How to Not be an Asshole in Class

We’re all busy, especially as the semester comes to a close. It’s important, though, to take a minute and remember a few key things in order to not come across as a complete jerk in our final class days.

  • If someone emails you about a class project, email back – same goes for texting. I know you saw that text genius, your message read notifications show up.
  • If you’re sharing a group project in class, say “we” not “I” – news flash, the whole group did the project, not just you.
  • The world doesn’t revolve around you. Everyone else is here too and the only thing they'll remember you for is your rude personality.
  • Just because you think you have something important to say in class, doesn’t mean it's important. Or, for that matter, even worth listening to.
  • Yes, there is such a thing as a stupid question.
  • Don’t waste people's time – I know you have that document in both electronic and paper form, why are you asking me for it? The great thing about email is you still have it. Go find it.
  • Everyone messes up, don’t act like you’re better than someone the one time they messed up and you didn’t.
  • You’re an adult, start acting like it.

 ~M