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Old 12-07-2010, 05:30 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Old 12-07-2010, 08:10 AM   #42 (permalink)
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what. a. bitch.

obvious xenophobia is obvious.
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:21 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Old 12-07-2010, 09:41 AM   #45 (permalink)
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what. a. bitch.

obvious xenophobia is obvious.

not really, I just think for exams everything should be equal including equal access to resources including dictionaries. You guys are funny but I actually don't go to a community college and I don't see anything wrong with them because I know engineers that have gone there for a few years at first and are now making contracts worth more than 80% of general public would ever hope to make. But i guess you guys know everything right
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:01 PM   #47 (permalink)
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it isn't the grades that are important as much as it is important that you learn something in the class.
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:04 PM   #48 (permalink)
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I mean i guess that's a good idea in theory. but say you know EVERYTHING on an exam and walk into the exam 2 min before class is over, then you FAIL...knowledge gained isnt really gunna comfort you. gpa does matter esp. for some majors
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:12 PM   #49 (permalink)
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whats more discriminating?

offering only 1 version of the test in english?

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offering the non english speakers a dictionary?
I'm not saying it isn't discriminating to only offer the test in English. In fact, that's exactly what I'm saying. It is totally discriminatory against those who do not speak our national language and I simply feel that, in order to earn a university degree, you should be able to speak, read and write that language.

Why shouldn't American universities discriminate against those who are seeking a degree and cannot use the national language at the college level?

No one should get books or extra help and everyone should just learn the proscribed material before they are awarded their degree. In this case, it seems the class was taught in English, the text was written in English, the professor speaks English, etc., and therefore to pass the class you need to understand the vocabulary and mechanics of the English language.

I could understand a translation dictionary, but a straight up reference? Come on, let's not destroy the integrity of our university system that completely. If the professor feels that a reference is necessary (or one would be provided for in the real world anyhow), then everyone should be able to use those references. If the test is measuring how well you have internalized (memorized) the information and not just how well you can apply formulas and whatnot, then no one should get a reference.

And for what it's worth, I'm still not in favor of raising hell within the department over something as small as this. I'd let the professor know my feelings about how her policy is contributing to the demise of America's once great education system and then just learn the material like I should anyway.
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I mean i guess that's a good idea in theory. but say you know EVERYTHING on an exam and walk into the exam 2 min before class is over, then you FAIL...knowledge gained isnt really gunna comfort you. gpa does matter esp. for some majors
it really only matters to people applying for med or going into law. seriously. engineers can get degrees and make more money than you by getting straight Ds.

if you have a reasonable grasp of the material there is no reason you should be getting below average grades.
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:35 PM   #51 (permalink)
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cannabis you say all this but u dont even know what my major is.
I did get a good grade on it.
thats not the fuckin point.
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Old 12-07-2010, 01:38 PM   #52 (permalink)
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are you going into med or law? if so please complain about every single half mark on every single assignment and exam like everyone else who is doing that. i only hate when people do that because i can't be fucked to care enough to complain, and my gpa is lower is because i don't.
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:20 PM   #53 (permalink)
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I'm not saying it isn't discriminating to only offer the test in English. In fact, that's exactly what I'm saying. It is totally discriminatory against those who do not speak our national language and I simply feel that, in order to earn a university degree, you should be able to speak, read and write that language.

Why shouldn't American universities discriminate against those who are seeking a degree and cannot use the national language at the college level?

No one should get books or extra help and everyone should just learn the proscribed material before they are awarded their degree. In this case, it seems the class was taught in English, the text was written in English, the professor speaks English, etc., and therefore to pass the class you need to understand the vocabulary and mechanics of the English language.

I could understand a translation dictionary, but a straight up reference? Come on, let's not destroy the integrity of our university system that completely. If the professor feels that a reference is necessary (or one would be provided for in the real world anyhow), then everyone should be able to use those references. If the test is measuring how well you have internalized (memorized) the information and not just how well you can apply formulas and whatnot, then no one should get a reference.

And for what it's worth, I'm still not in favor of raising hell within the department over something as small as this. I'd let the professor know my feelings about how her policy is contributing to the demise of America's once great education system and then just learn the material like I should anyway.
there's no official national language, just so you know.

students may enter a university when they pass the same english/ math placement tests as everyone else. if a class requires upper division english as a prereq, then ya it wouldnt be fair to give dictionaries to non english speakers, but the idea is that people in the class have proven they have a good grasp on grammar and spelling(which is probably why the people in illest's class get to use the dictionary, no teacher wants to read page after page of verbal vomit). im guessing this class is a general ed class and that the only prereq is good standing in the university, not upperdivision english courses.


this all just spinning the wheels. illest for some reason cant or wont say what level the course is, so we can argue about fairness in hypotheticals until we are blue in the face.
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not really, I just think for exams everything should be equal including equal access to resources including dictionaries. You guys are funny but I actually don't go to a community college and I don't see anything wrong with them because I know engineers that have gone there for a few years at first and are now making contracts worth more than 80% of general public would ever hope to make. But i guess you guys know everything right
it's more like the image of you raising your hand and being like 'excuse me teacher, but I think the foreigners are all gonna cheat by writing in the margins and it's not fair they get to look up words anyway.'

I mean christ do you know how much they prolly been through just to be in this country? it isn't easy and now they're in college and you begrudge them the use of a damn english dictionary, cuz the test prolly has hard words on it.
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maybe illest ought to take the test in spanish w/ a spanish dictionary
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i think they know english well enough to do the reading for the class and read the slides and follow her lectures or else they would have dropped the course awhile ago. Also i dont care if they have them i think it should be equal across the board no matter where you come from because there are some kids in my class from southern ghettos and they don't know those words either. So help the asia but not the disadvantaged american right. Also, yahooka step ur game up on these insults. beavis has a sister? really? hahahah wow
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Unless you're dyslexic, I think you should be asking yourself why somebody fluent in the language, who's lived in the country for 20+ years really needs a dictionary.
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