If you constantly have to vocalize wild guesses to even the most rhetorical questions by your professor, you might be a redn.... er,...gunner.But I do agree with the above comment. At some point all of us owe something to the gunner. Consider the following scenario:There's 10 minutes left in class. You fell asleep reading the last case last night and are really not prepared to discuss it. Your professor looks around and starts towards your side of the class...Then Gunner pipes up in the nick of time with a barrage of stubborn hypos or random stories, saving the day!!
Quote from: twarga on June 04, 2005, 11:14:02 AMIf the prof makes a point to mock you in class .... then you're probably a gunner.
http://lawsloth.blogspot.com/2004_07_01_lawsloth_archive.htmlIf you include yourself in EVERY conversation the professor has with EVERY student at the end of class - you might be a gunner. If you literally run up to the professor at the end of class - you might be a gunner.
The gunner in my school is also in my Legal Writing Class of only 15 students. So I thought I would see what he was really like. We chatted, and he's totally harmless. He even asked me how I kept my briefs to one page, because he had 3. In this gunner's case, he's just one of those super-excited guys who wants to "take it all in." Sometimes I feel sorry for him...but he's happy. And as the previous posters mentioned, he has saved my butt in class already.
If you insist upon asking a question (actually multiple questions) that you know is going to bring up a topic the class is CLEARLY not talking about yet....you are a gunner.
... With that being said, I do plan to ask and answer questions... not be obnoxious but if I don't understand, I'm not going to just sit there and become more confused...
Quote from: Othius on May 15, 2005, 06:19:42 PM... With that being said, I do plan to ask and answer questions... not be obnoxious but if I don't understand, I'm not going to just sit there and become more confused...Asking a question for clarification is good, but not more than once per class. After that, if you're still confused, take it up with the professor after class or in office hours. That way, you get your question answered, but the class isn't slowed down.