I'm currently attending a community college where A&P I is the pre-req to apply to the nursing program, and only the top 2% will be accepted. On the first day of class, the professor announced that a third of us must fail and 90% will fail the first exam. The exam is on next Tuesday, but I've been slightly losing my mind since I began this class. I haven't been able to sleep or leave the house except to go to classes. I keep rereading, using flash cards and coloring books, but it feels like it just goes in to go back out again.
For anyone who has taken this class or has been tested, have you felt similar? Does it seem like you remember nothing, but will come to mind during the exam? Do professors always say those things to scare away the less serious individuals?
I have never felt so anxious or pressured in my life to do well. I just need to know that others feel the same.
Feb 13, '13
I agree that A/P is intense, though saying deflating, unmotivating comments can only add to the number of students that may score low or fail. My professors were great (intense though very motivating) and I agree there were probably 50 students in the beginning and maybe 30 at the end. I don't think many failed though. In contrast, my Chemistry course (another awesome instructor) had about 50 students to start and only a dozen at the end. You have to put the time in to score well in these courses... those that don't will score poorly. Overall, do your homework on your professors before registering for their courses - ratemyprofessor.com is an awesome website. My GPA is important to me, and receiving feedback from other students about their courses/professor recommendations and performing internet searches on professors has been helpful in choosing my classes - working hard is not an issue for me. I want to be challenge though also want to have a fun time (and be motivated/encouraged).
Last edit by yedwards42 on Feb 13, '13
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