually learn what was introduced in class today. It mostly seems that I'm being introduced to ideas, which is great. But if that's all I get out of a lecture I'm better off staying home and reading the table of contents of my textbook. Does anyone else feel this way? Is success possible without going to class (assuming an individual is capable of learning without instruction)? The concepts are easy enough to understand, but I feel that I could have so much more free time if I just woke up, jumped on my books, introduced the material to myself and learned it simultaneously rather than riding the bus for an hour, shuffling into a room, and listening to a guy talk for an hour while writing down cliff notes of topics that should be understood rather than memorized. Let me know how you guys feel about this stuff. Has anyone done it and achieved success? It's not a question of motivation, I want to learn these things and am motivated to do so. I just think I can do it faster and more efficiently on my own.