I understand the inclination for certain schools or programs to "test" the student in terms of their affinity for new concepts and adaptation, but I can't understand not supporting their student body.
Basically, we were just tested on the first several chapters of fundamentals of nursing where they introduce the student to the ideas of critical thinking, application, the nursing process, diagnosis, etc. But this was the 3rd semester exam. The first test covered chapters 17, 21, 22, 23 and 34. I can't help but wonder if I might have done better on the first two exams had they started in the more linear, logical fashion of introducing students to concepts they'd use throughout school and work first and not backwards.
If first semester or the first two semesters are "weed out" semesters, it's done through the difficulty of the program and the academic prowess of the student (or lack thereof).
Depending on the degree of difficulty, community college or university, I realize the approach may be different but this doesn't make any sense.
A friend of mine also in 1st semester in a different school, said they conformed to this more natural progression of doing introductory chapters first, so I know it's done.
It seems like trickery or like they're trying to "get" me.