help with a cheater please!!!! - page 3

so i just took my final in a 9 week cna/pct class a class mate always got 30-60 on all test and quizes they let her take extraa credit home and doit out of the bokk anyways we took the final we... Read More

  1. by   Scrubby
    To answer the OP I also don't believe that the person your describing is cheating, it sounds as though the school is not up to standard. I would be annoyed because why should people who fail to pass exams and assignments get the easy way out, when others like yourself study hard to pass their subjects?
  2. by   Virgo_RN
    Quote from Scrubby
    ummm have you read the entire thread??
    ummm yep.
  3. by   Cheri234
    Quote from ruby vee
    spelling. punctuation. capitalization. paragraphs. please.

    i cannot figure out what you're trying to say, and frankly, it's just not that important to me to work to decipher what you mean.
    why does the op's grammar make people so angry, even after she explained and corrected herself
  4. by   cherrybreeze
    Quote from Cheri234
    Why does the OP's grammar make people so angry, even after she explained and corrected herself
    Spelling, punctuation, and grammar are some people's 'things.' I know it's one of my things, nothing turns me off more than reading something that blatantly disregards one of them (or all three). I see it as a reflection of both intelligence and courtesy. Flame me for that opinion if you want, but we are educated people here, are we not? Taking the time to present your thoughts properly shows consideration for those that read your posts (and it's assumed that you WANT people to read them, if you are posting anything at all).

    The OP explained the first post, but all subsequent posts were in the same vein, so that pretty much negated the explanation. It may just be a message board, but IMO you still need to present yourself in the best way possible, it makes an impression. My sister, who does hiring for the company she works for, will not consider someone for a job whose resume has such errors in it (yes, I realize that's a far cry from posting on the net, but the point about it making an impression remains the same....I won't go in to any more details about the type of impression it may make).

    Some people aren't bothered by it, some people are. I noticed it, but wasn't going to comment myself until I saw your post, so I figured I'd throw in my two cents as to WHY it may get commented on. Others may have other reasons, these are some of mine. Obviously a typo here or there is understandable and no big deal, everyone makes mistakes, I know I sure do and I am very particular about my writing....but this (and many other posts) is a whole different story.

    Sorry if that seems harsh, just trying to answer your question honestly.
  5. by   Scrubby
    Quote from Virgo_RN
    ummm yep.
    It's really quite sad that you felt the need to continue nitpicking even after reading the original posters explanation.

    I guess it must be hard for some people to be polite and ask nicely instead of slamming someone for poor spelling.
  6. by   Virgo_RN
    Quote from Scrubby
    It's really quite sad that you felt the need to continue nitpicking even after reading the original posters explanation.

    I guess it must be hard for some people to be polite and ask nicely instead of slamming someone for poor spelling.
    Thank you for your opinion.
  7. by   cjcsoon2bnp
    Quote from Scrubby
    It's really quite sad that you felt the need to continue nitpicking even after reading the original posters explanation.

    I guess it must be hard for some people to be polite and ask nicely instead of slamming someone for poor spelling.
    Its not a matter of knit-picking. I'm certainly not a grammar nut or a spelling wiz by any means but when I read something and there is literally no punctuation at all it actually hurts my head and my eyes to read it. The whole purpose of punctuation is to convey a complete thought within the confines of a sentence, it shows you where to begin reading and where to stop reading. It also shows that your educated and are making attempts at having an intelligent conversation. I don't think I was being mean by asking the original poster to try and use some punctuation and grammar when she is writing. I read her explanation and that's fine, I'm glad that she came here to share her story with us and ask for help. I'm just saying that for the future she will get a few more responses from other users if she puts in a few periods and commas when necessary, it helps to make what she is saying easier to read.

    !Chris
  8. by   Scrubby
    Quote from cjcsoon2brn
    Its not a matter of knit-picking. I'm certainly not a grammar nut or a spelling wiz by any means but when I read something and there is literally no punctuation at all it actually hurts my head and my eyes to read it. The whole purpose of punctuation is to convey a complete thought within the confines of a sentence, it shows you where to begin reading and where to stop reading. It also shows that your educated and are making attempts at having an intelligent conversation. I don't think I was being mean by asking the original poster to try and use some punctuation and grammar when she is writing. I read her explanation and that's fine, I'm glad that she came here to share her story with us and ask for help. I'm just saying that for the future she will get a few more responses from other users if she puts in a few periods and commas when necessary, it helps to make what she is saying easier to read.

    !Chris
    I don't have any problem with people saying that they can't understand the OP very well. In fact after reading the OP I would probably have said something myself. What I do have a problem with is tone that some people used to address the issue. It's one thing to say 'I'm having difficulty reading your post' and another thing to say that it's not that important to them to decipher the OP. What I'm saying is, is it absolutely necessary to make mockery of people? I think it's pretty low of people to do that when someone is asking for help.
  9. by   Virgo_RN
    Exactly. It seriously takes so much effort and concentration to wade through a post with zero punctuation, horrible grammar, and terrible spelling, that I usually don't bother to read posts like that. I realize this is an informal forum and so people don't have to be perfect spellers or use perfect writing mechanics, but there is a point where I do think it warrants comment. It's not to hurt anyone's feelings or be mean, but the fact is that in my mind, it really shows a lot of disrespect to not bother to format a post in a way that others can read it and yet expect people to read it and comment without mentioning the fact that it was so hard to read.

    The OP said she was holding a baby when she wrote it. So why can't she go back and fix it, or if it's too late to edit, repost it with decent formatting when she's not holding the baby?
  10. by   Virgo_RN
    Quote from Scrubby
    I don't have any problem with people saying that they can't understand the OP very well. In fact after reading the OP I would probably have said something myself. What I do have a problem with is tone that some people used to address the issue. It's one thing to say 'I'm having difficulty reading your post' and another thing to say that it's not that important to them to decipher the OP. What I'm saying is, is it absolutely necessary to make mockery of people? I think it's pretty low of people to do that when someone is asking for help.
    If it's not important enough for the OP to use reader friendly formatting, then why should it be important enough for me to work so hard to read and understand their post? If the OP wants their post to be taken seriously, and for others to place importance upon it, then they should have enough self respect and respect for others to at least try to make it readable.
  11. by   Scrubby
    Quote from Virgo_RN
    If it's not important enough for the OP to use reader friendly formatting, then why should it be important enough for me to work so hard to read and understand their post? If the OP wants their post to be taken seriously, and for others to place importance upon it, then they should have enough self respect and respect for others to at least try to make it readable.
    If you don't want to read a post because it's incredibly difficult then why is it so important to even make a comment about it? Maybe a private message saying something like 'look about your post, it's so hard for people to read and if you want feedback then it's important for everyone to understand what your saying'.

    I really don't think this is the case with the OP but what if it's someone with issues such as dyslexia or just poorly educated? They may have self-esteem issues already and it's not really okay to be disrespectful about it and contribute to them feeling they are 'dumb' because they have issues with punctuation.
  12. by   Virgo_RN
    I think that if someone's self concept is so wrapped up in the internet, then they have far more problems than my opinion.
  13. by   Scrubby
    Quote from Virgo_RN
    I think that if someone's self concept is so wrapped up in the internet, then they have far more problems than my opinion.
    Yes they may indeed have issues. But I'd prefer not to contribute to them.

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