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Old 08-18-2010, 07:00 PM
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Default I Can't Take It Anymore!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

i KNOW ITS LONG BUT SERIOUSLY...READ IT!

I am sick to death of complete morons! I'm enrolled in Strayer University. I knew that it was a school that considered itself an "open-campus" meaning that just anybody who can pay for the class and 'pass' it could stay there and earn a degree.

Here is the problem. I'm eight weeks into my first two classes. We have to do discussion boards every week. This week, I've reached my limit.

There are so many idiots in my class that cannot write a simple intelligible response to ANY question asked by the instructor. I will give you the post that set me off tonight:

The questions this week were: Are leaders born? What makes a good leader?

Here is one idiot's response:

From my point of view, good leaders are made not born. If you have the desire and will power, you can become an effective leader. Good leaders develop through a never ending process of self-study, education, training, and experience. To inspire your workers into higher levels of teamwork, there are certain things you must be, know, and, do. These do not come naturally, but are acquired through continual work and study. Good leaders are continually working and studying to improve their leadership skills; they are NOT resting. Leadership is a process by which a person influences others to accomplish an objective and directs the organization in a way that makes it more cohesive and coherent. Leadership is also a process where trust of people needs to be gained and established before followers are doing things willingly and without having to use pressure.

See anything wrong there? Me either. It's very well written. Now, copy and paste that response in a Google search. Now do you see the problem??? PLAGIARISM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is what put me on to him. I read his responses to others' posts in class. Here is my response to him:

I have a hard time believing that you wrote this on your own after reading the other unintelligible comments you made elsewhere in this discussion....examples follow....

Hello CAROL,
I do agree with your response for this question, above all the statement that " each child born is with the light of Christ in them and are innocent". And the way children are raised determines the type of adult they will become. This statement is so true, this is while we as parents need to know were to raised our kids. Great response.

Hello NICOLE,
You are so true about leadership. A true leader will be able to motivate his/her people to do things and work through their citizen. A true leader always listen to it people and solve their problems. Thanks for your input.

Hello Heather,
Thank you for your comment, it is true that a leader must posses a good communication, self confident, and be consistent. If you are a leader that lock of these you will have problems in your leadership.



Come on! Seriously?! Do you honestly think that I'm going to stay in this degree mill school for inept idiots that get 'rubber-stamped' through the system so that a few minorities can have a degree?! I'm too good to be classmates with fools like this. I'm too good for this school. Every week these boards are filled to the brim with stupid comments that don't make sense. If you want to see more, I'll PM you with a document that I will prepare for the school so when they want to know why I'm not staying, they won't have to ask.

If this gets enough responses and interest I will post the letter I wrote to the professor. It's pretty good, I think.
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:11 PM
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bump! I need y'alls comments on this. It really pisses me off. You all on here are the only friends I have. I love you guys!
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:27 PM
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dude man i totally agree with you that kid is and retard
i just got done with college and there are kids and the same way and some the teachers don't even care that they are cheating. fuck this just makes me mad now
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:36 PM
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Good I'm seriously gonna compile all the idiotic posts by these fools and let y'all see what I've had to deal with. I still have 4 weeks left! AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:43 PM
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Just forget about it. The real world will sort them out. I understand your frustrations but its just how it is and especially if you admit its an "open-campus" what did you expect? Get your grunt work out of the way at a school like that then transfer to a more respectable institution. Plus I am assuming since you have discussion boards this would be an online class? if so that is the ultimate clue as to why you are experiencing this kind of behavior. Online classes are the biggest cop-out.
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:43 PM
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Dude, strayer u commercials come on tv at like 4 am..... They're blasted over the radio waves all day long. What exactly did you expect when you enrolled in a low end trade college? No offense or anything, but it's the same thing as itt tech... While your rant is valid, it still won't change anything. Nor will your professor give a shit, they get paid the same to stamp "pass" as they do "fail".

