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chatting in class
« on: October 05, 2007, 09:08:22 PM »
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Re: chatting in class
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2007, 02:16:49 AM »
The damage you're creating is probably not in your notes or understanding.  Its more likely that your reputation is suffering because your constant chatting is causing a distraction to your fellow students. 

The worst is when people start whispering to each other about how they don't understand something and make it so that all the people around them can't hear the prof's explanation either. 


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Re: chatting in class
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2007, 02:34:26 PM »
Here's the math, as I see it:

(Won't help your grades + Might hurt your grades + has no other significant benefit) x (1L grades are very important) = don't chat in class
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Re: chatting in class
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2007, 03:40:35 PM »
95% of my class talk online during class.  I haven't crossed that threshold, but i will lean over and make a comment to my neighbors every now and then.  as far as actually talking to others during class though, I grew out of that in high school.  true story.

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Re: chatting in class
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2007, 03:49:29 PM »
True or false, people record all the lectures anyway, and therefore are free to male private part around for the entire class?

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Re: chatting in class
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2007, 03:55:00 PM »
True or false, people record all the lectures anyway, and therefore are free to male private part around for the entire class?

not allowed at my school.  oh noes

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Re: chatting in class
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2007, 01:17:44 PM »
We only have 2 people who record lectures at my school, and only about half the professors allow it anyway.


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Re: chatting in class
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2007, 03:15:30 PM »
I have a bad habit of chatting with other people in class. We're midway through the semester. Do you think I've done a lot of damage by doing this, and could I do better if I just stopped? I'm going to try to restrain myself. There's only been a few times where I've got completely distracted from class; other times, I felt like I could still take good notes.
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Sorry if this is a dumb question, school and the people in it are just turning me into a crazy person.

I think you know it is inappropriate or you wouldn't be asking. If you're IM'ing, disable your wireless during class or take notes by hand.

I can't imagine you are having actual oral conversations with people during class...? Surely a professor would have picked up on it by now.

Keep IM'ing if you want to. You may think it hasn't substantially distracted you, but how do you really know that? You have no feedback until those first semester grades come out.
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Re: chatting in class
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2007, 08:43:21 AM »
True or false, people record all the lectures anyway, and therefore are free to male private part around for the entire class?

False, or dumb if true. 
1. Why record a lecture, only to spend 1-3 hours listening to it later, just so you can chat now, when you could listen to the lecture now and chat later?
2. Listening to the lecture now lets you ask questions if you don't understand, which you can't do listening to a recorded lecture.
3. If you're dicking around in class because you're recording the lecture, you're going to be in trouble when you're cold-called.
4. Most professors (and I think some schools) do not allow you to record lectures.  I don't think any prof allows you to record without express permission, and if they ask you why, and you say it's so you can male private part around in class, you're not going to get permission.
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