I'm an undergraduate student in the Netherlands, and as the title states, I'm encountering an annoying situation. How should one deal with the situation of constantly being asked for the notes of a lecture, summaries of book chapters, flash cards, etc by other, fellow-students?
I do not mind to share my stuff with my study-group, because everyone is working hard in the group, and we all benefit from each other, however what I do mind, is strangers (from my course) approaching me for my work; it even went as far as people offering me money for summaries, and other work of mine. Also, I don't mind when someone approaches me asking for an explanation to something; I like to explain material to other people; since I benefit from that as well. I, and others, however feel that it would be unfair to give away the work, on which we worked on very hard, to someone who didn't do anything.
I know it would be easy to just give in, and thus having dealt with the problem. I just fear that:
- The students will come back for more
- They will give me the guilt if they can't study with my notes and don't receive the grade they wanted
- It will go around and more and more people will come to ask
So, how can one politely deal in such a situation? I do not want to appear as hubristic or miserly.