The other day, was told off for asking the lecturer a question regarding a small graded assignment. She said that self shouldn’t be asking such menial questions; self should be brave enough to take a risk when attempting the question and not be so dependent on the lecturer to “spoonfeed” self. That, and that we shouldn’t ask any question because it’s a graded assignment in the first place.
Remember someone who self know casually who wrote this is her column in a local daily: “It never hurts to ask. The worst answer you can get is no.” And it made a lot of sense to self. What’s wrong with asking? After all, if this is graded, self really should be asking more questions so as to avoid making an ignorant mistake and losing marks in the overall grade.
Maybe it’s wrong when the lecturer accuses you of wanting to be “spoonfed.”
Or does asking shows you are assertive and realising your own limitations and not being afraid of admitting it by asking?
Thank goodness not all of self’s lecturers are like this one. In fact, most encourage their students to ask or voice out if they don’t understand lessons in class.
And that bloody lecturer was so hypocritical. Just shortly after telling self off for asking questions, she told the class we can look for her if we have any questions regarding homework or assignments or lessons. Go figure.