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cuteprincess

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surfing the net while in class
« on: February 06, 2006, 10:16:03 PM »
So how many of you surf the net or chat on the internet while in class when you finish your oral brief in class?

Brisco

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Re: surfing the net while in class
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2006, 10:20:20 PM »
what is an oral brief? I surf the net mostly when the teacher is talking about something unimportant

BigPimpinBU

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Re: surfing the net while in class
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2006, 01:24:04 AM »
im on the internet 100% of the time of every class. one of my profs is convinced that our generation can multi-task much better, sort of as the upshot to the whole decreased attention span thing. i could see that. it hasnt had any negative effect on my grades.

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Re: surfing the net while in class
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2006, 04:36:51 PM »
I don't start school until the fall, but I did sit through a class session at one of the schools I applied to and it seemed like nearly EVERYBODY was surfing the Internet, chatting online and whatnot for most of the class...

It was actually quite surprising..though it was a Torts class and from what I hear, torts isn't a hard of a class as some other first year classes...

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Re: surfing the net while in class
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2006, 05:13:16 PM »
Torts can be as hard or as easy as the professor makes it. If he wants go into the complexities of joint/several liability, especially product liability, it can be a female dog. Also, good luck with proximate causation. Don't get me wrong. None of it is brain surgery. But the philosophical/economic underpinnings of torts are as difficult as anything else you might get in the 1st year.

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Re: surfing the net while in class
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2006, 06:22:46 PM »
I check my email occasionally and IM when I'm in the back of the classroom and nobody is behind me, but I normally find all the flashing screens very distracting. It's very inconsiderate. At least sit towards the back of the class if you're going to be on the 'net all day.

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Re: surfing the net while in class
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2006, 08:58:49 PM »
I'm in class right now.

It's late. I'm tired. Need the web to keep me awake.

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Re: surfing the net while in class
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2006, 01:36:55 AM »
Be good Highway...I'm behind you and I'm watching you....






actually I'm lying...I skipped today  ;)
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Re: surfing the net while in class
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2006, 04:17:03 AM »
A friend of mine sits in the last row in every class for health reasons (she must stand occasionally) and told me she sees widespread surfing in every class, every time.

Myself, I only play solitaire during LRW.

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Re: surfing the net while in class
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2006, 09:44:42 AM »
Let's up the ante. Who looks at porn in class? I can frankly say that I haven't, but I've seen it done, though mostly not on purpose - like an accidental click away from somethingawful.com or collegehumor.com