Almost entire class failed Anatomy test!

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    Our marks have been posted online, but we haven't gotten tests back or had a class with that teacher until tomorrow but from everyone I've heard from, everyone failed or got in the low 50s. (50 is a pass). I got in the 60s which I was disappointed with.

    Is that crazy that EVERYONE did so poorly?? I had a 4.0 before this class. So did a couple other of my classmates.

    Has anyone else been in a situation like this? Is the teacher to blame if we are all doing this bad?
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    I hope that you mean 50/70 pts... and not 50%.

    How could 50% be a pass? I am at a Tech College and in order for our credits to transfer, we need an 80%.

    On our first lecture exam, the class average was 60%, and only 5 of us got above an 80%.
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    Welcome to nursing school. On our first day they told us "be prepared for your GPA to go down and the numbers on your scale to go up". True and true.

    Hang in there!
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    How can 50 be passing? 50%? In my pre-nursing courses you passed with a 70% or higher; in nursing, it's a 77% and higher to pass.
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    Quote from NJForte
    Welcome to nursing school. On our first day they told us "be prepared for your GPA to go down and the numbers on your scale to go up". True and true.

    Hang in there!
    Lmao, that's pretty damn funny (and true) I am having a much more difficult time getting to the gym between a newborn at home and studying (and work)
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    I would wait until you all get the tests back. You can see why you didn't do as well as you normally do.

    I can't answer your question without more info.
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    Not so unusual assuming that you and your classmates are coming from similar academic backgrounds and are probably used to study methods that were used to get GPAs in a similar range (to be accepted into the program). You'll adapt and get better as time goes on.

    IMO, it is actually a harder transition for younger students who have been victimized by the "no child left behind" movement in US education that began 10 years ago. At that point, schools began 'teaching to the test' to make sure that everyone passed the standardized tests. This narrowed the academic focus and pretty much eliminated efforts to instill creativity and critical thinking. As a result, those students are less prepared to deal with the nursing education process than previous generations. That's what happens when politicians dictate educational practices.

    Don't have any solutions - just an observation. <Sigh>.
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    Quote from Rosshole
    Lmao, that's pretty damn funny (and true) I am having a much more difficult time getting to the gym between a newborn at home and studying (and work)
    So true! I haven't been to the gym in months. I have two little ones at home too. So far my GPA is okay... but I haven't taken any of the harder sciences yet.


    I agree with waiting until you guys get the tests back and see where you went wrong. If it's the case of critical thinking needed to answer a question, then you know how to study different next time. If it's a case of things being on the test that simply even the theory behind it was never taught or in any of the assigned chapters... I would think that is a teacher problem.

    I'm currently waiting for my chem test back, because many of us are certain there were a few questions on it that were never part of lecture. I plan to refute those ones. One for 100% certainty as he just began teaching it in lecture after the test and a student called him out on it asking why it was on the test if we are just now learning about it.
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    I had a microbiology instructor that filled in from St. Norbert College at my tech. He didn't know a thing about the course he was teaching...he said it was known knowledge. He talked about the birds and bees in class. I was the only one that asked to watch another instructors lecture online...yes it was 3 extra hours a week to watch, but I am one of the 5 that passed the class. I paid to learn...and I did what I had to do to make sure I was getting the info i needed to have a chance to pass. If you think your instructor is not giving you the instruction and resources to learn effectively...I would talk to your nursing counselor before its too late into the semester.
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    It is not uncommon for students to perform poorly in A&P, reason being is that many students think that they just need to remember enough to pass the exam. Problem with this is that if you do not understand the basic concepts of A&P then you will not understand how the systems interact and work together, this is vital in order to understand how disease processes interfere with body systems and how the body is affected by and combats/manages disease. You will certainly be running blind when it comes to understanding pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics - essential for knowing WHY you are giving a certain drug to a patient and WHAT the drug does/can do to the body. I suggest you do a bit more reading, use youtube and revise your lecture notes.


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