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TO: All my classmates
Hey class. I know that we have a midterm coming up and I wanted to see if anyone would send me the notes so I can study. Thanks.
Does this look familiar? Now that midterms are around us, some of you have probably received this email or one like it from the ecampus distribution list. Someone in your class doesn’t have the notes, and so he/she sends out the above email looking for someone to show them some love. But the question is, do you send him/her the notes . . . or do you delete the email?
I am interested to know your thoughts. Personally, I delete the emails unless I know that there is a good reason as to why you don’t have the notes. Some examples of good reasons would be: “I missed class because (fill in family member) was sick, and I had to stay home”, “I was out sharing the gospel”, “I was visiting a prospective church”, etc.
I might even send someone my notes if they were just honest enough to say that they just missed class on this one day. But I don’t really have much (if any) mercy for those who ask for ALL the notes. Were you not in class? Did you not take notes? Did you not read the syllabus and therefore not know there was a midterm? I don’t understand how someone could ask for all the notes! Maybe these are some of the same people who will buy other people’s sermons to preach every Sunday.
So, what do you do with these emails? Have you ever mass emailed the class to ask for notes? If so, why?