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    People that ask alot of questions in class. I mean its the same person asking questions over and over again. Almost as though hes formulating a question every second during the lecture.

    Is he arrogant? Intellectual? Deeply interested? etc.
     

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      People that ask alot of questions in class. I mean its the same person asking questions over and over again. Almost as though hes formulating a question every second during the lecture.

      Is he arrogant? Intellectual? Deeply interested? etc.

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        People that ask alot of questions in class. I mean its the same person asking questions over and over again. Almost as though hes formulating a question every second during the lecture.

        Is he arrogant? Intellectual? Deeply interested? etc.

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          Before finals I raise my hand and ask, " so if we have a 99 percent in your class, do we only have to get a 50 on the final to get an A?"


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            Before finals I raise my hand and ask, " so if we have a 99 percent in your class, do we only have to get a 50 on the final to get an A?"


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            I have a 102% in a class and need a 75% on the final to get an A (90%)

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              People that ask alot of questions in class. I mean its the same person asking questions over and over again. Almost as though hes formulating a question every second during the lecture.

              Is he arrogant? Intellectual? Deeply interested? etc.

              I guess it just kinda depends. In my health sciences class, there is a guy who does it out of jest or spite and I can usually tell because it occurs during the last 15 minutes of class, thus prolonging our stay. I rarely ask questions in class because the professor gives me a long-winded response that I do not really wanna hear. :laugh:
               

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                People that ask alot of questions in class. I mean its the same person asking questions over and over again. Almost as though hes formulating a question every second during the lecture.

                Is he arrogant? Intellectual? Deeply interested? etc.
                There was a student in my intro to bio class that would always ask the stupidest questions. Finally, the teach got so frustrated with his questions that she said in front of him and the whole class (~100 students) to stop asking questions that have nothing to do with the lecture or biology in general. That pretty much shut him up for the rest of the semester.
                 

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                  There's one like that in my bio class. He's not even premed in a class that's 90% premeds, yet he's the one who asks every question, and they usually occur about once every ten seconds. We'll just be talking about animal phyla and he'll yell out stupid stuff like, "HEY DR. ____, have you heard about this new species of lizard they found in Ecuador?" and our professor just eats it up. I literally hear his awful voice in my sleep.

                  The worse part is, he's friends with my suitemate. So he comes into her room all the time and yells more stupid stuff and it's like he has nothing else to do with his life but make loud proclamations that are usually wrong.

                  My theory is that he thinks he's really smart, and he wants us premeds to think he's smart too. The only problem with that is that anyone in my class with an AP Bio background sees right through him.
                   

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                      There's one like that in my bio class. He's not even premed in a class that's 90% premeds, yet he's the one who asks every question, and they usually occur about once every ten seconds. We'll just be talking about animal phyla and he'll yell out stupid stuff like, "HEY DR. ____, have you heard about this new species of lizard they found in Ecuador?" and our professor just eats it up. I literally hear his awful voice in my sleep.

                      The worse part is, he's friends with my suitemate. So he comes into her room all the time and yells more stupid stuff and it's like he has nothing else to do with his life but make loud proclamations that are usually wrong.

                      My theory is that he thinks he's really smart, and he wants us premeds to think he's smart too. The only problem with that is that anyone in my class with an AP Bio background sees right through him.

                      Lawl... There is probably someone like that in every intro bio class.
                       
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                        If its a professor that I genuinely like-- as in I can have a full conversation with them and maybe they could turn out to be a potential professor to write a LOR for me, then I'll ask questions every once in a while. Like Maybe once every other class or once every 3 classes, and I'll purposely ask something that I think A) would be helpful clarification for me or the class or B) be of some interest of the professor to talk about (but nothing off topic of course).

                        Asking questions shows the professor that you are paying attention, that you are focused on the material and that you have some sort of legitimate interest in what their talking about.

                        Asking constant useless questions all of the time is a waste of the time of other people in the class, and the professor's.
                         

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                          I've noticed two types of students that do this. One's that are extremely too smart for their own good and like to read textbooks in their spare time. And then there are those that are borderline dumb, who ask questions to give off the idea they're intelligent, only to crash and burn on every exam.

