My classmates are intimidating.

@annierose (18023)
Philippines
December 10, 2016 6:26am CST
My friend and I enrolled in a graduate study for this semester. Our professor told us that we were the youngest in the class. On the first day, we were given topics to be reported. We opted for the first topic since it was the easiest. This day, my friend reported on her topic which was supposed to be discussed for only a few minutes but lasted for an hour. It was because she was most of the time interfered by many of our classmates. Some of them even asked questions which were too way advanced to be discussed. Our professor told them to stick on the report and not go too far. At the end of the report, my friend just informed the class that our topic was completely new to us. Most of our classmates have already been in the different government agencies for a long time. Experience-wise, they are really more knowledgeable. However, is there a need to flaunt to us that what we know is limited compared with theirs? My report was rescheduled for next year. I have a plenty of time to prepare for it. I am quite nervous toward my other classmates because of what I witnessed this morning. Some of them even give looks as if they were belittling students like us.
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@Platespinner (17046)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
10 Dec 16
Some people are idiots, and pompous to boot.
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@annierose (18023)
• Philippines
11 Dec 16
I don't know if I will respect them just because they have already gone too far on their profession or just ignore them just because their attitude is not worth it.
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• Winston Salem, North Carolina
15 Dec 16
@annierose I'd be inclined to just ignore them.
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@annierose (18023)
• Philippines
16 Dec 16
@Platespinner I think that is the best way.
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@MALUSE (42669)
• Germany
10 Dec 16
Talk about your classmates' behaviour to the teacher. This is not to be tolerated.
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@annierose (18023)
• Philippines
11 Dec 16
Thank you very much! When the class was dismissed, our professor talked to my two friends who already did their report. She is a kind professor and she said just like us, she is also new to the university. I can say through watching her face expression that she was also concern to what we were feeling when some of the students were trying to control the class discussion about the report.
@just4him (124202)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Dec 16
That is terrible. They should be more encouraging instead of as intimidating as they were.
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@annierose (18023)
• Philippines
12 Dec 16
I think so they should. I don't know why being new to a school or a job are most of the times subjected to bullying.
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@just4him (124202)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
12 Dec 16
@annierose I don't think there is an explanation for bullying.
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@annierose (18023)
• Philippines
14 Dec 16
@just4him It becomes a norm already.
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@Corbin5 (113217)
• United States
10 Dec 16
Classmates who may have more experience should definitely not try and make things hard for those who do not. The professor is the one who should control their questioning and all other superior behavior they may display.
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@annierose (18023)
• Philippines
11 Dec 16
Yes, I hope so. Some of them already got a doctorate degree in another field. But I think it shouldn't be a reason to look down on someone's intellect. We study because we want to learn too and not to be bullied just because we are a novice.
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@Beatburn (3904)
• Philippines
10 Dec 16
Good for the professor to keep the students in check. What are you reporting on? Good luck!
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@annierose (18023)
• Philippines
11 Dec 16
Yes, from the first meeting, we already think that she is a good professor. My report will be about "Characteristics of Financial Management." Actually I don't know knowledge on it because I am only in the classroom. Those who are in the administrative position knows about it.
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@Beatburn (3904)
• Philippines
12 Dec 16
@annierose You're a teacher? Good luck with pursuing a degree.
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@annierose (18023)
• Philippines
12 Dec 16
@Beatburn Yes, I am. I have been teaching for 6 years. Thank you.
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@SIMPLYD (81467)
• Philippines
12 Dec 16
That is what happens when newbies are with veterans . The veterans would intimidate the newbies to see if they know what they know . Sad , but that happens . Good luck on your report my friend .
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@annierose (18023)
• Philippines
15 Dec 16
Thank you. I will just finish another article in my blog this week. After that, I am going to study for my report.
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@SIMPLYD (81467)
• Philippines
15 Dec 16
@annierose Good luck on your report . You can very well do it .
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@annierose (18023)
• Philippines
15 Dec 16
@SIMPLYD Thank you so much.
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@Jackalyn (6684)
• Oxford, England
15 Dec 16
Just do your best and it will be fine. The proffessor is the one to talk to if this cintinues. It is not clever to flaunt knowledge. A clever person sticks to the topic and keeps on point.
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@annierose (18023)
• Philippines
15 Dec 16
Thank you very much! This is such a good advice. I will do my best on it.
@hereandthere (32513)
• Philippines
10 Dec 16
i would suggest you talk to your professor and ask for tips on how to tackle your topic, what to anticipate, what to focus on, how to present it, etc.
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@annierose (18023)
• Philippines
11 Dec 16
Thank you very much! My friends and I are prepared for the topic. However, my classmates just keep on asking and then even gave sarcastic comments on the report. We were not given references on what to use. We just did a research on the internet
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@Stessia (194)
• Abuja, Nigeria
10 Dec 16
Well... It is good you now know what and who you are up against... It is a reason enough for you to buckle your seat belt and be ready for the ride.... Study harder to wow your classmates and render them speechless on matters concerning you.
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@annierose (18023)
• Philippines
11 Dec 16
Thank you very much! Yes, that is what I am going to do. I am going to be ready on my report.