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Updated on Sunday, December 14

#20273

OMG: Somebody had a seizure during my exam today.

Thankfully they seemed ok, but paramedics came and it was quite a rucous. It totally threw me off while writing the exam, and I had a really hard time composing myself and finishing it. Thankfully i was about two-thirds done the exam, but I am worried my mark is now going to suffer.

I know it is selfish of me to think about my marks when this poor person had a seizure, but is there any way for me to appeal the grade received on the final exam?

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  1. It's fine for you to think this way. Life has to go on, and it's not like the person died. I would speak to your professor first and go from there. If you need to submit an appeal or grievance the first step is to speak to your prof anyway, so do that and see what happens.

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    1. +1

      Just send an email to your prof inquiring if there will be anything done regarding the student having the seizure, especially because of the disruption to both the student having the emergency and the other students

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  2. I was in this class too and felt like a terrible person because they really disrupted me too but that's such a selfish thought. There was like a solid 20 minutes before the paramedics came and were able to remove her from the room where I basically wasn't able to do anything on my exam.

    My point is, you're not alone in thinking this way. I hope it doesn't make us bad people.

    I didn't even finish the exam.

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  3. I feel the exact same way, I was sitting right beside her and it freaked me the fuck out. Thankfully I was mostly done at the point but still something should have been done for the class. I don't think anyone who was close by or saw what happened was really able to finish properly.

    Yes it seems selfish to be concerned about ourselves and our marks but its normal. When shit happens it affects everyone. Thankfully from what I could tell she was fine after the seizure and was even asking about the exam. I'm honestly surprised the prof didn't email something. It shocked everyone in the room.

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  4. Did any of you admittedly "selfish" people make inquiries afterwards to see if she was ok and if there was something that you could do to help our fellow UW student?

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    1. No because the uw mentality is at least I should do well if you fail who cares

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    2. ^ +1

      UW quality of students.

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    3. Yes, I did, I was sitting right beside her, she had help from the TA and her friend was writing there as well and helped her out. She was well taken care of and as I said before she seemed fine within a few minutes, asking to complete the exam (although I'm sure it was more or shock then anything else. Don't assume shit. The whole class could not go run to help her in the middle of a final, nor did they want us to. They were trying really hard to keep it as low profile as possible.

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    4. And poor you were so traumatized by the events you think it's necessary to get special consideration right?

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  5. You're so whiney... "Oh I think I'm going to fail, I want to find an excuse to raise my marks up"

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  6. Looks like a Laurier girl discovered OMGUW and just needed to vent a little.

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