Oh Crap, we have a test today...can I borrow a scantron? - page 2

:angryfire :trout: :smackingf :lol_hitti Really, this happen to me yesterday!!! "Oh crap, we have a test can I borrow a scantron?" WTH? Cmon' people. And like a dummy, I gave her a scantron.... Read More

  1. by   catzy5
    Quote from stpauligirl
    I'd do the same and run and get my own. It's called SELF RESPONSIILITY, something that an increasing number of people don't possess.
    ya I agree to me its like a pencil, I don't always use a pencil but I do for tests with Scan trons, on test days I check and double check that I have things I need I have scan trons in all my notebooks LOL and I have pencils all over the place but I usually if not always come to class prepared, I take 2 seconds to think about what I am doing before I even leave the house.
  2. by   nurse4theplanet
    We have to buy our own scantrons/blue books at my CC. We also buy our own syllabus, lecture notes, and handouts for nursing classes. Nothing is included in our tuition except lab fees and an online NCLEX prep service. I never thought it was a big deal. It seems like it teaches you preparation and responsibility. Just like having pencils/notebook paper on hand.


    I have been known to borrow a scantron at the last minute, as well as lend them out to others in need. No big deal.

    If it is a big deal to you, then I suggest you point her in the direction of the bookstore. She will have to either go and get her own at that moment, or borrow from someone else. Either way, she probably won't ask you again.
  3. by   akspudus
    We have to buy ours also. Almost all of my classes use them so I buy a bunch before each term.
    My A&P instructor warned us that if we don't bring one to class, DO NOT EVEN THINK of asking a class mate. If you can't come prepared, you shouldn't deserve to take the test. I almost stood up and yelled AMEN when he said that.

    "Do we need to know how to use a ScranTron for the exam?"
    Just waiting for some dumb @ss to ask that one...lol

    akspudus
    Miami Dade College
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    BUYING Scantrons?? I'd be asking what "specifically" my tuition is covering. :stone.
  5. by   slou!
    Quote from stpauligirl
    I'd do the same and run and get my own. It's called SELF RESPONSIILITY, something that an increasing number of people don't possess.
    I agree, I don't think it's a problem to have students bring them to class. You need to be prepared!

    But what I don't like is we have to pay for everything. Come on I'm obviously broke because of the completely outrageous tuition costs of school, but then add scantron sheets to everything else? I mean what I also don't get is when I was looking at my tuition bill and it said Student Nurses' Association Membership, Gym Membership, etc etc. Things I didn't sign up for, but they just sort of "figured" we'd want. Sorry this is kind of off topic I'm just broke and frustrated :angryfire
  6. by   puresass
    Quote from asoldierswife05
    I have been known to borrow a scantron at the last minute, as well as lend them out to others in need. No big deal.
    same here. i'll usually go to the bookstore at the beginning of the semester & buy a couple dollars worth since they're only $0.09 each at my school.
  7. by   LoriAlabamaRN
    At my school we had to buy our own Scantrons. They were only a quarter at the bookstore, but if you came to class without one you had to buy one from the teacher for FIVE BUCKS. I always thought something was weird about that. I mean, why not provide scantrons when you figure out how much we have to pay for tuition???
  8. by   truern
    Never heard of such a thing!!

    During our last semester we were required to print off our own syllabus, though <shrug>
  9. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from slou!
    I agree, I don't think it's a problem to have students bring them to class. You need to be prepared!

    But what I don't like is we have to pay for everything. Come on I'm obviously broke because of the completely outrageous tuition costs of school, but then add scantron sheets to everything else? I mean what I also don't get is when I was looking at my tuition bill and it said Student Nurses' Association Membership, Gym Membership, etc etc. Things I didn't sign up for, but they just sort of "figured" we'd want. Sorry this is kind of off topic I'm just broke and frustrated :angryfire
    I hear you about the cost of tuition and all the "hidden" fees which they call lab fees
    Next thing we know they'll charge us for the air we breath....and then get this...soap dispensers are always EMPTY and the bathrooms are usually dirty most the locks don't work and the coat hooks are ripped off...the other day it was so terrible the trashcans that are attached to the side were ripped out of the stall wall and you could see the person sitting on the adjacent toilet You've got to be lucky to find a parking space on campus despite having payed for a spot. Most of the time I have to park in what I wouldn't consider a safe area where you get hit up for money by hobos and bagladies! I could go on and on and on......
  10. by   RazorbackRN
    Quote from Marie_LPN
    BUYING Scantrons?? I'd be asking what "specifically" my tuition is covering. :stone.

    Amen! I have never heard of such! As if tuition isn't enough in itself....
  11. by   JentheRN05
    Dang - I see why I spent so much $$$ at my school! They were covering for the scantrons!
    I have NEVER heard of a school that you had to pay for those. I think I'd quit lol and go to a school that supplied them free - I mean it's enough to have to remember what you studied.
  12. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from RazorbackRN
    Amen! I have never heard of such! As if tuition isn't enough in itself....
    Wow, what am I missing here, what part of the country are you guys from? I must live in the WRONG part of the country since I always had to get my own scantrons and I went to several different colleges 'cause we are military and had to move often. I want my scantrons payed for, too
  13. by   akspudus
    In college Algebra...our notes and homework was emailed to us. We had to print out both and have the hard copies with us in class. Tests were on scantron, which we had to provide.

    People that didn't have a computer at home had to go to the campus computer lab, pay to use a computer and printer.

    When the professor was asked why she didn't print it out and give it to us...her reply was "I am lazy." At least she could admit it. She didn't even grade the homework, she just took it for attendance.

    akspudus
    Miami Dade College

    P.S. I like the idea of selling ScanTrons to unprepared students for $5.00 a piece. Ouch...that would hurt.

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