Dear Professors, Giving Schoolwork Over A Break Is The 8th Deadly Sin

Dear Professors, Giving Schoolwork Over A Break Is The 8th Deadly Sin

Hey @evilprofessors we think you're possessed.

I believe that some people are on this earth to make us miserable. They take great joy in inflicting emotional stress on others, and might even make it their life’s mission to make other people’s lives hell.

These people are the teachers/professors that give assignments out over a break.

I’m usually not one to complain about doing work. I’m in college, that’s what I’m here to do. But there is a reason why Fall Break and Thanksgiving Break have the word “break” in them — to take a BREAK from all of the work we have been doing. Wow, isn’t it amazing how the concept of naming things for their purpose usually works out, but not when you’re in school? College, man.

In all honesty, I must ask what the hell these instructors are thinking when they create a syllabus with clearly-defined breaks in the semester and they still assign work for the break. Who hurt you? Who didn’t make you feel special as a child? Why must you inflict this kind of pain on us? There can be good people in this world, and you can be one of them!

I’ve been doing work for around 9-10 weeks straight without any kind of pause in my hectic college life, and all I ask is that we as students get a few days where I can unplug myself from the atmosphere I’m drowning in. But no, it never fails that we get a long project, take-home test or paper from our instructors to do “over the break.” I can see them all conspiring now to assign as many projects as possible in each one of my classes just to piss me off.

The point of having a break is to allow our minds to recover from the massive amounts of information we have been taking in over the past months. The mind is similar to our muscles in this sense; when muscles are exercised and fatigued, they need recovery time so they can continue to perform at normal capacity. Our studious minds are the same way, in that they need these mini-vacations from work and stress to be able to process intellectual information at an optimum level.

When work is assigned for a break, everyone is hurt @evilprofessors. We have to cut time out of our long-ahead planned events for the break such as spending time with our families, adventuring while the weather is perfect, or simply doing nothing. YOU have to grade all of this work in the future when I know you would much rather be spending time with your loved ones. Nobody wins when it comes to over-the-break work, so why do it?

Professors and teachers, do yourself a favor: be the cool people we all want you to be, for us and for yourself.

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To start, Lori Laughlin messed up royally, and I don't condone her actions.

If you live under a rock and are unaware of what happened to the "Full House" star, here's the tea:

Lori Laughlin and husband Mossimo Giannulli — and like 50 other celebrity parents — were found guilty of conspiracy to commit fraud, and paid a $1 million bail on conspiracy to commit mail fraud, and honest services fraud. You don't need to know what these mean except that she paid $500,000 to get her two daughters, Bella and Olivia Jade Giannulli.

I know you're wondering why they did it — tbh I am too — however, these parents paid the University of Southern California to give admission to her daughters in through the rowing team on campus, despite neither one of them actually playing the sport ever in their life.

Yeah, Aunt Becky messed up and should face punishment, but why is she facing up 20 years when men like Brock Turner are sentenced only six months for raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster at Stanford?

I hate to bring up the gender card, but I'm pulling it: Why is Lori Laughlin — a woman who with bad judgement who used money to give an upper-hand to her entitled daughters — face more prison time than a man who willingly raped a woman who wasn't in a right state of mine (or any at all!) behind a dumpster of all places.

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Yeah, Aunt Becky paid for her daughters to get into a school, giving disadvantages to students actually deserving and wanting to attend a college. Her act was immoral, and ultimately selfish, but it doesn't even compare to what Brock Turner did, and it doesn't even effect others as much his rape survivor.

The most that will happen to the Giannulli girls is an expulsion and a temporary poor reputation, however, Emily Doe (the alias of the survivor) will feel the consequences of the attack forever.

There should have been a switch:

Lori Laughlin and the Target guy should have had to pay other students tuition/student debt while facing prison time, while Brock Turner should have had to face over 20 years with more consequences.

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