I am so frustrated with some of my classmates...If anyone knows the best way to handle this, please help.
I am taking pre-reqs this semester, and I am doing really well. Like I am so busy kicking a** that I don't even have time
to take names.
That said, I do not run around school acting like Little Miss Know-it all, and I really just keep to myself for the most part with the exception of a few other motivated, excited, dedicated students, with whom I study, etc. We are running into the problem of the students who are not doing as well being nasty and vicious to us because we are "good students".
I was yelled at the other day, by a girl half my age, whose essay I was assigned to proofread
(the prof assigned trades). It was really bad, like I am not sure how she graduated high school. It looked as though a second grader had texted it to me. I said nothing to her about how awful it was, I mostly just felt sorry for her. I proofed it, and when she saw how many marks I made on it, she began hollering about how I "disrespected" her. WHAT??? I said nothing personally combattive to her, not even a sideways glance, I just corrected the hundreds of spelling
, capitalization, grammatical, and punctualization errors she had made.
In Biology, the faction of kids who generally sleep in class (if they show up at all) have started harassing my lab table if we do not let them see our lecture notes, lab books, etc. We have gone to the prof about it, and she talked to them I guess, because now they just glare at us and kick our backpacks and mutter hateful things when they walk by.
I never expected college to be so much like grammar
school! I was detested in elementary because I was labeled a "gifted child" and got pulled out of class all the time for gifted child programs, to sit in classes 2 grades ahead of me, etc. I grew up thinking "genius" was a dirty word. Now, as an adult, I hoped I wouldn't have to deal with this crap. These are young adults acting like the 3rd graders I thought I had left far behind.
I'm just frustrated, because I'm working my butt off, and for my efforts I'm getting chastized. I want to enjoy school, and I do enjoy the content, but that is being overshadowed by the nasty social climate.
The ironic thing is, the only class in which I am struggling a bit to maintain an A average is Economics, the one I take online
! So nobody sees that I am not really a straight 100 student! ARGHHH...