Quote from decembergrad2011
What kind of test questions are they? If there is no way to reference the correct answers to the book, and your instructor is providing no lecture notes to supplement, it's horribly unfair for her to expect her students to read her mind and know what she's looking for on exams.
The test questions are from "left field." To the point that I don't know what is being asked...and all of the "key words" in the question(s) are not mentioned in the textbook AT ALL. I feel that she is being unfair by testing what ISN'T taught, by not giving me any pointers or suggestions on how to improve on my weak areas, and for being downright unhelpful.... but such is life~unfair.
It also doesn't help that you just get a percentage when the test is completed. No review of what you missed- no corrections. I absolutely HATE that (I know that the NCLEX is like that guys
and that I won't be given the correct answers if I fail etc.) But, in prior classes I have been able to reason my answer to the instructor and sometimes, not always, but sometimes they would accept/agree with me and change my grade. Other times, quite often actually, I have found errors in the computerized testing (grading) system and have been thanked by the instructor because it doesn't just change my test grade- it changes everyone's that got the question "wrong." The student's grade reflects on the teacher as well~ if 1/2 the class is failing you have no choice but to look at who's teaching them too.
I have done 4 assignments so far, that required my "interpretation" of certain pieces of art, and i scored 100% on all 4. It is the multiple choice open book/resource tests that are killing me.
I have already begun reading through my 1st semester nursing textbooks (NCLEX review too) and I "get it" ~ definitely have not mastered the material, but I understand the questions, how to reason them and how to eliminate answers.
I hate to just "give up" on a course like this though- so I am going to keep trying until it's do/die time and make a logical decision then; whether to stick with it or take the W.
~~~Thanks again to everyone here for your insight!!