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I would be grateful.

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as long as professors are allowed to have sex with their students and keep their job you will always have professors who give ahhm, preferential treatment to certain students
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PruBenAzul wrote:


IngramIV wrote:

There is this class: Labor Law which is normal, yet you have to study to earn a B or C then we have this Exam practice and theory supposed to be hold at different weeks... that was never the case the day of the theory only exam we get notified that we will held both part the Practical and the theory parts... at the same day with held as separated grades.... just why it seems that someone convinced the professor to held the exam early to they be on vacation trip on Holy Week...
Today I got an F (30 points) because I was unprepared to the exam. (65% of the class got an F too)


I'm really sorry that happened to you. Hopefully there will be a curve or more chances to make up some more points so that exam doesn't kill you. I do not have fond memories of the law class I had to take.


Thanks,
Sometimes it happen at classroom that the teacher and the student (including me) we discuss in topics that have a need for improve(colleague topics) and the discussion get interesting, this is a situation that student must avoid calling Grade Digging or anything similar.
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Looks like someone is having the guilty conscious.

When you finally have a badass job... I mean career, you'll be wondered how many would smile on your face from ear to ear but metaphorically step allover you at the back. Maybe you don't. Maybe you'll step on someone from the very beginning, even your sucker clients and customers. Nobody would admit they have done it too. Maybe it's the denial part.

At least, you're thinking about it that it's wrong. You admit it's wrong but there's no way shape and form you'll actually own it and jeopardize what you already built upon. Time goes by. This guilty feeling would be buried behind the recess of your mind. But you know you're still wrong.

Meh.

Get that money.
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onibrotonel wrote:

Get that money.


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pirththee wrote:

It's not what you know,it's who you know.


Always and forever.
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Maybe it depends on the professors you have, all of mine were super old.
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dang must be nice. I like class but I hate how college is a financial trap, and because of this I hate going to class even though I'm paying for it. I do enjoy learning, but i just hate the current system.
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If it bothers you then it shouldn't. Ass kissing or intelligent conversations, doesn't matter which one it is. If people are jelous then maybe they should spend more time interacting with their teacher. Isn't it human nature to like the people that treat you well rather than people shying away? Teachers and professors can only seperate their human nature to an extent and try to be fair, but they will always be humans, thus treating people they like a little better.
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I don't really find it disturbing or unfair. They put in the effort to talk to their teachers, who are also human. They're bound to have feelings, both positive and negative.

I'd love if professors gave me special treatment since my goal is to pass with a decent grade. It doesn't particularly bother me when I have a windfall every now and then.
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PruBenAzul wrote:

Okay, this kinda bothers me to be honest. Because I'm one of those kids that befriends their professors and holds conversations with them on a regular basis. But I wouldn't call myself a "good student" and I'm not by any means..."brown nosing". I just really like having intellectual conversations and if a topic interests me, I want to know more about it. I show up to class early and leave late (it's very rare that I ditch), but that's just how I was raised as a person and as an athlete. If someone is giving me their time, I make sure to make use of it. I do draw during class, but that's more of a nervous habit thing, and I still pay attention. But more importantly, I ask questions and I answer the questions (or try to) when a professor asks.

Now to my point. Last week, I had a Marketing Plan due, but I forgot to include a market analysis. Instead of giving me a bad grade, my professor e-mailed me and let me turn in that part of the paper that night. (Granted, I did a market analysis in less than an hour so it was really horrid). With out the market analysis, my grade would've been a 54%, but after I included the market analysis, my professor gave me a 85%.

It's not just that class. For one of my classes, we have a take home exam that's paired with an in-class exam. I straight up BOMBED the in-class exam and got a 48%, but my professor gave me a 130% grade for my take home exam. (I earned all 30 points of extra credit.) So combined, I got an exam score of 89%. The class average for the in-class exam was a 60% and the average for the take home exam was 80%. I really don't know if I deserved that 130% on the take home exam, but I also know my professor was upset because a few students had plagiarized on the take home exam.

Anyways, these are just a couple of recent examples. Even though I'm thankful that my mess-ups won't have a big impact on my overall grades in my classes...I want to EARN those grades....not get special treatment.

Has anyone else experienced this? What are your thoughts?


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I'm shocked /sarcasm

Well if you can live with yourself getting by in college this way, who am I to judge
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pirththee wrote:

It's not what you know,it's who you know.


I see there was an edit

I am guessing because the phrase listed should have the second "kn" should be replaced by a "bl"
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PruBenAzul wrote:

Okay, this kinda bothers me to be honest. Because I'm one of those kids that befriends their professors and holds conversations with them on a regular basis. But I wouldn't call myself a "good student" and I'm not by any means..."brown nosing". I just really like having intellectual conversations and if a topic interests me, I want to know more about it. I show up to class early and leave late (it's very rare that I ditch), but that's just how I was raised as a person and as an athlete. If someone is giving me their time, I make sure to make use of it. I do draw during class, but that's more of a nervous habit thing, and I still pay attention. But more importantly, I ask questions and I answer the questions (or try to) when a professor asks.

