Here is a rant from a first-year nursing student.
1.) Why did you bust your hump to get into nursing school if you did not want to work hard in class? Did it ever occur to you how lucky you were to get accepted?
2.) Why do you show up late for class, miss makeup sessions, turn in your assignments late if you ever do at all, laugh and chatter in the back of the class, and do everything to make your professors hate you . . . then get astonished when they do?
3.) Why do you not study? How many times will you sit there and cry and whine in exams because you never took the time really to study the material? That doesn't mean you glance at it once or twice. Certainly it doesn't mean you shove the book aside and go out with friends. Learning doesn't happen by osmosis!
4.) Are you even an adult? Do you know how undignified it is to sass back your professor in class? To form cliques that shut out people? This isn't high school!
5.) Jealous? I work hard for my grades. Don't ask if I passed the exam next time. I will not tell you my grades.
6.) No, I will not study with you. If I saw you working hard in class, paying attention, and doing your homework, I would be glad to help you. But I'm having a hard time keeping up too. I will not lose my grade to waste my time tutoring you. Been down that road already. You spent our tutoring session poking at your cell phones and playing on Facebook. Good grades are not luck - they are hard work. And being nice to the professor so they give you the benefit of the doubt.
7.) Has it occurred to you that professors are humans too? They can't stand your attitude. They will NOT stop the class for you or hand out the exam two weeks late for you, just because you think you're precious.
8.) Do you REALLY think nursing is for you? If you don't respect the professor enough to finish your essay on time, if you don't respect your classmates enough to shut your mouth in class and stop interrupting everything, how will you deal with the needs of patients? If the world revolves around you, how will you think of others? If you lose your temper when the professor gives you a richly-deserved late grade, what will you do when an Alzheimer's patient flings p*** in your face?
This is what is going on in my head during all my classes. Can anyone here tell me whether this is something they think too? I'm getting very frustrated with the puerile antics of my classmates.