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Are university students "stupid" or lack common sense.

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Serious thread, many students I know on and offline seem to have the impression that they are smart and if they dont understand something its the fault of the person telling it to them. Many univer… Read More
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
Serious thread, many students I know on and offline seem to have the impression that they are smart and if they dont understand something its the fault of the person telling it to them.

Many university students I know get worked up easily and are quite willing to put someone down they have a difference of opinion with as they have made a quck rash judgement on the person.

In the past I have tried talking to someone but as I stutter and get confused I get either called stupid or lazy or that I make pathetic arguments(in reality its because I am mildly autistic so have problems forming information in the brain)

Anyway Im rambling again but what is peoples opinions on students.
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7y, 6m agoPosted 7 years, 6 months ago
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#1
Students smell........fact!!:thumbsup:





:p
#2
I'm a university student, and I'm definitely not like that..

But i am pretty dumb haha
#3
lastlaststar
I'm a university student, and I'm definitely not like that..

But i am pretty dumb haha


Don't lie, I can whiff you from here..:-D
#4
lastlaststar
I'm a university student, and I'm definitely not like that..

But i am pretty dumb haha


Lol its funny when you say see a thread online on a student site or in a classroom and one person goes "I dont understand what you are saying" making out that if the person was intelligent they would word it quite eloquently when IMO if they were so smart they would understand anyway.
#5
ryouga
Lol its funny when you say see a thread online on a student site or in a classroom and one person goes "I dont understand what you are saying" making out that if the person was intelligent they would word it quite eloquently when IMO if they were so smart they would understand anyway.


Maybe they talk a different language?:?
#6
I think it's just the age group.
#7
angelfairee
I think it's just the age group.


This was something that I didnt totally think of since often when you get a reply online its stuff like "oh I know what I am talking about since I have 10 GCSE's A*s and 4 AS levels A*" etc etc.

Thinking of I have had discussions when the university students say street smarts is just a way for thick people to think they are intelligent.
#8
got a specific question, shoot, i will answer the best i can.

but yes i think a lot are stupid as there is a lot of crap unis now
#9
I dont no which uni your on about but im not like that and havent seen someone that stupid before either :giggle:
#10
I'd say that's far too crude a generalisation to make even if some students are like that, the student population is extremely varied. I have to say I think your post is a bit ironic given some of your exploits on this forum.

John
#11
micoo
got a specific question, shoot, i will answer the best i can.

but yes i think a lot are stupid as there is a lot of crap unis now


Lol I go to an ex poly, but in part yeah uni has become more mainstream but people still act as if they are some sort of Einstein for getting in.

On the same note there is a lot of snootyness from people who go to "proper" redbrick unis thinking just as they got in they are somehow superior
#12
I fit into the category your describing (uni student); and if I'm wrong I would admit it, or if I don't understand something I would seek advice.

I think the statement 'Are university students "stupid" or lack common sense.' is a gross generalisation, as there are thousands of university students, and come from a massive range of regions, backgrounds, professions, which in turn has an effect on their attitude. Although admittedly, I do somewhat agree with your point; the university I go to is full of 'intellectual ego's', but it definitely does not represent the majority.
#13
sarbjeet_
I dont no which uni your on about but im not like that and havent seen someone that stupid before either :giggle:

"I don't know which uni you're on about but I'm not like that and haven't seen someone that stupid before either."

:whistling:

Except possibly when you look in the mirror!!!!!!;-)
#14
ryouga
Lol I go to an ex poly, but in part yeah uni has become more mainstream but people still act as if they are some sort of Einstein for getting in.

On the same note there is a lot of snootyness from people who go to "proper" redbrick unis thinking just as they got in they are somehow superior


ye i know what you mean :lol: im at a really good uni, dundee uni, but its not great haha
#15
micoo


but yes i think a lot are stupid as there is a lot of crap unis now



never a truer word said.

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#16
I do not believe myself to be smart, i actually struggle with my content on my course and actually question if im doing the right course sometimes!
Im doing LLB Law, and in my third year, thus if ive got this far im doing at least something partial right.

However i will not disagree for arguments sake or anything similar, id say im actually a good listener and consider both side of the argument and often even agree with parts of both side on certain issues.

But ill will happily admit as a general consensus lots of students are like that...mainly the ones who have gone to university because they dont want to live real lifes yet!
banned#17
3 things i hate
warm beer
fat birds
and
students
#18
Johnmcl7
I'd say that's far too crude a generalisation to make even if some students are like that, the student population is extremely varied. I have to say I think your post is a bit ironic given some of your exploits on this forum.

John


Yes ironic but I personally am the way I am because I am autistic and by that I get worked up easy and find it hard to argue.

