Honestly, I have no problem sharing, never had. I’ve noticed many people in my classes don’t want to let people copy their notes. They get all stressed out if someone asks them a question about exams or papers or basically anything.
I always share my notes. I record lectures and am more than willing to share those with people to. What harm does it do to me if someone else is able to get a better grade by using my notes or whatever? Today I almost rethought this.
In my Modern France class we have to write a vignette about some aspect of French history from the Franco-Prussian war to now. I think I have decided to write mine on the affaire des fîches. We were supposed to email the professor our topic to get it approved or have him help us narrow it down. Dr. Z liked that one the best out of the ones I chose and it lends itself to the vignette format very easily.
There is a guy in this class who irritated me today, he comes in late every single day. Today and last Thursday he sat down next to me. I noticed that he kept looking at my notes today. I didn’t think much about it but after class he was asking a few people what the vignette was -he wasn’t even aware that we had to have our topics turned in by Thursday. I gave him a topic which was something we covered in class both Tuesday & Thursday of last week and he had no idea what I was talking about.
He asked if we have anything else due soon and I told him that I think we have a test next Tuesday. He freaked out and asked me if I want to study. I told him sure because I figure it doesn’t hurt to study with someone else. Now I am regretting saying I would. I don’t think he wants to study with me as much as he wants me to give him the answers.
I know it’s stupid, but it kind of bothered me. I guess the joke is actually on him though because I don’t have any idea what will be on that exam!
The rest of this month is going to be rough. I have a French exam tomorrow, the Modern France exam next Tuesday, a paper due for Comp Rev the following Tuesday & another french exam that Thursday.
The upside is that I am no longer employed. It feels very strange not having a job. I told them I will fill in on certain days for a 1/2 shift, but no more than that. I feel like I’m not contributing anything. I know I wasn’t making much money before, but at least it was something.