This is just a vent but, I'm sick of hearing this.
Like I'm supposed to intentionally start answering questions wrong just so other people can pass?
I'm a former anal A student who finally got used to getting B's in nursing school
. Now that I'm in the final semester I've accepted the realities of testing which is: the teacher's aren't going to tell you everything you need to know, and you're not going to find it all in the assigned reading either.
So what did I do about it? I transcribe the lectures verbatum so I better understand how the teacher thinks. If I understand how the teacher thinks I may not know all the answers but, it helps me ... for lack of a better term ... "game" the test. And, of course, I do all of the reading.
I also do at least 200-400 NCLEX questions for each test to hopefully get the material they don't tell you about. And it helps me discipline myself for things like ... making sure I'm paying attention and reading the question right.
In other words ... I work my butt off.
The result is ... I've been doing fairly well with high B's and occassional A's. Normally this wouldn't be a big deal because there are other students who usually score higher than I do. But, apparently, I've been getting some of the highest grades and a lot of people are failing ...
Since the last exam is an NCLEX predictor and it's going to be curved, everybody's pressuring me not to blow it for them since they may not graduate.
Why don't these people just get to work? That's what I did.
Yes ... I know ... I shouldn't have told people my scores. But, quite frankly, I didn't think my scores were that great ... especially since I used to get straight A's before nursing school. Little did I know that many others were failing for the first time.
I only told a couple of friends but, apparently, word spread like wildfire.
Oct 24, '06
Quote from GratefulHeart
They've asked you not to throw the curve? --That's like saying, "Please don't do your best, so that I can succeed" It's a desparate request, but I agree with the poster above that maybe you can share some of your techniques with them (and then maybe just let it go). You've sound like you've already got it nailed (congratulations BTW!), while others are feeling very insecure.
Yeah ... I did share my study techniques. Then they started asking for my transcripts. Then they figured they could skip class because I transcribed everything ...
I had to end that real quick. It really got out of hand.
Last edit by Sheri257 on Oct 24, '06
Oct 24, '06
Let it go and be glad that you're doing as well as you are....many others are struggling and some of us are just "tweeners" and happy to be there! I know why my grades are what they are and so do those who accuse others of screwing up the curve...this is YOUR career and your education...unless they plan to start paying your tuition until you're through with education, it truly is their problem..
Keep up the good work!
Last edit by WDWpixieRN on Oct 25, '06