Oh Crap, we have a test today...can I borrow a scantron? - page 3

: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   aureliey
    Quote from stpauligirl
    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
    I went to college in CA for a couple yrs, then went to NYC for the other 2 yrs, never had to buy scantrons. I have friends in other colleges,and they never had to buy scantrons either.
    I have never heard of buying scantrons, not even in low priced community colleges in NYC.
  2. by   catzy5
    Quote from 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

    lol that is so how I feel too I think it must be my crusty old age, but I so agree with that, if you can't comprepared don't bother taking the test. There is so much competition out there to get into nursing school you would think people would be putting in 200% to their classes.
  3. by   catzy5
    Quote from truern
    Never heard of such a thing!!

    During our last semester we were required to print off our own syllabus, though <shrug>
    there have been a couple classes I have had to Buy syllabuses for and this year I had to buy the lecture notes, nothings free anymore LOL
  4. by   catzy5
    Quote from aureliey
    I went to college in CA for a couple yrs, then went to NYC for the other 2 yrs, never had to buy scantrons. I have friends in other colleges,and they never had to buy scantrons either.
    I have never heard of buying scantrons, not even in low priced community colleges in NYC.
    I go to CC in California I buy my own scantrons.

    This is a funny topic I never knew some places got them for free
  5. by   Holly27
    Crap? HA! My school handed out CD's with our outlines and handbook on it."Said they were trying to cut back $$". Then they told us if we didn't have a computer to print it out on (I'M not using my $30 ink!) then we could use their printers and pay $5 for paper! Plus the computer lab is only open certain days and hours. Guess what? They are always closed by 3 and we didn't get out of class till 4. Forget about break"10mins" b/c everyone in the school is trying to do the same thing and forget lunch b/c they take lunch at the same time! Ha! Half the crap wasn't even on the CD's that we needed. Plus got back to school after break and they NEW FANCY PAPER TOWEL DISPENSERS in all the bathrooms that "waste" alot of paper towels when you wave your hand in front of it!!!!!!!! GRRRRRRR!:angryfire
    Last edit by Holly27 on Oct 10, '06
  6. by   aureliey
    Quote from catzy5
    I go to CC in California I buy my own scantrons.

    This is a funny topic I never knew some places got them for free
    It's funny to me too, since i've NEVER heard of buying our own scantrons in college. I graduated with my BA in the late 90s and went on to do prereqs a few yrs ago, at different city colleges and never had to buy scantrons.
    But we did have fees in the tuition, and I'm sure they were for stuff like that. Why can't colleges just include it in the fees on the bill?
  7. by   catzy5
    Quote from aureliey
    It's funny to me too, since i've NEVER heard of buying our own scantrons in college. I graduated with my BA in the late 90s and went on to do prereqs a few yrs ago, at different city colleges and never had to buy scantrons.
    But we did have fees in the tuition, and I'm sure they were for stuff like that. Why can't colleges just include it in the fees on the bill?

    I don't know I guess it doesn't really bother me at all because they are so cheap, if I wanted to gripe about the extras I will complain that my books actually cost me 4x what my classes cost.
  8. by   EmerNurse
    Ok my community college made us buy our own scantrons and bring them for tests. They were like 5/1 dollar so a bunch of us would just buy like 30 of them, so if one of us forgot one, forgot the notebook, left it in the car, whatever, someone would have one. Honestly, when I dig out my old books and stuff, I STILL find some of the dang things LOL. Memories....

    :spin:
  9. by   allthingsbright
    Quote from S.T.A.C.E.Y
    You have to BUY your own scantron, and bring them to class??? Why would they not be handed out with the test. I have *never* heard of that before! How much are they? What are you supposed to do if you forget to bring one? So weird....

    yeah, we buy ours too-oh, the joys of community college.
  10. by   txspadequeenRN
    I have had to buy every scantron for college. What makes it even better is not every teacher/test requires the same scantron, so I had to carry a variety........

    Quote from S.T.A.C.E.Y
    You have to BUY your own scantron, and bring them to class??? Why would they not be handed out with the test. I have *never* heard of that before! How much are they? What are you supposed to do if you forget to bring one? So weird....
  11. by   aureliey
    Quote from catzy5
    I don't know I guess it doesn't really bother me at all because they are so cheap, if I wanted to gripe about the extras I will complain that my books actually cost me 4x what my classes cost.
    It's not so much the price, but the having to go out and buy them, even if it's in the bookstore at school, sometimes the bookstores are not open when a student is free, etc. It's just another time consuming task to do, when it could easily just be tacked on the fees (like my school does) and the professor hands out scantrons.
    I guess since I'm in an accelerated program, there's so much to remember to study 10 chapters each week, etc. that things like bringing an extra pencil can sometimes slip a student's mind, let alone a scantron.
  12. by   catzy5
    Quote from aureliey
    It's not so much the price, but the having to go out and buy them, even if it's in the bookstore at school, sometimes the bookstores are not open when a student is free, etc. It's just another time consuming task to do, when it could easily just be tacked on the fees (like my school does) and the professor hands out scantrons.
    I guess since I'm in an accelerated program, there's so much to remember to study 10 chapters each week, etc. that things like bringing an extra pencil can sometimes slip a student's mind, let alone a scantron.
    we have ours in the bookstore or in the vending machines on campus I guess its a pain if you aren't used to it, I just bought a pack when I got my books and they are in my note book which I take to class anyway so its never been an issue.
  13. by   LMRN10
    Just wanted to add...

    And for the record, I have NEVER heard of you having to buy your own scantrons either.

    I would certainly make sure that girl give you one back...and well before the last test too!!

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