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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1750 on: December 11, 2009, 02:15:26 AM »
Scrolling.

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page down or end makes it much easier.

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1751 on: December 11, 2009, 11:30:00 AM »
Scrolling.

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I wish there was a Firefox addon that allowed you to click the top of the screen to automatically move all the way up. This is a feature of the iPhone and I find it very useful.

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1752 on: December 11, 2009, 11:36:46 AM »
When films advertise their festival prize wins at the beginning.

I'm already watching your movie!  Stop trying to sell me!

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1753 on: December 11, 2009, 02:48:29 PM »
When a student tells me, "I have always been quite a good writer in my life." (Oh, well! The D's this past quarter were just a fluke, I guess. My bad.)

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1754 on: December 11, 2009, 03:02:43 PM »
When a student tells me, "I have always been quite a good writer in my life." (Oh, well! The D's this past quarter were just a fluke, I guess. My bad.)

They tell you that? Odd. I think I'm a halfway decent writer, but you have to have some stones to tell someone who is grading you that you have always been a good writer, it just seems condescending or something. Put them in their place, oad!

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1755 on: December 11, 2009, 03:06:21 PM »
When a student tells me, "I have always been quite a good writer in my life." (Oh, well! The D's this past quarter were just a fluke, I guess. My bad.)
I am quite the opposite. I think everything I write is garbage. I have tried to write for a 1 act play competition here for three years now and end up throwing out what I write.

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1756 on: December 11, 2009, 03:11:41 PM »
When a student tells me, "I have always been quite a good writer in my life." (Oh, well! The D's this past quarter were just a fluke, I guess. My bad.)
I would pay money to see you actually lay that response on a student.

I don't think I ever went to my college teachers to ask for a higher grade. I think I always assumed I deserved a grade lower than the one I received. The only times I had grades that were dependent on the judgment of the teacher I received As and Bs. Those were my architecture classes, and, like I said, I was thankful. All my other classes were graded via multiple-choice tests.

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1757 on: December 11, 2009, 03:20:14 PM »
I don't think I ever went to my college teachers to ask for a higher grade.
I have, but only when I genuinely thought my paper was strong, I wasn't pulling this bratty crap OAD is dealing with.
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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1758 on: December 11, 2009, 03:21:55 PM »
did you make him give an oral presentation on why grade grubbing is wrong?

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Re: Pet Peeves
« Reply #1759 on: December 11, 2009, 03:25:15 PM »
When a student tells me, "I have always been quite a good writer in my life." (Oh, well! The D's this past quarter were just a fluke, I guess. My bad.)

Maybe s/he meant "handwriting."   :D

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