Many students requesting things above and beyond are bad at this

Five Danger Signals That Warn That You Are Being Manipulated

I have seen them all—especially when trying to reschedule already scheduled exams.  One of the obvious tells in class is when suddenly a student who never seems to pay attention starts asking lots of vague questions.  And comes to see you right after class.  Then comes the (quiet) request.

Watch for sudden changes in the way that a requester (a potential manipulator, someone who wants you to help them for selfish purposes) behaves toward you: …

  • They seem interested in what you are doing. However, these are often shallow expressions of interest followed by impatience and rapid shift of subject or attention. Manipulators are always looking for opportunities and can be distracted rather easily.

via:Are You Being Manipulated? – Dumb Little Man

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