During the first week of my math class, I sat next to this individual. My reason being that he was in my Club U Dub Dub group, so it was reassuring to notice a familiar face. However after two class periods, I was determined to move to the other side of the room during the following period. The first words to come out of this student’s mouth were, “Yeah, I took accounting in high school, so I know everything in this class.” Okay, weird because this class is not accounting, although during our first unit, which was a review of math we should have learned in high school, there were a few definitions from accounting courses. I will give him credit for that, because he knew what each definition meant, although it was a...
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...olled their eyes at his ridiculousness on multiple occasions. Most recently, we were assigned into a group for an in class activity and rather than participating, he was yelling across the room to his friend, who was trying to focus on the activity, about something COMPLETELY unrelated to the class at all. This lowered the productivity of my group as well as his friend’s group because of his lack of respect for the class and his classmates. Rather than participating in our group activity, he pulled out five tangerines and just began peeling them because he said he had nothing better to do. His constant interruptions, disrespect towards not only his classmates, but his professors too, and his past with academic dishonestly truly makes me critically pissed, and changes my view about college in some ways. Some of us will never grow up or move on from our teenage selves.
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