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#19997

OMG: I just want to send a reminder out to first years, or anyone who thinks this is acceptable. If you are doing poorly, don't have your parents call your prof. Profs cannot talk about your work, you are an adult now. My parents frequently come home from work complaining about how another parent called them trying to get free marks for their kid. Same thing goes for lawyers. (I bet a lot of you think this is a joke, but it happens a lot more than you would think.)

6 comments

  1. I have a feeling that a lot of these situations are a result of parents being overprotective, and not necessarily the students asking their parents to call the profs.

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  2. I think that if I were a prof and someone's parents called me to upgrade marks instead of the student coming to ask, that would guarantee that I wouldn't do it.

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  3. Lawyers? That's a sure-fire way to burn bridges...

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  4. Yikes, this whole ask makes me feel second-hand embarrassment for these students.

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  5. According to the OP of post 19977, I'm Dr. Michelle Gauthier. So I'll be posting as her from now on.

    ...yo.

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