(Closed) Annoying class mates.

posted 5 years ago in College
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Yes.

Oh god yes.

Oh my god….yes!

I thought that since I was older, I’d be wise enough to not let it get to me but….oh boy was I wrong!

I feel pretty uncomfortable posting the specifics but suffice to say, I hear you!

Just keep on truckin– keep your head down, keep your work up and you’ll be fine. I know it’s hard not to let them get to you but before you know it, you’ll be out and hopefully you’ll never have to see her again.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

@SouthernGirl:  I personally love when students compete. it really brings everyone’s level up.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I had a highschool teacher who had this problem in college. She was super secretive about our test grades when she handed our tests back. Honestly your grades are nobody’s business but your own and someone looking to give you a job. Don’t tell this girl your grades in the future, and if the professors start naming names with scores, lodge a complaint. I often didn’t tell people my test scores as I graduated with honors from both highschool and college.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@SouthernGirl:  Only advice I have for that is to guard your test. Mabye keep some post-its handy and slap one over your score as soon as possible so she can’t see it.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

@SouthernGirl:  ah well bragging is never conducive to a good learning environmet. I am sure the teacher notices. We see more than our students think.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m in this boat too.  I’m in law school and it’s bad, as in pretty much everyone is really high achieving–some to the point of bloodthirstiness.  Grades should be a private matter, though.  I would say something like “Oh, I didn’t do great, I’m embarrassed to show you” and put it away as soon as you get it.  This would solve both issues: a) her anxiety about you possibly doing better than her, and b) her desire to study with you.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

@SouthernGirl:   Annoying classmates? Omg, yes! Technically, he’s not a classmate, but there’s this one guy that hangs with some of the same people I do and everytime I see him he complains. “My professor got mad at me cause I fell asleep in class and I can’t help I’m tired from having to stay up all night to do his (bleeping) homework!” “I’m so pissed off cause my teacher took off 3 points for a stupid mistake and if he hadn’t I would’ve passed that test.” I really wanna be like, “Newsflash? When professors give you homework over a 4-day weekend, they expect you not to wait till the last minute, so don’t blame them for assigning it. When you take a test, the point is having mistakes marked wrong, and if you really made a 58 like you say, you have more problems than one 3-point mistake. Now, if you can’t ball up and handle college, drop out and get a job or at least gtfo with the complaining about stuff YOU could’ve and SHOULD HAVE prevented. It is not the professor’s job to hold your hand and baby you for heaven’s sake.”

Ok, it felt SOOOOOO good to get that off my chest.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

@SouthernGirl:   It ticked me off more cause everything was the professor’s fault- “It’s the professor’s fault I fell asleep” instead of “I should have done my homework earlier,” and “The professor took off points that kept me from passing” instead of “I failed a test and should study harder.” It just irritates me when students blame the teachers for their mistakes.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I had two classes in college with this one girl who would talk…endlessly…and say…nothing.

Once, we timed her.  She talked for 30 minutes during an hour and a half seminar.  The biggest problem, though, was that she would talk like this:

“I think…that…the point…is that…I think…um…um…that the point…um…um…is that…culture…with a capital C…is um…um…um…”  ETC

I understand that she probably needed to think through her thoughts outloud to formulate them, but OMG it was annoying.  

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

How incredibly childish. I would just raise my eyebrows at her next time and tell her to take a deep breath then laugh like she’s a little kid. THAT should send the message that you don’t have time, nor interest, in playing her childish little game. 

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