Jealous much? - page 3

by jakefromstatefarm

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So after every exam, everyone starts the whole "how did you do?" I have gotten three A's and a B so far. Today after my third A, we did the whole routine of asking how you did. So pretty much everyone knows I got good grades.... Read More


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    I keep it vague, like "I passed." or "I did ok." I never had anyone push for specifics. This isn't about me dealing with bad attitudes against me due to grades. This is about dealing with issues of studying. I do best when I study alone and I don't want to offend anyone or give the impression that I am unfriendly by saying "no" to study partner requests. It isn't that I don't like my classmates. Studying with other people just doesn't work well for me, usually.
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    Quote from Everline
    I keep it vague, like "I passed." or "I did ok." I never had anyone push for specifics. This isn't about me dealing with bad attitudes against me due to grades. This is about dealing with issues of studying. I do best when I study alone and I don't want to offend anyone or give the impression that I am unfriendly by saying "no" to study partner requests. It isn't that I don't like my classmates. Studying with other people just doesn't work well for me, usually.
    This!! I am in my 3rd semester and I have made 5 A's and 1 B so far. I no longer tell others exactly how I did when they ask. I kept getting bitter comments and reactions as if I did something wrong by making an A. I just tell people now that I made what "I needed to". I'm with Everline though. When I have discussed my grades with others, I get asked to do study groups by some. I do best studying alone. I don't want to offend anyone by turning down the idea of a study group. I have just had bad experiences with study groups in the past. It seemed like I always ended up "teaching" the group things that I already knew and sacrificing precious time that I could be going over the things I needed more work on. Studying alone has just always worked better for me.
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    you have to understand, your classmates (and everybody on this forum, actually) is your competition... you're not in this to make friends.

    i sound like an ***, but that is the reality of it. this is coming from somebody who volunteers their weekend in the emergency room... i am not here for the **** pay.
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    Quote from startingovragain
    you have to understand, your classmates (and everybody on this forum, actually) is your competition... you're not in this to make friends.

    i sound like an ***, but that is the reality of it. this is coming from somebody who volunteers their weekend in the emergency room... i am not here for the **** pay.
    Why are they competition? Once you are in nursing school, it seems to me that the competition is over. Unless your school grades on a curve. Mine doesn't
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    Quote from startingovragain
    you have to understand, your classmates (and everybody on this forum, actually) is your competition... you're not in this to make friends.

    i sound like an ***, but that is the reality of it. this is coming from somebody who volunteers their weekend in the emergency room... i am not here for the **** pay.
    I'm not in nursing school to make friends. I'm there to get a degree. If I make friends, great. If not, it doesn't hurt my feelings. People in my school tend to be competitive, because we had to competitive to get into the school itself. I don't really mind.

    Edit: I quoted the wrong person. x___x I actually agree with you. haha.
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    Quote from DawnJ
    Why are they competition? Once you are in nursing school, it seems to me that the competition is over. Unless your school grades on a curve. Mine doesn't
    Job market. We all graduate and then fight against each other for those few measly new grad jobs.
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    "I slept with my notes under my pillow and made a 95!"
    "I made a 78 but I had so much going on this week. I had to take my dog to the vet for a broken leg, stage an intervention for my alcoholic grandmother, and mop up my flooded basement."



    The only time I hate hearing about grades is when people do everything they can to qualify their grades. When I'm asked, I look at the person with mild distraction and say the number, then move on. The story behind the grade is my business.
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    I'm all for the smarties in my class not telling me what they got because I sure am not one and I would be jealous, haha.

    BUT! If you do always obtain high grades, do not go around asking what other people got and make a remark about not to worry about when they they ask what you got... I only say this because it happened to me the other day when one of the smartest girls in my class asked me what I got and I said an 82 and I asked her how she did. She rolled her eyes and said don't worry about and I laughed and said that you probably got better than me and then she glared at me.

    So if you ask and get a score, prepared to get asked back and not make a remark like that.

    Side note: I hate it when I get an average grade (that I am proud of) and someone with a higher score says, "Oh you did good!" but when they score the same score as me on the next test, they go on and on about how stupid that test was and that they should have done better. It's like a slap in the face when you praise my score when you do better but knock it when you do that same.

    Moral: if you're you are gonna ask or tell, don't be mad with the outcome.
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    People ask "How did you do?" to determine how they are doing in the class as compared to other students. If they get a 75 and other people have similar grades then they are not feeling too bad. But, when you tell them 95, the reaction on their face is not towards you but themselves. They are thinking "**** I am not doing to well in this class."
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    Quote from rubato

    Job market. We all graduate and then fight against each other for those few measly new grad jobs.
    If that was the case, then I should wait in the middle of the line with my 2.8 while the cum lade group gets to go first??? LOL...um, no, grades don't matter. Ask those who have those accolades and is STILL looking for work while O get a pay check in two weeks...
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