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Angry Frustration with: Know-It-All Teachers - April 28th 2010, 05:35 PM

Lately, I have been extremely frustrated by two of my professors. They give false statistics, they are biased and anyone who tries to question what they are saying they immediately shoot them down. So no one else wants to speak up. And it is frustrating as someone who is paying a lot of money to be in these classes and then have to listen to a bunch of lies and BS. Anyone else get frustrated by know it all teachers?

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Re: Frustration with: Know-It-All Teachers - April 28th 2010, 06:16 PM

I haven't come across any know-it-all teachers/professors in a long time... but I've had plenty of biased professors. =/ Not psych professors, thank God... but professors for general education courses. Specifically, history. I want to learn the facts, NOT your opinion on how Bush or Obama are the Anti-Christ. xD

It really is frustrating, but what can you do? Complain to the head of the professor's department? Chances are, nothing will happen. When I'm in these sorts of situations, I just keep telling myself that it's all a means to an end. I've got to get the degree, no matter what it takes. I can handle a few idiots in the meantime. =P

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Re: Frustration with: Know-It-All Teachers - April 28th 2010, 06:56 PM

I have a teacher who is very 'I couldn't care less what you think, I know what's best for you and this is it' who refuses to listen to 'I passed this last year and don't care if I fail your stupid class tests'
And another who thinks that failing an exam is better than not sitting it.
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Re: Frustration with: Know-It-All Teachers - April 28th 2010, 07:13 PM

I get frustrated by 'know it all's in general. To some degree I feel when it comes to teachers it's their job to be a 'know it all'.
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Re: Frustration with: Know-It-All Teachers - April 28th 2010, 08:23 PM

I totally feel you here, I've had a couple who were awful, and my classmates and I marked them badly in the course review, and some even sent in formal complaints. I know it seems extreme, but when you're paying a lot of money to get a fantastic education it really should be fantastic in all aspects.

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Re: Frustration with: Know-It-All Teachers - April 28th 2010, 08:47 PM

I hate know it all teachers, so when I get the chance to prove them wrong, I do! :P

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Re: Frustration with: Know-It-All Teachers - April 30th 2010, 01:24 AM

I haven't come across any know it all teachers yet, and I hope I won't have to in the future. I think it would not be easy for me to cope with them.

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Re: Frustration with: Know-It-All Teachers - April 30th 2010, 01:42 AM

Yes I have a teacher like that he acts like is knows all about everything so when someone tries to proof him wrong he gives you a “look” and argues we never really get anywhere in that class. I usually read up about the topic we are going to talk just to argue with him, you could do that too look at the syllabus and research the topic so next time your prove him wrong. The best part is that if you get good grades there is no way he can do anything.

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Re: Frustration with: Know-It-All Teachers - April 30th 2010, 03:09 AM

We had one professor in particular who was like this and it was awful having her. She was assisting with the course so thankfully she didn't do all the lecturing, only did some, however, she coordinated the labs/tutorials which had too many problems to list. Telling her about the problems was pretty much hopeless, she treated other TA's like crap and even acted like a know-it all in a childish manner to the lecture professor in front of the class several times. Needless to say, her class reviews were horrible and I was told the department did try to give her the boot.

The professors and TA's sometimes act a bit like that and in my view, it's fine because they have the PhD's, Masters and Bachelor degrees, while as a student, the most I have is a high-school diploma. But there comes to a point where just asking for clarification is a hopeless task as none comes or you get degraded in the process. To me that's unnecessary and acting so arrogant in front of a bunch of people who haven't got their Bachelor's is kind of pathetic as they obviously will know less. The one professor though and I'm sure others have had similar ones, where it's clear they're wrong yet they degrade, ignore or twist up some weird horseshit is crossing the line.
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