Either quit bitching, suck it up and graduate top of the class full of retards.. Or get out and go to a real college.
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:44 PM
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My wife is in a Technical Collage and every class they are warned that the school looks for plagiarism and it is grounds for immediate expulsion. There are computer programs to track for intellectual theft, and her school uses them.
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:46 PM
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What are your grades like there?
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:47 PM
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O I see now! I didnt know it was one of "those" schools. I was thinkin it was like a CC or something. Half the time those scam schools credits don't even transfer to a legitimate university. If it is one of those schools I suggest you run far away and dont give them anymore of your money.
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:55 PM
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Dude, strayer u commercials come on tv at like 4 am..... They're blasted over the radio waves all day long. What exactly did you expect when you enrolled in a low end trade college? No offense or anything, but it's the same thing as itt tech... While your rant is valid, it still won't change anything. Nor will your professor give a shit, they get paid the same to stamp "pass" as they do "fail".

Either quit bitching, suck it up and graduate top of the class full of retards.. Or get out and go to a real college.
While tough to swallow, I agree with you. I need to shut up and walk across the stage as Valedictorian or go to a real school...the problem is a have a full-time job and though I'd love to go to a real school, I guess I can't and do just need to suck it up and drive on. I've never seen a commercial for Strayer and to tell you the truth the only reason I went to this school was to finish off the last couple classes for my Associates and ended up signing up for a BS instead. The post 9-11 GI Bill is paying for this, which means if you earn a paycheck, you're paying for it. So, would you rather pay for a real education for your vets, or a degree mill education for your vets? Don't you want to get your money's (tax's) worth? I sure do! I just don't want to feel like I didn't have to work as hard as I did to get my degree. I want it to be worth something. I expect too much from my fellow Americans, I guess. I need to learn that not all hold themselves to the same high standards I hold myself to.
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Old 08-18-2010, 07:58 PM
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What are your grades like there?
My GPA before transferring was 3.766. I'm earning 96% Social Psychology and 98% in the business class with 4 weeks left in both.
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:06 PM
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Just forget about it. The real world will sort them out. I understand your frustrations but its just how it is and especially if you admit its an "open-campus" what did you expect? Get your grunt work out of the way at a school like that then transfer to a more respectable institution. Plus I am assuming since you have discussion boards this would be an online class? if so that is the ultimate clue as to why you are experiencing this kind of behavior. Online classes are the biggest cop-out.
I've thought about that too...do the grunt work here and then move on to a real school.
The school is accredited, by the way...for now, anyway.
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While tough to swallow, I agree with you. I need to shut up and walk across the stage as Valedictorian or go to a real school...the problem is a have a full-time job and though I'd love to go to a real school, I guess I can't and do just need to suck it up and drive on. I've never seen a commercial for Strayer and to tell you the truth the only reason I went to this school was to finish off the last couple classes for my Associates and ended up signing up for a BS instead. The post 9-11 GI Bill is paying for this, which means if you earn a paycheck, you're paying for it. So, would you rather pay for a real education for your vets, or a degree mill education for your vets? Don't you want to get your money's (tax's) worth? I sure do! I just don't want to feel like I didn't have to work as hard as I did to get my degree. I want it to be worth something. I expect too much from my fellow Americans, I guess. I need to learn that not all hold themselves to the same high standards I hold myself to.
Why can't you? I have heard those "for-profit" schools end up costing the students much more than other legit CC's and University's. If your GI bill is paying for it make them pay for a legit education at least. What kind of school did you go to for your prior credits?
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:13 PM
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Why can't you? I have heard those "for-profit" schools end up costing the students much more than other legit CC's and University's. If your GI bill is paying for it make them pay for a legit education at least. What kind of school did you go to for your prior credits?
Central Texas College. did it all while stationed overseas in the Army. It was about the best I could do from over there....
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Old 08-18-2010, 08:16 PM
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See anything wrong there? Me either. It's very well written. Now, copy and paste that response in a Google search. Now do you see the problem??? PLAGIARISM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you think plagiarism is bad, it's only because search engines are getting more and more data to compile as the years go. It's always been a huge problem in universities, students stealing work and getting good grades for it.

All you need to do is report them, if the teacher doesn't care, i'm sure the principal will. It's a gov thing, no one wants to be caught in a cheating scandal.
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