Homework before school even starts - page 2

:eek: What to my wondering eyes should appear in my mailbox today? A package from school with homework and a test. I nearly fell over. I don't start til Sept 2 and they sent me homework. I... Read More

  1. by   lvn2004
    When I went to my orientation the instructors gave us a list of some reading assignments that will be given out the first week of school. It's optional to read them ahead of time but highly advisable so you have an edge up on things. I've started doing my math work and will start the reading assignments when I get the rest of my books, this weekend.
  2. by   Jennerizer
    We were given a 4 page list of all chapters & books to read for 2nd semester. I'm focusing on reading the first few chapters...there is no way I'd remember all the rest anyways.
  3. by   maire
    I have mucho reading to do before September 3rd, and my book hasn't gotten here yet. So much for ordering from ecampus.
  4. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    We were given homework assignments for the summer. Luckily we received them the last day of school so we've had a ton of time to get them completed.
  5. by   leslieRN2B
    Didn't get any home work prior to starting the program but now it is common to have reading assignments during our short breaks between semesters. As a matter of fact, our first day of class for this semester was supposed to be on a Monday, but while taking our last final last semester it was announced that we were to be in class on the Thursday before the Monday and have read x number of chapters.
  6. by   Skeletor
    I would say that the majority of our professors in general realize students cannot retain those countless numbers of chapters given as reading assignments. But it seems necessary to get a grasp on basic nursing knowledge before we start our first week's lab and lecture so we aren't shocked when we begin our respective nursing schools.

    Also, it's one way nurse educators have to weed out those who aren't serious students. Many will quit the very first day of class, some even before due to the seemingly overwhelming volume of work required of us.

    Nonetheless, I wish everyone well in their studies.
  7. by   rnmomtobe2010
    Good Googly Moogly!!! My head is spinning reading this!!! Good Luck ti all of you!!!!
  8. by   rnmomtobe2010
    Good Googly Moogly!!! My head is spinning reading this!!! Good Luck to all of you!!!! If this post comes up more that once, ignore it!!! My computer is crazy.
  9. by   Natkat
    Yes, we get homework assignments before the start of every semester.

    It's a good thing, really. There is so much information to cover that having to read chapters before the start of class gives you the jump on things. That way when you go to lecture for the first time you are prepared for the topic.

    Trust me.....there is no way you can possibly read everything. Having the luxury to read some chapters now before you start clinicals, going to lab, writing papers, doing care plans will be a big help.
  10. by   Natkat
    Quote from rnmomtobe2010
    Good Googly Moogly!!!
    Was that lifted from Frank Zappa?
  11. by   *Blessed2BaNRS*
    I had orientation today and found out that between today and Monday when classes start, we have 30 chapters to read.
  12. by   samclaug

    Good Luck on your reading!!!
    I have a little to do but not that much. And I intend on living it up this weekend since I will be chained to books the next two years!!!:roll
  13. by   *Blessed2BaNRS*
    Hey Sam,

    I need all the prayers, and help that I can get! Unfortunately, I won't be able to live it up this last weekend, cuz I HAVE TOO MUCH READING TO DO!!! But, I will be thinking about you and all the others who will get to have a last blast!!!

    Have fun~