chadwick218 wrote:Neverknowsbest wrote:So apparently I got put with the professors that do not allow laptops. After I was told I had to have one, bought a new one, and a nice new laptop bag to carry it around in. Are there any people out there who don't use laptops who might lend some advice?
This might actually be a good thing. I have 2 professors that "discourage" the use of laptops. As much as I want to put mine away, I feel compelled to leave it out simply because others are doing so. I would be happy of laptops were outright banned during class.
What a stupid reason (with all due respect intended). You don't have the self-discipline or self-motivation further your learning career, so you want to hoist it upon others? That's crap. Just put your laptop in your bag. This isn't high school and you don't have to mimic what Regina George does or wears to class.
Connelly wrote:wiseowl wrote:1.) in short yes. for the amount of money we pay we should be able to do whatever the hell we want in class as long as it isn't disruptive, period.
Have you ever taught a class? Teaching to a bunch of drones gchatting it up is not productive for anyone - including the drones. You still seem to see this issue as an "us vs. them, we know our rights" situation, and not it's not about that at all. It's about providing the best learning environment for students, not about what you should be allowed to get away with. Sadly, many professors do not even get that, so you are not alone. Note that you can choose to pay to go to school somewhere else if you would like as well. Paying at a very expensive restaurant does not give me the right to demand ketchup with my steak. All that invested in a school, all that trust in how they are training you, and you think you know better than the professor. Amazing.
Seriously? If I'm dropping mad cash for food I'm gonna demand whateverthefuck I want, and I think most restaurants would be willing to oblige so long as they get your money - you've clearly never worked in a customer service-type job before. I think you're argument is confused; it's not that students can't demand to use their laptops, but rather that schools do not have an obligation to acquiesce to such a demand.
And I think law schools would be successful in rejecting demands. Unlike the restaurant that would probably go bankrupt if it ignored customer's requests, law schools thrive on reputation and other factors independent of student demands, thus making them less reliant on them.