Can a teacher do this? - page 8

Ok so I had a midterm yesterday. I have been studying for a little over two weeks straight for this example. I would go over the material she has posted online (she likes to do everything on power... Read More

  1. Visit  calinursestudent818 profile page
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    It happens and sadly there really isn't much you can do about it but just do your best to work through it. In college (nursing will be my second degree), I had teachers who broke everything down great in lecture and 98% of what they talked about in class was on the test. Then I had a couple teachers who were like yours and I struggled getting through class and passing because it seemed like hardly anything they talked about in class was ever on the test. Hang in there, maybe talk to your professor and ask her if there are any resources or other areas in your text she suggest you study more to give you a better grasp on what might be on the tests.
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  3. Visit  itsnowornever profile page
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    Quote from Dezy
    Ok seriouslythisisgetting annoying I dont know why people are not reading what I'm saying. All I'm wanting is for my teacher to notify us the things we need to know for the test.I'm not asking for the teacher to teach me every single thing. I'm not asking for someone to hold my hand. I'm not whining about the work.I WANT TO BE ALERTED ON WHAT I WILL BE TESTED ON.And if I'm still not making myself clear, an e.g. Class, for the test you must review and understand in sequence the blood flow of the heart, where it goes, and how it's transported.I hope this makes sense.
    Makes a ton of sense, but then nursing school would be 10 years in length. Quit complaining. You must know it all to pass your exit, you must know it all to pass NCLEX, you must know it all to be a competent nurse. Get over it.
  4. Visit  cannolis profile page
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    Quote from itsnowornever

    Makes a ton of sense, but then nursing school would be 10 years in length. Quit complaining. You must know it all to pass your exit, you must know it all to pass NCLEX, you must know it all to be a competent nurse. Get over it.
    ^ This is what I was talking about before somewhere in the middle of this thread. Lol.
  5. Visit  BuckyBadgerRN profile page
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    Yup, time to walk away. The OP is only interested in hearing that she's right, the teacher's wrong, the teacher has to tell them WHAT exactly to study or else that's not fair and its not what she's paying for. OP accuses many of the responders that that aren't understanding what she's saying when it clearly goes both ways.

    Quote from loriangel14
    That's what you aren't getting. We HAVE gone through this.We have figured out that the there is too much info for the the teacher to cover everything in class and we had to be responsible for the rest ourselves.Everything in the book is fair game.Can a teacher use any of it on a test? Yes.
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  6. Visit  BuckyBadgerRN profile page
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    OK, seriously. It is CLEAR that your instructor is not going to do this. S/he expects you to study it all, as ANY of it could show up on an exam. You've been told this over and over by nurses who HAVE been there, you keep regurgitating the same thing "I want to be told WHAT to study", we've told you "study it ALL". Time to grow up

    Quote from Dezy
    Ok seriouslythisisgetting annoying I dont know why people are not reading what I'm saying. All I'm wanting is for my teacher to notify us the things we need to know for the test.I'm not asking for the teacher to teach me every single thing. I'm not asking for someone to hold my hand. I'm not whining about the work.I WANT TO BE ALERTED ON WHAT I WILL BE TESTED ON.And if I'm still not making myself clear, an e.g. Class, for the test you must review and understand in sequence the blood flow of the heart, where it goes, and how it's transported.I hope this makes sense.
  7. Visit  cannolis profile page
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    Quote from ColleenRN2B
    OK, seriously. It is CLEAR that your instructor is not going to do this. S/he expects you to study it all, as ANY of it could show up on an exam. You've been told this over and over by nurses who HAVE been there, you keep regurgitating the same thing "I want to be told WHAT to study", we've told you "study it ALL". Time to grow up
    ^This too. What's with all the down talking, doc? Lol. The OP is 27, not 19. She's clearly frustrated because the professor has class discussions on things that aren't even going to be on the test, leaving the student feeling ”disorganized” and ”lost.” We get it, ”study it all” but for that the student might as well should have taken an online course instead of wasting time popping in a classroom twice a week!
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  8. Visit  FDW630 profile page
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    Quote from Dezy
    Ok seriouslythisisgetting annoying I dont know why people are not reading what I'm saying. All I'm wanting is for my teacher to notify us the things we need to know for the test.I'm not asking for the teacher to teach me every single thing. I'm not asking for someone to hold my hand. I'm not whining about the work.I WANT TO BE ALERTED ON WHAT I WILL BE TESTED ON.And if I'm still not making myself clear, an e.g. Class, for the test you must review and understand in sequence the blood flow of the heart, where it goes, and how it's transported.I hope this makes sense.
    NOT going to happen. Everyone here knows exactly what you are asking, and we are telling you that you are seriously out of luck. THat is not how it works anywhere. You can "seriouslythisisunfair" all over the internet, all day, and at the end of the day nothing will change. You are given a syllabus at the beginning of your class. THAT is your study guide. Doesn't matter if you think you should be given exactly what is on a test...that is not how it works. You are responsible for being familiar with EVERYTHING that your syllabus covers. Your professor touches on high points and helps clear up anything that you don't understand from reading on your own...but it is your job to learn the material, using whatever resources you have available. Welcome to college. Your teacher is not the worst, and you are not the only class in this position. Everyone on this board is. And we all survive. Time to stop complaining and bust your butt to do what needs to be done.
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  9. Visit  Stephalump profile page
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    Quote from Dezy
    Ok seriouslythisisgetting annoying I dont know why people are not reading what I'm saying. All I'm wanting is for my teacher to notify us the things we need to know for the test.I'm not asking for the teacher to teach me every single thing. I'm not asking for someone to hold my hand. I'm not whining about the work.I WANT TO BE ALERTED ON WHAT I WILL BE TESTED ON.And if I'm still not making myself clear, an e.g. Class, for the test you must review and understand in sequence the blood flow of the heart, where it goes, and how it's transported.I hope this makes sense.
    Haha! I have 38 other nursing classmates who would LOVE that as well. Keep dreaming. Every time they do a kindness and tell us "Know this for the test" we practically throw a parade in the hallways. You may "think" a proper education includes certain teaching styles, but reality disagrees with you.
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  10. Visit  rubato profile page
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    My biggest problem with a lot (not all) of the younger generation: teaching for the test.