I have been to 3 universities over my education years and seen the same at all, but I think age plays a major part since many university students think uni is about the good life and all the stereotypes of being young and to deviate from any of it i.e dont like to drink makes someone stand out and therefore be different.

Which is also ironic since most university students I know fall into certain groups so by being individual they are being sheep!
#19
herewego1234

warm beer
fat birds
and
students


sums up my love life.
#20
muckypup;6661244
"I don't know which uni you're on about but I'm not like that and haven't seen someone that stupid before either."

:whistling:

Except possibly when you look in the mirror!!!!!!;-)

way to correct someones minor grammar that doesnt affect the legibility of the sentence...on the internet...
#21
muckypup
"I don't know which uni you're on about but I'm not like that and haven't seen someone that stupid before either."

:whistling:

Except possibly when you look in the mirror!!!!!!;-)


ahh you know how students talk lool.
#22
yes to both
#23


hey, everyone makes mistakes :lol:

and i dont mean to sound like bj1 and kfc but nice stalk :lol:
#24
awoodhall2003
I do not believe myself to be smart, i actually struggle with my content on my course and actually question if im doing the right course sometimes!
Im doing LLB Law, and in my third year, thus if ive got this far im doing at least something partial right.

However i will not disagree for arguments sake or anything similar, id say im actually a good listener and consider both side of the argument and often even agree with parts of both side on certain issues.

But ill will happily admit as a general consensus lots of students are like that...mainly the ones who have gone to university because they dont want to live real lifes yet!


Law is easy to get lost in.
#26


:lol::lol:

i never claimed to have common sense :oops:
#27
ryouga
Yes ironic but I personally am the way I am because I am autistic and by that I get worked up easy and find it hard to argue.

I have been to 3 universities over my education years and seen the same at all, but I think age plays a major part since many university students think uni is about the good life and all the stereotypes of being young and to deviate from any of it i.e dont like to drink makes someone stand out and therefore be different.



The exploits I was referring to were nothing to do with autism and instead just lacking common sense, you were simply trying to gain sympathy and support on this forum when you'd made blatant errors on another forum and then tried to cover them up publically.

As I said above and agree with the post just after me, it's quite insulting to make such a generalisation - you'll find such people in all fields, not just within the university student population although the percentage may be slightly higher in the latter.

John
#28
micoo
hey, everyone makes mistakes :lol:

and i dont mean to sound like bj1 and kfc but nice stalk :lol:


pah that was an easy stalk, I couldn't find the thread were you hit yourself with a door.:thumbsup:
#29


lol thats the one I couldn't find.:-D
#30
ants97
pah that was an easy stalk, I couldn't find the thread were you hit yourself with a door.:thumbsup:


its been done for you :lol:
#31
angelfairee;6661268
Law is easy to get lost in.


Agreed, but still even compared to lots of people I get confused/lost/etc!
#32
ants97;6661276
lol thats the one I couldn't find.:-D

:thumbsup: it was linked to on the deo in eye one!
micoo;6661277
its been done for you :lol:

i think you should update your facepalm photo with facedoor!
banned#33
if students werent seen urinating on memorials
they may get better looked upon
#34
sarbjeet_
ahh you know how students talk lool.

Glad you took it in the spirit it was posted!:thumbsup:

I love students me,always very helpful in my line of work..................................................but they still smell!!!!;-)
#35
awoodhall2003
Agreed, but still even compared to lots of people I get confused/lost/etc!


I think a lot of people do. I think it's one of those subjects that needs your full concentration. You have to read around the subject extensively before you will get the depth of knowledge you need to render you fully capable of understanding the majority of what you're given.

Law makes me fuzzy inside.
#36
awoodhall2003
:thumbsup: it was linked to on the deo in eye one!

i think you should update your facepalm photo with facedoor!


ive done stupider things more recently :lol: broke a finger playin basketball, 1 week later played again with it heavilly strapped up and broke another finger (that was 2 weeks ago) :lol:, first one is near enough healed now but it will be another week/2 weeks before i can play again (safely :lol:)
#37
muckypup
Glad you took it in the spirit it was posted!:thumbsup:

I love students me,always very helpful in my line of work..................................................but they still smell!!!!;-)


i dont smell :)
#38
herewego1234
if students werent seen urinating on memorials
they may get better looked upon


Did you not get the reaction you wanted with your first post in this thread? Boohoo.
#39
herewego1234
if students werent seen urinating on memorials
they may get better looked upon


so one ****** on a memorial when under the influence and youve made a sweeping generalisation
v. mature
banned#40
micoo
so one ****** on a memorial when under the influence and youve made a sweeping generalisation
v. mature


hey matey one made it into press
i work in sheffield and see it daily
immature adolescents let loose causing havoc

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