OperaAttorney wrote: ToTransferOrNot wrote: Erie Doctrine wrote:
worldtraveler wrote:From the problems some posters have with handwriting, it sounds like it's a medieval torture method.
I know. How in the world did students up until the last 10 years ever get through a class?
Clearly the fact that people 10 years ago were used to writing for extended periods of time doesn't impact your idiotic, snarky comment.
The vast majority of folks I know type much more quickly than they write. It is more comfortable, the notes taken are more legible, it is more environmentally sound--in short, it just makes more sense. If you don't want people on the internet in your class, have the internet disabled in classrooms during the day. Forcing people to take hand-written notes when the current generation of students grew up around computers is just ridiculous.
Sorry, ToTransferOrNot. You sound a like whiny, self-entitled brat
. If you don't like the no-laptop policy, transfer. You're a law student. Try to appreciate the other side's argument
There is no "other side" here. If you are distracted by the typing of other people, you are fucked for final exams/the bar exam/working any job where there are computers around you. If you have a problem with people wasting their own time on the internet, you're flat-out foolish--both for wanting to baby how other people spend their class time, and for not recognizing that you, if anything, should be rooting for people to shot themselves in the foot. If you are distracted by what is on other peoples' screens, perhaps you should pay less attention to their screens, and more attention to your laptop or your pad of paper.
For what its worth, Chicago (you know, the school I did transfer in to--not exactly a secret around here) *does* disable internet in the classrooms, for pedagogical reasons. I'm not pulling that out of thin air. I think it is ridiculous to baby people in that way, but at least you aren't forcing people to give up what is, for many, a vastly superior way of processing information. If I was ever in a class that actually did ban laptops, I would be able to get an exception because my hands are partially arthritic, and writing for extended periods of time causes me actual physical pain. The issue of laptop bans will never personally affect me. That doesn't mean that I don't recognize how idiotic laptop bans are.