    Ridiculous.

    I was trying to be helpful with my earlier advice. Your instructor is not going to guide you to what will be on the test. That's pretty much the end of it. Get over it. Sorry. If they did, everyone would get a 100% and where's the fun in that?
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  11. Visit  x_factor profile page
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    Quote from Dezy
    Ok seriouslythisisgetting annoying I dont know why people are not reading what I'm saying. All I'm wanting is for my teacher to notify us the things we need to know for the test.I'm not asking for the teacher to teach me every single thing. I'm not asking for someone to hold my hand. I'm not whining about the work.I WANT TO BE ALERTED ON WHAT I WILL BE TESTED ON.And if I'm still not making myself clear, an e.g. Class, for the test you must review and understand in sequence the blood flow of the heart, where it goes, and how it's transported.I hope this makes sense.
    Haha! Yeah, maybe in a perfect world. Even in my pre-req classes the teacher doesn't tell us what's on the test. We get told, "Exam is next Friday. Chapters 1-6. Good luck."

    This is college, not highschool. You are responsible for your education. Take some initiative and read your book.
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  12. Visit  psu_213 profile page
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    OK, so I am clearly late to this discussion but here it goes...

    Suppose your instructor tells you exactly what is going to be on the test...a question from paragraph 2 on page 40, a question from the chart on page 51, etc....

    So most of the class does really, really well on the test--on every test. Everyone passes the program with flying colors.

    Now comes the NCLEX. Everyone has studied exactly what the instructor said was on the tests. Very little reading/studying of other material--why waste the time reviewing this stuff? Of your questions on the NCLEX, 5% comes from the material your instructor had on the tests in school. Now will it also be your instructors' fault for not preparing you for the NCLEX?

    Nursing school covers a encyclopedic amount of information in a relatively short time. There is no way every single morsel of information will be covered in nursing school lectures. Well, it's all fair game for the NCLEX, and students need to become familiar with the idea that there is not going to be a point by point review of exactly what is going to be on each exam.
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  13. Visit  nguyency77 profile page
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    Quote from gummi bear
    however, crappy teachers do exist.
    And that's what separates success from failure-- knowing that your teacher sucks, but doing something about it. We have so many resources (Internet, Youtube, scientific databases) that older, experienced nurses DID NOT have when they were in school. It's ironic to me that the more resources exist, the more likely that people won't actually use them.

    There are instructors who don't care how much you paid to take their class. I know from experience (anatomy professor, chem professor, health psychology professor) faculty are at the college just to do research, and some of them also teach for **** and giggles. We can't demand a time refund, so may as well make the most of it... Productivity is the key.

    @Dezy-- If you need help with A&P, feel free to message me. I'd be willing to help you with whatever I can.
    Last edit by Esme12 on Nov 29, '12 : Reason: TOS/profanity
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  14. Visit  FormerLawyer profile page
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    You know everything the teacher covered in class? That's just the base for what you need to know. You also need to know all of the stuff in the books. The professors cannot teach the books again, they don't have the time. I'm sorry it was rough for you and the class, and I understand being upset.


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