Today was my second exam in our fundamentals class. I made a 99.4% on the first exam, I passed the drug calculations exam with a 100% on the first go, and I made a 97% on a patient simulation assignment we had to do. I study every day except Wednesdays, sometimes up to 6 hours. I cut back on my study time a -tiny- bit this round so I could spend more time with my husband and son, but I did not change my study habits significantly.
I made a 78% on this exam. Passing is a 75%.
I am completely confused. I cannot, for the life of me, understand what went wrong. The only consolation I'm finding is that it wasn't just me....a lot of the other "normally A" students dropped 20 points or more between the last test and this one and we had others, who did well on the last one, completely fail this exam.
It says something to me when the majority of the class does this poorly on the exam.....
Am I just trying to justify my own performance?
I've been thinking about it the whole drive home and I just can't think of anything I would have done differently in regards to studying, attending lecture, etc. *sigh*
Nov 14, '06
It may be you had a bad day, I remember one unit that took out our entire class. It was the endocrine system, After extensive review, we all did much better. Could be you didn't have the grasp on it you thought you did. The fact you care and are worried is a good sign.
Now 12 years as an LPN later, I'm still proud of my 3.77 gpa, I would say grades and school are important, but being able to be part of the team you are on when you hit the floor is even more critical, Learn all you can, and perform, too.
You are working hard and must be a bit fried, Take a deep breath, You will be more aware next test and will work this out. Hang In there.
Good Luck to you.
Last edit by bigbadbluesdaddy on Nov 14, '06
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