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ewagner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu May-06-04 12:05 PM
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33. First, Congratulations on doing a great job
Second, the situation you are in is one that is all too common.

"Non-traditional" students returning to school are much more highly motivated than "traditional" students, therefore they study harder and take their work more seriously. There is a lot of resentment toward these students from the traditional types.

When I was in school in the late 60's) we had a particular prejudice against what became known as "menopause mini's". Those were women who were returning to school after raising a family and took courses for self-enrichment. Often it was the only course they would take in a semester and equally often they would take the course with friends and form their own study groups...hence they could spend more tome concentrating on a single subject while others would have to spread their attentions to 4 or 5 separate courses. Of course, they would ruin the class curve and there was mush resentment. Obviously we (and I include myself in that group) were wrong about those students and the resentment was totally unjustified. But the point remains that the resentment against non-traditional students, no matter how unjustified, still exists.
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  -Some people are so nasty when you raise the curve. SarahBelle  May-05-04 11:36 PM   #0 
  - Just tell them it's their fault they didn't study harder.  DrWeird   May-05-04 11:37 PM   #1 
  - Because some people are jealous  BlackVelvetElvis   May-05-04 11:41 PM   #2 
  - I know  SarahBelle   May-05-04 11:48 PM   #5 
  - The easy answers  BareKnuckledLiberal   May-05-04 11:42 PM   #3 
  - lobster bucket...true and a great aquabats song too. nt  daveskilt   May-06-04 12:08 AM   #11 
     - Never heard the Aquabats song  BareKnuckledLiberal   May-06-04 12:27 AM   #19 
  - Tall Poppy Syndrome  Eureka   May-05-04 11:43 PM   #4 
  - congratulations  Kennethken   May-05-04 11:59 PM   #6 
  - Thanks  SarahBelle   May-06-04 12:02 AM   #7 
  - I hear ya  DS1   May-06-04 12:05 AM   #8 
  - Drives me nuts.  SarahBelle   May-06-04 12:13 AM   #15 
  - Congrats Sarah Belle!  Taverner   May-06-04 12:05 AM   #9 
  - screw em!  daveskilt   May-06-04 12:06 AM   #10 
  - What is it with stupid requirements?  SarahBelle   May-06-04 12:11 AM   #13 
  - I have a worse story - I had to take the TOEFL as an undergrad!  daveskilt   May-06-04 11:21 AM   #30 
  - Be glad you're not in Law School!  Taverner   May-06-04 12:11 AM   #14 
     - That's awful!  SarahBelle   May-06-04 12:14 AM   #16 
  - One word.  PartyPooper   May-06-04 12:10 AM   #12 
  - And another word:  JCCyC   May-06-04 08:03 AM   # 
  - I never believed people were like that until it happend to me once  HEyHEY   May-06-04 12:18 AM   #17 
  - Whoa!  TreasonousBastard   May-06-04 12:22 AM   #18 
  - Not at all  SarahBelle   May-06-04 12:29 AM   #20 
     - Yeah, it is...  TreasonousBastard   May-06-04 02:02 AM   #23 
        - DINGDINGDINGDING we have a winnah!  JCCyC   May-06-04 08:06 AM   #26 
        - Only thing is how difficult it is to transcent that stuff  redqueen   May-06-04 10:17 AM   #29 
        - classic sociology  daveskilt   May-06-04 11:25 AM   #31 
  - They just have a deep hatred  bushwentawol   May-06-04 12:36 AM   #21 
  - King of the Hill  camero   May-06-04 12:44 AM   #22 
  - Same the world over (and from generation to generation too)  Nihil   May-06-04 08:01 AM   #24 
  - They're just jealous.  GOPisEvil   May-06-04 08:03 AM   #25 
  - Just wait until your kids get older and they get the target on  HopeLives   May-06-04 09:16 AM   #27 
  - They already deal with it  SarahBelle   May-06-04 04:40 PM   #34 
  - Yes, women can be especially viscious  SOteric   May-06-04 09:25 AM   #28 
  - You're right  SarahBelle   May-06-04 04:45 PM   #35 
  - what's interesting is that this is a function of 'civilisation"  northzax   May-06-04 11:54 AM   #32 
  - First, Congratulations on doing a great job  ewagner   May-06-04 12:05 PM   #33 
  - The thing is...  SarahBelle   May-06-04 04:47 PM   #36 
     - In case you missed it  ewagner   May-06-04 08:13 PM   #37 
        - Thanks  SarahBelle   May-06-04 09:11 PM   #40 
  - If a recent experience I had in this very forum is any indication...  NightTrain   May-06-04 08:19 PM   #38 
     - Really?  DS1   May-06-04 08:23 PM   #39 
 

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