I am a college student. I work my ass off every day to get the best grades I possibly can, and I tend to do pretty well. However, I am SO SICK of people in my major knowing that I get my work done early, and that I get good grades, because everyone is constantly asking me, “Can you email me that paper?” or “Can you help me with my take home test?”
I so badly want to say, “People…We are in COLLEGE!! Do your own damn work!” However, I am very much a people-pleaser and there are not very many people in my major and I don’t want to be known as that girl who is a bitch in the Communications Department. How do I get my point across without being too mean?
Well, dear, you can get kicked out of school for this, and I can guarantee you that your advisor won’t care if you tell her you’re just a people-pleaser, and that’s why you were academically dishonest.
“Can you email me that paper?”
NO! Write your own goddam paper.
“Can you help me with my take home test?”
NO! I already took mine. Take your own test.
See how easy that is? If your classmates think you’re a bitch and don’t like you because you won’t let them cheat, then they’re most likely a bunch of losers who are just using you in the first place. Don’t sell yourself short, girl. You work hard and there’s no reason to jeopardize your future for a bunch of lazy assholes. And go make friends with some English majors; they’re a great group of people. And the guys are hot in that literary-mess sort of way.