|Originally posted by Miss Pie |
It is the point.
Falling back on the "Well I got stuck with plebs!!" excuse just makes people look stupider.
but where did I ever say I couldn't do it, or failed or anything that remotely made your point at all valid?
I said its annoying. That is an emotional statement, which has nothing whatsoever to do with how 'challenging' the task is.
I never said it was hard, or couldn't be done (as I've qualified to you a couple times now)- I said its extremely irritating and time consuming. Again, this does not imply that the task is 'difficult', and I explicitly stated that I didn't believe it was. I am far more than capable of getting extremely good 'marks' for group assignments, but since until this year I have never done any assignments to get good marks, preferring to follow my passion, and have nearly never encountered a group assignment which was even remotely enjoyable to do, I consider them 'annoying', which is a word which is entirely distinct from 'challenging', or 'hard'.... If you don't agree, perhaps refer to a dictionary.
Its lovely that your university had an immense allocation of brilliant minds interested in nursing, and that they all were extremely involved in the group assignments you were forced to do. That's just lovely. However, just because your experiences with group work, and student peers were positive does not mean EVERYBODY'S was!! I know this might be suprising, but I can assure you it is a fact.
I doubt everybody had your intentions in mind while studying either, and that was the main point of my original involvement with this conversation- Not everybody wants to get good grades. I certainly didn't give a shit about it in undergrad. I always did very well, but it was because I avoided things I didn't like. Once more, just to clarify, not because they were hard, but because I have much better things to do than wasting time doing pointless crap with retards.
Ironically the length of this post contradicts my last point, but in general, it is true.