                          To both, I say, such is life. I just sit in the back with the cool kids and make fun of them under my breath :cool:
                           

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                            There this one guy in my class. Was a genius. But he asked so many questions to the point where the entire class chuckled. He got into med school. Tried to do the same thing but the professor told him off. Don't know if his question spree ended after that.
                             
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                              I've noticed two types of students that do this. One's that are extremely too smart for their own good and like to read textbooks in their spare time. And then there are those that are borderline dumb, who ask questions to give off the idea they're intelligent, only to crash and burn on every exam.

                              To both, I say, such is life. I just sit in the back with the cool kids and make fun of them under my breath :cool:

                              :thumbup: Astute observations imo
                               

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                                I've noticed two types of students that do this. One's that are extremely too smart for their own good and like to read textbooks in their spare time. And then there are those that are borderline dumb, who ask questions to give off the idea they're intelligent, only to crash and burn on every exam.

                                To both, I say, such is life. I just sit in the back with the cool kids and make fun of them under my breath :cool:

                                I'd genuinely like to matriculate with you.

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                                  Depends on the size of the class. Don't ask questions in big classes, lest you waste everyone's time.

                                  If it's a small class for your particular major (as in not a bio class, how anyone could have a question in bio class is beyond me), then ask away. Harder math classes have a lot of questions, as there can be some pretty abstract stuff going on in there.
                                   

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                                    The extroverts in class will feel a tendency to express their questions out loud. Usually, they mean no harm by it. It's just another way of learning the material. Some people might find this annoying, but don't be too quick to judge.
                                     

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                                      Depends on the size of the class. Don't ask questions in big classes, lest you waste everyone's time.

                                      If it's a small class for your particular major (as in not a bio class, how anyone could have a question in bio class is beyond me), then ask away. Harder math classes have a lot of questions, as there can be some pretty abstract stuff going on in there.
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                                        I do between 70-100% of my learning from lectures (at least for undergrad). Consequently, I often asked questions to clarify concepts I did not understand. I'd ask questions like, "Could you please explain how you got from equation 9 to equation 10 of the derivation?" or "What effect does the "fully developed flow" assumption have on the equation?". I never asked convoluted/hypothetical/knit-picky questions.

                                        If I could pinpoint the exact detail that I didn't understand during lecture, then I would ask the prof for a clarification. If it was a large intro class or if I was so lost and confused that the whole lecture seemed like a mind****, then I'd wait and talk to the prof during office hours. I had no shame. I probably sounded like a *******, but whatevs.
                                         

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                                          If it's for clarification then that's no issue, but when that one jackass has to ask completely random questions which only slightly pertain to what we are learning, it's definitely one of the most annoying things to happen in class. These students should go to the professor after class, go to his office hours, or send him an email if they really need to have that irrelevant question answered, rather than waste everyone's time for something that won't be on the test and no one probably cares about.
                                           

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                                            These students should go to the professor after class, go to his office hours, or send him an email if they really need to have that irrelevant question answered, rather than waste everyone's time for something that won't be on the test and no one probably cares about.

                                            This is like the epitome of all my classes. There's 1 person in every single one of my classes that asks hypothetical **** that doesn't pertain to anything we're learning and just confuses the hell out of me.
                                            LIKE ASK DURING OFFICE HOURS, NOT LECTURE TIME..... :mad::mad::mad:

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                                              An upgrade to this are students who do this during exams. I've seen generally the same students ask many questions to the TA's and professors during exams and even ask if what they're doing is correct or not.
                                               

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                                                There's one like that in my bio class. He's not even premed in a class that's 90% premeds, yet he's the one who asks every question, and they usually occur about once every ten seconds. We'll just be talking about animal phyla and he'll yell out stupid stuff like, "HEY DR. ____, have you heard about this new species of lizard they found in Ecuador?" and our professor just eats it up. I literally hear his awful voice in my sleep.

                                                The worse part is, he's friends with my suitemate. So he comes into her room all the time and yells more stupid stuff and it's like he has nothing else to do with his life but make loud proclamations that are usually wrong.

                                                My theory is that he thinks he's really smart, and he wants us premeds to think he's smart too. The only problem with that is that anyone in my class with an AP Bio background sees right through him.

                                                Yes what a fool, thinking he can possibly impress the great premeds. But I guess we should cut him some slack, there is no way he could have possibly known you would have such a thorough background in biology.
                                                 
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