I haven't said it here, but I absolutely DESPISE chemistry and the jerk instructors that "teach" it. So I'm going to vent a second and then ask you all for your ideas on how to handle the whole situation!
We had lecture last week and on two different occasions, the prof couldn't answer the questions some of the students had b/c it wasn't in his notes! Now keep in mind, the questions we asked of this so - called PHD in chemistry, the ?s were in the back of our ELEMENTRY FUNDAMENTALS of chemistry book! He "would have to get back to us on that" What a damn joke! You mean that a PHD can't do this crap but WE have to? How much dang sense does that make? Anway....
I have had high school chem so I don't *need* this class. Although I'm sure that the LITTLE bit that I am learning, will come in handy for organic chemistry that I take next semester or in the summer.
Right now, I have to get a 69 on my test Thursday to conintinue passing. (This is a pass fail class only)
Normally, that wouldn't sound like it'd be too hard, but keep in mind that I have yet to pass an exam over 70% as a grade in chemistry! I can do 90's in A&P and Medical terminology
, but just can't seem to get a 75% on my tests in chem!
I have 3 options! Which one would you go with?
1. Keep plugging along and hope to high heaven that they pass me and I can get through this test and the comprehensive final. AND write a detailed letter to the chairman of chemistry and CC the dean of arts and sciences. And, Basically, taking a chance of an F showing up on my grades!
2. Take this next test and if I pass, then stay in. If I fail or come lower than a 69, drop it and pay the fees back to pell grant b/c I dropped below full time status?
3. Or get out now while I don't have any F's on my grades? And pay back close to 500 bucks.
I'm just so lost and so mad! I can't imagine that I just "can't" get this! I'm sick to my stomach that a so-called professor can't answer our questions, I'm mad that all our test questions are TRICKS and not testing our knowledge on the material, I could go on and on about this class and how unfairly it's structured! I think I might write a letter to the chairman and dean anyway, but how do I discuss this with them without sounding like a whiney teenager that just doesn't want to study? I literally have studied my butt off for a stupid pass/fail class!
I hope to God, I never ever come across these jerks in my career, I might have to give them an enema! :chuckle