Would this upset you ?

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Would this upset you ?

Postby Assumpsit » Mon May 07, 2012 3:52 am

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Re: Would this upset you ?

Postby bk1 » Mon May 07, 2012 3:56 am

Not enough to make a thread about it.

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Re: Would this upset you ?

Postby Assumpsit » Mon May 07, 2012 4:03 am

bk1 wrote:Not enough to make a thread about it.


Is it because you yourself got extra time for "A case of the Mondays" ?

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Re: Would this upset you ?

Postby bk1 » Mon May 07, 2012 4:07 am

Assumpsit wrote:Is it because you yourself got extra time for "A case of the Mondays" ?


I got them to turn all my 3 hour finals into 24 hour take home tests.

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Re: Would this upset you ?

Postby Assumpsit » Mon May 07, 2012 4:12 am

Funny how the opinions of TLS differ from those people in their class directly competing for grades 8) 8) 8)

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Re: Would this upset you ?

Postby Lawl Shcool » Mon May 07, 2012 4:17 am

Assumpsit wrote:Funny how the opinions of TLS differ from those people in their class directly competing for grades 8) 8) 8)


People get extra time on exams at every school. It is annoying as 1L when grades are the be all, end all. Everyone wants to be at the top of the pile and any perceived advantage by another student is a cause for extra stress. There are a ton of TLS threads with pages and pages of arguing over extra time for ADD. Bottom line, by the time your a 3L, you will be happy you can finish your exams quicker and get to the bar faster.

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Re: Would this upset you ?

Postby rad lulz » Mon May 07, 2012 4:19 am

Assumpsit wrote:Funny how the opinions of TLS differ from those people in their class directly competing for grades 8) 8) 8)

Well your evidence is "he FBs all day." Brah the only time FB might hurt my wrists is after SB bikibi pics get poasted bro. Cmon.

Also:

Assumpsit wrote:B. Almost everyone has it around this time.


lol no they don't you moran

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Re: Would this upset you ?

Postby shoeshine » Mon May 07, 2012 4:27 am

Assumpsit wrote:Funny how the opinions of TLS differ from those people in their class directly competing for grades 8) 8) 8)

Yeah, I don't care because extra time doesn't mean better grade. It can help on a horse-race issue spotter but that really depends on the professor and the test.

There are a couple people in my section that get more time. I actually know for a fact that two of them were at least bottom third last semester. I am not sure if it had anything to do with time but their grades make me think they may really need the extra time.

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Re: Would this upset you ?

Postby Mike12188 » Mon May 07, 2012 4:41 am

Sounds like some bullshit. It'd be awesome if the extra time was noted on their transcript.

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Re: Would this upset you ?

Postby eandy » Mon May 07, 2012 4:56 am

I was just diagnosed with carpal tunnel.

OP:
1. Facebook has nothing to do with carpal tunnel. Even gchat doesn't really make much of a difference because waiting for a reply, I relax/rest my wrists. What does bother me is constant extension of my wrists that I get from typing constantly (taking notes in class or writing an exam answer).
2. Carpal tunnel hurts really badly. Badly enough that despite prescription painkillers and anti-inflammatory meds, I was in tears typing my first exam. Had I had a break, it would have been much less painful and distracting.
3. It isn't just about pain; it is about time lost due to wearing a splint (makes typing difficult and slow) and time lost doing stretches. They aren't cute preventative stretches. They're required if I want to be able to use the hand at all.
4. Consider that that person has likely also struggled to type their outline and do practice tests, too.

Tl;dr: think more. Don't be a douchetruck.

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Re: Would this upset you ?

Postby Assumpsit » Mon May 07, 2012 5:00 am

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Re: Would this upset you ?

Postby eandy » Mon May 07, 2012 5:02 am

Assumpsit wrote:
Lawl Shcool wrote:
Assumpsit wrote:Funny how the opinions of TLS differ from those people in their class directly competing for grades 8) 8) 8)


People get extra time on exams at every school. It is annoying as 1L when grades are the be all, end all. Everyone wants to be at the top of the pile and any perceived advantage by another student is a cause for extra stress. There are a ton of TLS threads with pages and pages of arguing over extra time for ADD. Bottom line, by the time your a 3L, you will be happy you can finish your exams quicker and get to the bar faster.


