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I need some advice on how to handle a situation. I am taking A&P 2. Currently getting a good grade. The issue is that on my last exam, I missed a couple that I feel were out of line. One of the questions involved something that was not covered, but similar to what he did cover. It wasn't exactly (as the meaning being conveyed in the notes) as covered, so it threw me off. I got it wrong, now I feel worried on the next test, what if the professor tries to do it again. Even 2 points helps in this class.
I feel like I can't trust this professor on the next exam. This bothers me. I read the notes, and the book, this concept was covered but the wording was switched to completely change the concept and meaning. I already have a bad relationship with this professor, for early semester woes. For the most part, everything has been professional since, but just not to 100% normal.
Should I express my concern?
No, you shouldn't express your concern to your professor. This wasn't the case of you finding a factual error on the test but you just not liking the wording of the question. You should focus more on learning the concepts down cold. My professor does this as well. He is checking to make sure that you have a deeper understanding of the material than just regurgitating his notes back to him. It may seem like a giant game of semantics but the human body is very finicky in that one tiny change can throw things out of wack.
Stop focusing on the professor and your perceived slights and use that time to learn, understand and apply the concepts.
You are taking this entirely to personally. Trusting
your professor on an exam? I think that is a little dramatic. Outside of factual errors, trust has little to do with you taking an exam. Take emotion out of the equation when you are taking your test.
If 2 points will make or break you, you don't currently have a good grade. If you missed a couple of questions (as in 2) because you felt that they were out of line, did you miss questions that you felt were 'in line'? If so, why did you miss those questions? If you would have gotten those 'in line' questions right then the 2 'out of line' questions that you got wrong wouldn't matter. If you didn't miss the 'in line' questions, are you simply upset that you didn't get a 100%?
Looking back at your past post
you don't want a 'B' in AP 2 but you earned an 'A' in AP I based on a curve. What I take from that is that you actually earned a 'B' in AP I (maybe even a high 'B') and were given an 'A' based on the performance of the class as a whole. Grade curves are actually a disadvantage to the student because they give the student a false sense of security on their grasp of the material presented in the class. They do not allow the student to realize the changes that need to be made in order to meet the criteria for the grade the student was originally aiming for.
If you wanted to earn an 'A' in AP II did you change your study habits from AP I when you were only earning a 'B'? You have posted the same problem with this professor since the first exam. Did you take the advice of the people who answered your previous questions? They are actually very helpful responses across your previous posts.
I sound harsh but this is the reality of the situation: it is very, very, very likely that your professor will have these types of questions on your next exam. The professor has been pretty consistent in his exam format since the beginning of the term, what have you done to adapt?
I took the same professor for AP I and AP II on purpose even though I only got a 3.3/B+ in AP I (which I was very proud of by the way). People thought I was crazy when there are 'easier' professors at my school. I switched from trying to memorize his notes word by word to actually learning the overall concepts/patterns of the system to the point that I am able to apply the concept and work my way through a tough question. I do get tripped on the trickier questions and get them wrong sometimes, it happens. But a handful of incorrects on 'out of line' questions would not make or break my grade because I am not also missing simpler questions.