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Only when you sleep with them.

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I tend to be extremely impersonal with my professors so I've never gotten any special treatment to my knowledge.
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Nope.~ But then again, I don't really need it. Nor do I really bother communicating with my professors too much. Depends, really. I did give my psych teacher last semester a book I had finished, since I thought he'd like it. I'll participate....but usually only if no one else is. It pisses me off when the teacher asks a simple question and no one responds to it, so I'll do it.
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I don't think its so much special treatment as much as it is the teacher noticing your efforts. Think about it if you know a student works hard and simply made a small mistake you'd want to cut them some slack so as to not hurt their grade over a mistake or even something they couldn't help. But if a lazy student who just barely gets buy or is regularly late does the same thing then you'd feel little reason to cut them a break since you know they didn't even at least try.

I think talking with your teachers helps because it shows them you are genuinely interested in the class and learning the material and not just there for the credits and nothing more.
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teallerina wrote:

Only when you sleep with them.

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Real world problems, folks. Happens everywhere.


Hahaha, but really, what are you learning vs what are you paying for? I've been out of college for seven years and I think I'm more hireable for holding down the full-time job I have had for five years than I would have been with a communications degree.

But another caveat in my story, in my case, there was a full scholarship, an administrative disagreement, and a firing of two teachers to leave one to head the department (the same one who would call me to wake me up) who declined and resigned on principle. I had spent a year keeping a 3.2 because the college was small and every teacher I had knew every student they had.

Out of the 24 credit hours I sought over the next year that I had to pay for, real world problems were more or less totally ignored, a majority of students didn't have them. I dropped to a 1.6, and knowing what I know now I should have kept my scholarship, switched majors, and continued reporting the school's misappropriations, like I was just learning before literally every student majoring in journalism left.

But you got no captain, you got no crew. I was supposed to be learning, that's what I thought college was about.

Now I'm totally venting. Stay in school everybody, my life has been different from yours.

I'm a big KU fan, never attended, but there's a real NCAA student athlete problem. I think student athletes should be insured by the NCAA (leaving my original college exempt) instead of being insured good grades by faculty. Venting again.
Posted 4/6/15

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Hahaha, but really, what are you learning vs what are you paying for? I've been out of college for seven years and I think I'm more hireable for holding down the full-time job I have had for five years than I would have been with a communications degree.

But another caveat in my story, in my case, there was a full scholarship, an administrative disagreement, and a firing of two teachers to leave one to head the department (the same one who would call me to wake me up) who declined and resigned on principle. I had spent a year keeping a 3.2 because the college was small and every teacher I had knew every student they had.

Out of the 24 credit hours I sought over the next year that I had to pay for, real world problems were more or less totally ignored, a majority of students didn't have them. I dropped to a 1.6, and knowing what I know now I should have kept my scholarship, switched majors, and continued reporting the school's misappropriations, like I was just learning before literally every student majoring in journalism left.

But you got no captain, you got no crew. I was supposed to be learning, that's what I thought college was about.

Now I'm totally venting. Stay in school everybody, my life has been different from yours.

I'm a big KU fan, never attended, but there's a real NCAA student athlete problem. I think student athletes should be insured by the NCAA (leaving my original college exempt) instead of being insured good grades by faculty. Venting again.


Interesting story, thanks for sharing. I wouldn't know the personal college experience since as of yet, I've never gone. I based off my first answer just from people, and life experience in general. Pretty applicable to well, majority of things if not all.

Do you regret not going to college? If so, ever plan on going back?
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It's not what you know,it's who you know.
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i'm not calling you a grade digger, but you ain't messing with no non-teacher? wait that doesn't work :c
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i'm not calling you a grade digger, but you ain't messing with no non-teacher? wait that doesn't work :c


Ah, pure poetry

Now, about that little plagiarism issue. . .
Posted 4/7/15

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-mockingbird wrote:

i'm not calling you a grade digger, but you ain't messing with no non-teacher? wait that doesn't work :c


Ah, pure poetry

Now, about that little plagiarism issue. . .


no it's fine, i spent time after class with the professor for "extra credit"
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-mockingbird wrote:


moonhawk81 wrote:


-mockingbird wrote:

i'm not calling you a grade digger, but you ain't messing with no non-teacher? wait that doesn't work :c


Ah, pure poetry

Now, about that little plagiarism issue. . .


no it's fine, i spent time after class with the professor for "extra credit"


*and I can't find a "facepalm" emoticon. . .
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I wouldn't worry about the marks, you teacher thinks you're good enough to pass so that should be all that matters.
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I could see why favoritism is undesireable to you. If the teacher is male it could be sexual harassment. You could confront the guy or report it to the dean, but it could be bad for you in either case, depending on him and how the department is run. Apart from that risking it all for pride, its probably best to let it go.
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I wouldn't worry about the marks. Your teacher thinks you're good enough to pass so that should be all that matters.

Yep. Agree with this thought.
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I'm glad for the "special treatment" I have gotten from a few teachers. I know I didn't deserve it but I wouldn't have passed my grade without it. (yeah, shame on me lol)

It is weird because I'm quiet and I don't even establish conversations or bonds with my teachers, maybe they pity me lol I have 2 memories of special treatments that saved my ass in school:

1. I was in middle school and I was too stupid for math (or lazy because I never studied). During the final tests I remember my teacher walking by my desk and looking at my paper with a horrified expression she would grab my pencil and give me the correct answers. ^_^ this happened in every exam...I literally passed that class because of her.

2. When I was taking the dental x rays class, I only studied like 4 hours before the test and I did terribly. However, there was another girl in the class that did the same as me but the professor didn't like her because she was a bit rude(got late to class, ate food whenever she wanted etc). The day when the professor gave us our grades (if we passed the class or not), she gave that girl a D- and she gave me a B+ after the second chance even though that girl and I had similar grades on the tests. The professor didn't give her a second opportunity like she did with me (take the test again).

The girl complained to the professor that it wasn't fair that only I received a second chance and passed the class while she failed the class just because the professor didn't like her. Meanwhile, I was sitting quietly on my seat listening to the professor and the girl fighting but I got my B+ and that's all that mattered to me.
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