I'm not exactly distraught over it and it doesn't even have an impact on me at all. Just trying to understand how someone could claim this and still feel okay with themselves at the end of the day knowing they just got more time than all of their classmates because of wrist discomfort.

It's not just wrist discomfort. It's strenuous, abnormal activity that could require surgery and physical therapy to remedy.

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Re: Would this upset you ?

Postby Assumpsit » Mon May 07, 2012 5:05 am

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Re: Would this upset you ?

Postby rad lulz » Mon May 07, 2012 5:07 am

I recommend circulating a petition and giving it to the administration if it really bothers you that much. Make sure to get at least 75% of your class to sign it. This may require creating a FB group or hitting the listserv a couple times

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Re: Would this upset you ?

Postby eandy » Mon May 07, 2012 5:10 am

Assumpsit wrote:
Oh , come on. I know carpal tunnel is BAD from personal experience during LS finals week. Yes, if you can't type, its cool. But this person CAN type and does copious outside of school for fun, without going into too much detail. Brace and shooting pain, been there. But never once did I think I should ask for time and a half.

I don't think you should play doctor and decide whether they can or cannot type safely for an extended period of time without breaks?
At my school you can't ask for ten or fifteen minutes extra, you must at least do time and a half. I don't see any problem with asking for the smallest addition allowed to allow time for breaks and stretches.

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Re: Would this upset you ?

Postby Assumpsit » Mon May 07, 2012 5:13 am

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Re: Would this upset you ?

Postby evilxs » Mon May 07, 2012 11:29 am

Seriously gtfo yourself. Whatever "edge" they get is not going to amount to much in the end. I used to be really jealous of a few people in my section that I know have test time waivers. Now that I'm a 3L, I can see their names never made it to the Honors list. If folks ask for accommodations, that does not equate that they will get better grades. Can you imagine an untimed test? Holy shit how awesome; and yet those folks still can't get a B or better. In the end it ends up not mattering. Focus on you, and how to give yourself the best test day possible.

The school will not back down from giving accommodations, they have to by law.

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Re: Would this upset you ?

Postby I.P. Daly » Mon May 07, 2012 11:41 am

How much does one have to type or write to get carpal tunnel?

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Re: Would this upset you ?

Postby 3|ink » Mon May 07, 2012 11:45 am

Too bad you can't get an extension for butt-hurt.

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Re: Would this upset you ?

Postby beachbum » Mon May 07, 2012 11:50 am

rad lulz wrote:Brah the only time FB might hurt my wrists is after SB bikibi pics get poasted bro. Cmon.


lol'd

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Re: Would this upset you ?

Postby shock259 » Mon May 07, 2012 12:09 pm

3|ink wrote:Too bad you can't get an extension for butt-hurt.


This

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Re: Would this upset you ?

Postby NYC2014 » Mon May 07, 2012 12:14 pm

I get more upset about ADD time extensions.

Fake illness (poor self-control) = huge advantage on extremely important test. Sense, it does not make.

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Re: Would this upset you ?

Postby rayiner » Mon May 07, 2012 12:33 pm

The level of retarded in this thread is staggering. Carpal tunnel is not something everyone has at finals you stupid fucking nitwit. And ADD isn't poor self control. What is this 1945?

The people who get extra time on exams by and large get no advantage out of it. I'd rather do my exam in three hours than four and a half with these: --ImageRemoved--

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Re: Would this upset you ?

Postby KMaine » Mon May 07, 2012 12:48 pm

No. It wouldn't upset me.

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Re: Would this upset you ?

Postby ilovesf » Mon May 07, 2012 12:49 pm

NYC2014 wrote:I get more upset about ADD time extensions.

Fake illness (poor self-control) = huge advantage on extremely important test. Sense, it does not make.

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