||[Dec. 7th, 2009|02:14 pm]
The Question Club
You're taking a very difficult course this semester. It is known for being one of, if not the, hardest course for majors in your general area of study. All semester you have been sitting next to a class acquaintance. You don't see this person outside of class but talk regularly in class, and have had classes with them before. During this semester it has become glaringly obvious to both of you that you are doing significantly better than they are. You've got a B+/A-, depending on how well you do on the final and the curve (since the class is very difficult there is a strange scale). You don't know their exact grades, but based on a few exam grades you have seen, and her reactions to quizzes and other exams, they're probably not going to do any better than a C, definitely not a C+, possibly even a D depending on the final. |
You think there's reason for this, as they spend a lot of time in class on the internet on their phone, copy answers out of the book for their homework, skip random classes, and will talk about how much they partied the weekend before an exam. You, on the other hand, have worked very hard all semester.
Every Thursday there are outside of class lectures by visiting professors on topics in the area of the class. For extra credit you can attend these lectures (they are 1 hour) and write a 1 page summary. To help boost your grade from a B+ to an A- you have been attending some of them. Your classmate has not attended any to your knowledge. Before the second to last one, they ask if you are going to that week's lecture. You say maybe. They say "If you go, could I give you my ipod and you can record it for me? I'm busy, can't make it."
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