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OMG: Please do not come into classroom and sit down 10 minutes before the previous class finish. It's disrupting and disrespectful to the previous class.

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  1. I pondered for quite a while, yet I can not conceive how such a behaviour might be disrupting or disrespectful to the previous class.

    Unless the person going into the classroom intentionally distracts people, it is perfectly in his right to enter the classroom 10 minutes before the class ends or whenever during the class. Everyone has the right to do so.

    If you do disagree, please explain how such a behaviour can be disrupting or disrespectful to the previous class.

    - 1A student who is shocked and extremely unpleased by the content of your post

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    1. That's not how classes work. You show up after the previous class is done, don't swarm in like locust either. You want to sit in on the previous class? Pay for the course, and sit through the whole thing.

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    2. 1a, that's silly, I audit individual lectures all the time. Sometimes they're interesting.

      That said, if you're there for the next class, it's common courtesy to wait for the lecture hall to empty out before you go in to take your seat. Avoids bottlenecking, you see.

      If you go in when there are still 10 minutes left because there's a seat you want, chances are other students in that lecture will see you and think 'oh, I can do that to!' Then that IS very distracting for the people trying to take notes during the final 10 minutes of their class, because the next class is already starting to swarm in.

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    3. Yes, one person is fine, but when the front of the class is just a crowd of students of the next class trying to sit down, while lecture is still going on, that is annoying.

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    4. Wow, you must be such a dick first year if you think this is acceptable behaviour. You will learn though soon enough.....

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    5. When it's a small class of like 10-15 people and you waltz in as the prof is still talking it's extremely disrupting, this happens in one of my classes all the damn time.

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    6. 1a you are such an inconsiderate brat
      Classrooms belongs to the classes that have it assigned to it. It's acceptable if you go sit in for the whole class and actually learn what the prof is teaching even if you did not sign up, but not acceptable (and using OP's word, disrespectful) to go in at the last 10 minute just to get a good seat.

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  2. It's not just students who get agitated. I had a prof kick out a student who tried to sneak in 10min before the end of her lecture. She was angry and told him to show some respect and wait for her class to end.

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    1. respect!?

      we as students are under considerable economic stress - hence, this teacher whose very existence depends in part on our money ought not have the audacity to respond in such a manner to petty issues

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    2. well said, *claps*claps*

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    3. 2b- Did you consider that the issue of respect applies to the disrupted students who suffer from the distraction to themselves and to the person who is trying to lecture, rather than some kind of audacious personal sense of offense from the prof? If you've ever tried to lecture in a large hall, you would realize why it is rude.

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    4. 2d, did you consider the magnitude of distraction? throughout a lecture there are plenty of random noises and sounds, which scale directly with the size of the class, hence in your case, the one person entering the room adds some negligible amount of distraction

      if you can't stand 5 seconds of inconsequential distraction - the amount of time it takes for the person to walk in and sit down - then how focused are you on the lecture may i ask?

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    5. 2e you fail to realize that it is never only one person. if it were one person, not a big deal, but once one does, it gets out of hand

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    6. ok 2f, how many people? can you give a number? otherwise please don't pull contrived arguments out of your ass

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    7. The prof is in control of his/her class, end of story. As such, they have every right to demand at least a minor degree of respect from the students in the room.

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    8. 2g, you have to draw the line somewhere. If one person can enter the class before the previous lecture has ended and be disruptive, others will follow. "If he's doing it, I bet I can too," that's how it works. At some stage (which is dependent on the size of the classroom) such an action becomes disruptive.

      Easiest solution? Make everyone outside wait until the class has ended before letting them in, no exceptions.

      Alternatives to this exist in rooms like MC 2065/66, where there are sets of doors at the back of the lecture hall. It's not disruptive for students to slip in through those doors and take seats in the back row. It's when they're crossing the line of sight of the other students that it's an issue.

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    9. @2i

      That's a slippery slope argument!

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    10. Hey guys, 2 here. I just want to add some details about what happened to help clarify things. The class took place in one of the medium-sized rooms in RCH where there are two doors at the front and one at the back. The guy entered through one of the doors at the front of the class and sat down in the front row.

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    11. 2k, yeah that's just unambiguously disrespectful of the guy.

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    12. I totally see the prof's point. If I prepared a good lecture and only have it ruined by disrespectful people who come to the classroom not for learning my stuff but just to get a good spot for the next class, I would be mad too.

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  3. Thank you. So many people do this. There's 5-10 minutes left in class, both doors closed, and some guy will loudly open the door at the front of the room, walk in and sit down right at the front, 0 fucks. Rude!

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  4. Thats so true!! Ppl do it ALL the time and we can't even walk out coz they are blocking our way, trying to squeeze in. And they are being so loud too... That's really disrespectful...

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  5. I hate this! So ignorant.

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  6. When people start to push into the class before I am able to leave, I push, hard. I usually have to run to another class, sometimes across campus, so I am one of the first out the door. I just put my head down, and walk at full speed. I am 5'11", 190lbs, so most people that get in my way are not in my way for long. I know I have made many people stumble, but I don't think I have made someone fall yet. But really, I don't give a fuck. I need to get across campus, while you have to walk 20 feet. This happens to me mostly in MC.

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    1. I like your attitude. I just do it normally when people walk in my way, like those large crowds who decide to take up the entire sidewalk or both doors, or the whole staircase. I just push right through them even (if I'm a 5'5 skinny girl), and I glare back at them if they say anything or judge me. Get out my way, stay on your side of the path, you don't drive a car in the on coming lane, so don't walk on the wrong side of a sidewalk/staircase/doorway. I don't give a fuck either. People on this campus needs to learn how to share public space.

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    2. that's really passive aggressive

      why don't you just hold your head high, say excuse me, coming through loudly like someone who carries his weight well, rather than like some shady scum?

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    3. Agree 6b.
      @6, Yeah, you're not any better than the people you're complaining about.

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    4. 6b speaks truth. It's not like everyone is DELIBERATELY obstructing you. You'd be amazed how many people will get out of your way when you say 'excuse me' - assuming you say it with confidence.

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    5. @6a, this is 6, want to go for a walk together?

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  7. Get the fuck over it, honey.

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  8. I also want to point out that this is also very disrespectful to the prof of previous class. Even if you don't disturb other students, the prof can see who enters and if you ever given a presentation you will know have a bunch of people entering in the middle of your speech is very distracting. It's disrespectful too, all the class is paying attention to the prof and you just go sit there ignoring everyone else. It's the same reason that proper theatres they don't let people in after a performance has started. The profs worked hard to prepare a good learning experience for us and not for some random people to just walk in and think there is no one else in the room.

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