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View Poll Results: Alcohol in the classroom
It has no place ever 33 82.50%
It's okay on occasion, if they're of age 5 12.50%
Drink up! You're only young once! 1 2.50%
Other (please exlplain) 1 2.50%
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Alcohol in the classroom - January 31st 2012, 12:50 AM

So, I was wondering what y'all think about people being UTI (under the influence... not urinary tract infection ) of alcohol in a college classroom environment. Personally, I think it has no place in the classroom. Leave your drinking for evenings and weekends; you should be sober in class

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Re: Alcohol in the classroom - January 31st 2012, 12:53 AM

I think people should be sober for class. Save that for nighttime or weekends.
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Re: Alcohol in the classroom - January 31st 2012, 01:03 AM

I think that since it is a classroom event, you should be sober for it. Save drinking for your own time.

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Re: Alcohol in the classroom - January 31st 2012, 01:19 AM

I don't mind, I do admit I have gone to class a little bit tipsy the class was at 8pm and some friends and I went to watch a soccer match before class so we got to class a little bit more happy than usual, but as long as you don't bug other people or make a big show I don't care.

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Re: Alcohol in the classroom - January 31st 2012, 01:21 AM

My friends and I only go to class drunk on St. Patty's Day

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Re: Alcohol in the classroom - January 31st 2012, 01:24 AM

If you get drunk the night before, and you wake up drunk.. I find it understandable.
But if you're drinking before class.. I think you really should save it for afterwards.

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Re: Alcohol in the classroom - January 31st 2012, 01:41 AM

If I'm honest I've still be drunk from the night before in lectures. I think there are even a few times where I've been drinking before a lecture. And some of the best marks I got were on assignments I have no memory of completing (often starting...I'm a last minute sort of girl ) after a night out. However, I also think that if you have chosen to continue your education that you should take said education seriously then you shouldnt be drunk in lectures. There is a time and place...go to lectures/classes sober.
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Re: Alcohol in the classroom - January 31st 2012, 02:06 AM

Originally Posted by TheCrowing View Post
If you get drunk the night before, and you wake up drunk.. I find it understandable.
But if you're drinking before class.. I think you really should save it for afterwards.
i agree with this. it's happened to me once or twice.
but other than that i don't believe that it has any place in the classroom, save it for after class/weekends.

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Re: Alcohol in the classroom - January 31st 2012, 03:19 AM

If you pay good money to afford the tuition or work your ass off hard enough to get through by scholarships, your priorities should be studying for the courses. It's fine to get drunk outside of class but if you want to get drunk before class, don't bother coming because chances are you're not going to learn to your full potential and you'll distract others who are sober.

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Re: Alcohol in the classroom - January 31st 2012, 05:25 AM

Absolutely not. There's no need what so ever. Completely inapropiate.

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Re: Alcohol in the classroom - January 31st 2012, 05:51 AM

Originally Posted by TheCrowing View Post
If you get drunk the night before, and you wake up drunk.. I find it understandable.
But if you're drinking before class.. I think you really should save it for afterwards.
Definitely this.
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Re: Alcohol in the classroom - January 31st 2012, 06:47 AM

I really don't understand those who think it'd be okay on occasion. If you're drunk in class, then how can you even learn??? To me it's obvious you shouldn't drink prior to class. Hangovers are a whole different story.

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Re: Alcohol in the classroom - January 31st 2012, 12:40 PM

I actually chose "other."
In general, I would say that no, alcohol has no place in a classroom. There's no reason why anyone should come to class drunk or drinking in class, especially because you or your parents are paying for your education and you should -want- to get the most out of it.
However, the one stipulation I have (and the reason I chose "other") is that I tend to consider it "okay" to drink on an exam day as long as it doesn't disturb anyone. I had a friend who would psych herself up SO much on exam day that she would make herself so nervous or so sick that she literally couldn't function to take the exam. So, she would take a shot or two before going into the exam to get her nerves under control.

The big difference in that scenario is that she made sure not to disturb anyone during class. She didn't actively drink during class, she didn't come into class stinking of booze, and she was never -drunk- in class.

I think my biggest problem with drinking in class is that it doesn't just affect you... It affects the learning environment for everyone else. I know I can't concentrate in class if I smell alcohol or someone is being obnoxious because of alcohol. I would much prefer you wait until after classes or be respectful enough to MY learning by not coming to class if you choose to drink.

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Re: Alcohol in the classroom - January 31st 2012, 02:19 PM

I could honestly care less whether a classmate "pregames" lecture, so long as said drunk isn't disturbing the class. I've had a drink before evening class on a few occasions, and with the exception of film showings it was never a great idea. I also made the mistake of going to a bar before a bio exam to calm my nerves...ended up doing okay on the test but the alcohol hurt me instead of helping (who'd have guessed :P)

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Re: Alcohol in the classroom - February 2nd 2012, 07:37 AM

On the typical day, no, it's not appropriate. Piss off, we don't want to deal with you.

However, there are set times during the year when it is entirely appropriate (Yes, St Paddys day is one of them) to turn up to class in full costume, having a glorious time after a few too many beers. Such lectures usually consist of rowdy and boisterous debate and far too much enthusiasm for everything. Lecture specific drinking games are allowable. It helps when the lecturers are good sports.

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Re: Alcohol in the classroom - February 2nd 2012, 05:37 PM

No way. Drinking is meant to be a leisurely activity. Not only will being drunk in class put others off around you but it will also prevent you from learning.
What would even be the point in going to class?

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Re: Alcohol in the classroom - February 2nd 2012, 06:57 PM

Unless it's some kind of wine tasting class or something similar, then no, keep the alcohol out.
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Re: Alcohol in the classroom - February 3rd 2012, 12:27 AM

In my first year of college, when lunchtime pints were still a novelty, I was mildly drunk in a few lectures, yas. Good times. (: I think as long as you're not obviously drunk/disturbing other people it's grand, but aside from that I don't really see the point. (I must be getting old, but...) why go to the class if you're drunk/why drink if you're planning to go to the class??

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Re: Alcohol in the classroom - February 3rd 2012, 12:37 AM

I don't think school is a place for that. It is a person's responsibility to be prepared and ready for school. Alcohol, isn't getting you ready for anything. (in my opinion)

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