My classmates are Jellyfish!!- Spineless - page 2

I am sooo sick of my class. I don't go to school, I go to an aquarium surrounded by spineless jellyfish. It seems that I am always made out to look bad. Ex. Today, we had a 5 chp. Med-Surg test... Read More

  1. by   Sheri257
    Quote from orrnlori
    And then of course, you will always have the 'superstudents' who want to be abused and lick the hands of the instructors. Yes, give us harder tests, yes count that question even though 95% of the class got it wrong on the test, yes, please beat me some more instructor.
    Whoah. I've never seen this. I won't say I'm a "superstudent," but I do pretty well. And if the instructor is open to challenging test questions, I fight for every point. In one class, I usually got at least two extra points for the the entire class by arguing that certain test questions were flawed.

    All of the "superstudents" that I've known were the same way. I've never seen the "please beat me some more" mentality ... ever.

    Last edit by Sheri257 on Mar 26, '04
  2. by   jemommyRN
    As far as the test situation goes. Give me the test on the day that I am SUPPOSED to take it. I have prepared and made plans to get this over on this day. Now the annoying part is when the students act like they don't know what your talking about when they just SAID..... they would like to take it on Monday. I understand that part. You have to just be yourself and stop including other people (whether they want to or not) in your decisions. You see how they are. Yes, I would call this spineless, so leave them alone. Your stressing over nothing.
  3. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    We have a couple of students that will whine to get out of taking 2 tests in one day (never works though lol). But i think "heck if this was college you might have 3 or 4 in a day, are you going to argue with a professor to not take 1 test because of another class?? Doubt it."
  4. by   jaimealmostRN
    Jenn- I think one day you will make an excellent patient advocate. If you feel something is wrong, DIPLOMATICALLY present your concern. That way if you class doesn't stand behind you, you wont come across as the touble maker and your point may be fairly considered. For instance, you could say, "professor, I'm not sure how the entire class feels, but would you consider moving the test to this monday as we have had 2 exams today?"
  5. by   suzy253
    I prefer too, to take the tests on the day they are scheduled. We have several students in my class that wanted to change test days, want to change uniforms, want to change due dates of this and that. I prefer just to go by the set schedule. And when they speak up, as a rule, they don't ask the remainder of the class--only a few in their group--then speak up and I and most others in the class get really pissed off because they take it upon themselves making it look as they are speaking for the whole class. And about changing uniforms--none of us like our uniforms but we spent a whole lot of $$ on them. One guy was complaining about his pants and wanted the teacher to speak, again, 'on our behalf' to the DON. Now this is a very traditional school and the idea of switching uniforms would have gone over with the DON like a lead balloon. the constant requests of changing this and that have made this class look like a bunch of whiners. grrrrrr :angryfire
  6. by   NGACAYAN-CORTES
    that's really annoying. :angryfire i guess the topic is not just all about taking the exam on the scheduled date or whether it should be postponed on monday. what makes it bad are those who didn't have the guts to admit in front of the instructor what they stated while there was still no instructor on sight.
  7. by   Energizer Bunny
    I agree that this thread isn't all about the exam and I really feel like we should be supporting the OP and watching how we are wording things. Am I right OP that you were coming here for support? If not, just ignore this.
  8. by   NGACAYAN-CORTES
    Quote from cnm2b
    i agree that this thread isn't all about the exam and i really feel like we should be supporting the op and watching how we are wording things. am i right op that you were coming here for support? if not, just ignore this.

    could't agree more cnm2b
  9. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from ngacayan-cortes
    could't agree more cnm2b
    yep! it always seems when the end of the semester is creeping up on us, people are very sensitive around here, stressed and jump down people's throat. sorry for some of the responses you received op.
  10. by   Sheri257
    Quote from CNM2B
    I agree that this thread isn't all about the exam and I really feel like we should be supporting the OP and watching how we are wording things. Am I right OP that you were coming here for support? If not, just ignore this.
    I don't get this either. We're supposed to watch how we're wording things and walk on egg shells because someone couldn't delay a scheduled test?

    As other posters have pointed out, maybe a lot of people really didn't want to delay the test, and I wouldn't blame them. It is a pain to have to worry about and review the material all over again if you're prepared to take the test and want get it done on the scheduled date.

    I'm kinda tired of this unwritten rule that all posts have to be "supportive."

    Especially when we're not talking about a major crisis here.

    Last edit by Sheri257 on Mar 27, '04
  11. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from lizz
    I don't get this either. We're supposed to watch how we're wording things and walk on egg shells because someone couldn't delay a scheduled test?

    As other posters have pointed out, maybe a lot of people really didn't want to delay the test, and I wouldn't blame them. It is a pain to have to worry about and review the material all over again if you're prepared to take the test and want get it done on the scheduled date.

    I'm kinda tired of this unwritten rule that all posts have to be "supportive."

    Especially when we're not talking about a major crisis here.

    While yes, I agree that this board may be intended on being a healthy debate board, not just a support board, it is not intended to be a "tear one apart" board.
  12. by   Energizer Bunny
    Quote from lizz
    I don't get this either. We're supposed to watch how we're wording things and walk on egg shells because someone couldn't delay a scheduled test?

    As other posters have pointed out, maybe a lot of people really didn't want to delay the test, and I wouldn't blame them. It is a pain to have to worry about and review the material all over again if you're prepared to take the test and want get it done on the scheduled date.

    I'm kinda tired of this unwritten rule that all posts have to be "supportive."

    Especially when we're not talking about a major crisis here.

    No, it wasn't a major crisis, but apparently it was something important to the OP and that's what counts. (and once again, it wasn't "just" about the test) Should all of us that have a problem and are looking for support walk on eggshells and have to watch everything we say as well? Why can't everyone just be nice? Isn't that the point of this site? To support each other and when we disagree to at least be nice about it?
  13. by   Sheri257
    I wasn't trying to tear anyone apart. This is what I'm talking about. If you don't blindly agree with everything that's being said, you're accused of being mean, etc.

    Some people don't like to delay tests. And some people don't like to speak up. I don't think they should be condemned for it.

    If expressing a counter opinion is not "nice" enough, you guys must be easily offended.

    My point was, "Don't sweat the small stuff." And this is definitely small stuff.

    Last edit by Sheri257 on Mar 27, '04

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