My professor for Cell Bio has to be a spawn of Satan. No one in the class has a grade higher than a low B,and when we take tests, she always puts stuff on their that we did not cover at all. Literally, I have memorized chapters in the book we have covered, along with notes taken in class as well as her power points and only about half her tests are based on that information, the rest is from out of nowhere. Any study ideas? It's sort of out of my control as to what my grade is... (which is a middle C, which ironically places me in the top 15% for that class)
Nov 4, '12
I really think the issue is that you have to use what you have learned and apply it to figure out the answer.Technically you have not learned what they are asking but you have learned the tools you need to figure it out.When students have trouble with this concept they immediately label the teacher as being "bad". You stated that one exam had stuff on it from a month ago.Anything that has been taught is fair game.Lessons don't "expire".
When you are a nurse the patients will not "fit" a profile or a theory or a case study.When you get out of school and have your license you will have to use the knowledge you have learned to figure out what is going on with your patient. Nursing school tries to prepare you for that.You need to do more than memorize chapters.You will not find the answers in black and white in the book.That's where using your noggin comes in.
Best of luck.
Last edit by loriangel14 on Nov 5, '12