Now to my point. Last week, I had a Marketing Plan due, but I forgot to include a market analysis. Instead of giving me a bad grade, my professor e-mailed me and let me turn in that part of the paper that night. (Granted, I did a market analysis in less than an hour so it was really horrid). With out the market analysis, my grade would've been a 54%, but after I included the market analysis, my professor gave me a 85%.

It's not just that class. For one of my classes, we have a take home exam that's paired with an in-class exam. I straight up BOMBED the in-class exam and got a 48%, but my professor gave me a 130% grade for my take home exam. (I earned all 30 points of extra credit.) So combined, I got an exam score of 89%. The class average for the in-class exam was a 60% and the average for the take home exam was 80%. I really don't know if I deserved that 130% on the take home exam, but I also know my professor was upset because a few students had plagiarized on the take home exam.

Anyways, these are just a couple of recent examples. Even though I'm thankful that my mess-ups won't have a big impact on my overall grades in my classes...I want to EARN those grades....not get special treatment.

Has anyone else experienced this? What are your thoughts?


Pretty girl gets break

I'm shocked /sarcasm

Well if you can live with yourself getting by in college this way, who am I to judge


Actually, I don't really think of myself as being pretty. Not once did I think that I got a break because my professors thought I was pretty. My issue was thinking they gave me a break because I'm the only one in class who engages in conversation and does extra work. My usual class work is usually great because I spend time and effort to do it right. Although I've never been good at taking exams that are multiple choice...I can rock a short answer or an essay style exam.

For my Marketing Plan, I'm upset at myself for missing such a huge part, and not only does that disappoint my professor, but imagine if my boss asked for a Marketing Plan and I made such a mistake? And I would be more upset if one of my classmates also forgot to include the market analysis, and didn't get the same opportunity. Actually, if that was the case...I would've taken the 54 on this assignment. Also. This is one part of a Business Plan that each student in our class is putting together. I will have the chance to fix my mistakes before I turn in all of the sections for our final assignment.

Where I bombed that multiple choice exam but got a lot of extra credit for my take home exam, I actually just received (today) the feedback as to why I got full points. I got full points because all of the questions were short answer and not only did I correctly identify, define, and explain the problem and possible solutions, I also went above and beyond to provide examples. Apparently my classmates just defined the terms of the problem and did nothing else. As for the extra credit, I attend every class, and whenever there's a shortage of students, my professor offers an extra credit opportunity.

And finally. I cannot live with myself if I thought I was just getting by in college. Going into my senior year in a degree in Mechanical Engineering...having already completed a senior design project...I switched my major to General Business. My GPA in engineering had dropped to a 2.9 and like I said before...I AM NOT A GOOD EXAM TAKER, so I was just getting by. (If the class average was a 40, I was the one kid getting a 20.) But I made up for my horrid exam grades with perfect homework and project scores. However, it got to the point where I seriously started to doubt my ability and in all of our engineering classes we go over case studies to enforce just how much responsibility we have as engineers. Yes, I could do the work and I understood it given the time and extra research I could do for the out of class assignments...but I felt useless in class. And compared to my classmates, I considered myself to be an idiot. Instead of barely making it through college with a MECHANICAL ENGINEERING degree...I changed my major and set myself back a year and a half to graduate with a BUSINESS degree at a private college that costs about 60k a year in tuition alone. I did this because I could not live with myself and honestly thought I would be an INCOMPETENT ENGINEER THAT COULD POSSIBLY COST LIVES.

I do not regret switching my major. Actually, I'm much more comfortable in business and now I have a technical background that helps me in a lot of ways. I wanted to be a project manager as an engineer...now I can do that through the business side. And quite honestly, I've learned quite a bit life lessons in my business classes that I would not have learned in my engineering classes. People underrate a business degree, but it's what you put into it that you get out of it. I'm lucky all of my professors have worked outside of the education world and decided to teach in their spare time. That is valuable experience in which I hope to learn from.

Please rethink the next time you make assumptions without explanation and thought.
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teallerina wrote:


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?


It's the opposite. I regret going to college, mostly since I didn't finish and was left with minimal debt that took a year to clear up. I don't plan to go back, I would like a more affordable option to get education on a more specialized scale and the Vatterotts and ITT Techs out there are notorious scams.

I wish I had gone into the workforce after high school, decided what my strengths and interests really were, and then put the time into college. High school is not a great place to prepare, at least where I attended. City college felt the same as high school. A certain amount of time was required in each subject, and it didn't matter if what I was specializing in was where my grades were, I had to spend a couple years paying for public speaking and algebra classes that I could easily perform in, but didn't really apply to my aspirations at the time.

Misguided aspirations, but the advisement was crap, which I admit may not be the same everywhere. My brother went to the same college before me, his adviser got him enrolled in the same class twice simply because they changed the name of the class and somehow his adviser wasn't notified. They threatened to dock him if he dropped it after he realized that the early course material wasn't a rehash leading to more depth, but the same exact class he had taken the spring before.

He graduated, and is now on a good career path that has nothing to do with his major.
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eightcar wrote:


pirththee wrote:

It's not what you know,it's who you know.


I see there was an edit

I am guessing because the phrase listed should have the second "kn" should be replaced by a "bl"


That thought had occurred,but the edit was for grammatics.I try to keep it somewhere in the range of PG 13 for the forums.I enjoy a varying degree of success in this endeavor.
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