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    I don't usually mind when people work hard but I hate when they do not attend lessons regularly and make me allow them to copy their notes. What would you do about this? I don't know how to say no...Am I worrying about nothing? What is your opinion on this?
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    (Original post by SGHD26716)
    They can piss off
    I never know how to say no. What can I do? It bothers me a lot and irritates me knowing Im spending my time working hard and they do nothing but benefit a lot.
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    (Original post by CSL123)
    I don't usually mind when people work hard but I hate when they do not attend lessons regularly and make me allow them to copy their notes. What would you do about this? I don't know how to say no...Am I worrying about nothing? What is your opinion on this?
    There's this [email protected] who used to sit next to me in history who always look over at my work and pretend that she wasn't and it was so annoying. She was the sort of person who turns up late and gives absolutely 0 effort to anything (apart from getting a boyfriend).
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    I'll give them my notes and then ask for them back in an hour, if I like the person.
    Or i'll send them a blurry image.
    Or i'll tell them to actually bother making their own.

    Don't really like people using my efforts as their own.
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    I don't care really but I guess it sucks when they get a better mark because I have a terrible memory and can't even remember all of my notes.
    I've never really borrowed anyone elses because I find it awkward, like if I missed a lecture that's my problem and I may not understand the little different things they do.
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    (Original post by CSL123)
    I never know how to say no. What can I do? It bothers me a lot and irritates me knowing Im spending my time working hard and they do nothing but benefit a lot.
    find a bad copy of notes for the topic (try the internet or your rough copy) and give it to them. Then keep your own good quality to yourself. Or make them earn it. If you give me x I'll let you copy my notes. They might find someone else to copy if they have to put in effort to it.
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    I once gave someone notes on an essay we were going to do.

    When we actually did the essay, almost the entire class used the examples and sources I researched myself as opposed to the ones we were already given (which I felt were lacking).

    So I made up my mind after this to stop handing out my work to anybody. You just have to put your foot down. You aren't in the wrong in this situation, they are.
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    (Original post by CSL123)
    I never know how to say no. What can I do? It bothers me a lot and irritates me knowing Im spending my time working hard and they do nothing but benefit a lot.
    True, but does anyone actually lose out as a result of them copying your notes? Isn't there only the extra benefit you're providing for the person you are letting copy your notes (assuming that letting them copy your notes isn't a big inconvenience, or putting them at risk of getting lost)?
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    (Original post by CSL123)
    I don't usually mind when people work hard but I hate when they do not attend lessons regularly and make me allow them to copy their notes. What would you do about this? I don't know how to say no...Am I worrying about nothing? What is your opinion on this?
    I have bad hand writing but good quality notes
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    (Original post by CSL123)
    I don't usually mind when people work hard but I hate when they do not attend lessons regularly and make me allow them to copy their notes. What would you do about this? I don't know how to say no...Am I worrying about nothing? What is your opinion on this?
    It's basically the same as you, it just pisses me off when they don't attend lessons and then expect me to give them my notes :/ Honestly, I don't say no either but sometimes I just want to but I think that would be quite rude.
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    Not fussed, so long as I get them back

    It helps them, and I'd want to be able to catch up if I was ill. Can't see why you wouldn't allow it, really
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    (Original post by Supersaps)
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    They're not free by the way
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    They're not free by the way
    My considerable wit, charm & conversation should be more than enough payment.
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    It doesn't bother me at all.
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    Other people make better notes than me so no-one's gonna be copying mine :rofl:

    Quite happy to show people my maths solutions though, I'm always pretty proud of my solutions on longer/more difficult questions
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    Class notes?

    Well, considering I miss quite a lot of lessons.. I require my classmates to be willing to give me theirs so I can copy up stuff. I mean, it's really not that much of a big deal, is it? Otherwise how would I possibly be able to keep up.. ?

    Why would you say no? I don't get it.- I think you're being silly.
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    (Original post by CSL123)
    I never know how to say no. What can I do? It bothers me a lot and irritates me knowing Im spending my time working hard and they do nothing but benefit a lot.
    You are allowing them to exploit you. Just say no once and if they have some shame they won't ask again.
 
 
 
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