Okay, now I know most of you will laugh at this, but I am really irritated. I need to just forget and move on, maybe I will after I post this.
I am currently taking a 1 credit hour Med Term class. Yes, remember 1 credit hour. Now, I did not expect to just walk and and have it be a breeze, but I did not expect it to be like my instructor is making it. I am also taking A&P and Nutrition. I took this med term with A&P so I could get it over with and not have it be too heavy of a load with A&P.
Two weeks ago, we had our first class. Our teacher assigned us 3 chapters and said we would have a quiz when we returned. We did not go over the book at all, she just said make flashcards and study our notes. Well, I did make about 100 flashcards. I knew my suffix's front and back. I did my worksheets and studied my chapter. I went in feeling confident that I would do well.
She passes out the quiz and it is all fill in the blank with no word root to accompany the suffix meaning. All she puts on it is the question (abnormal condition of gallstones) Now, I knew the abnormal condition part, because I studied the suffixes. The suffixes were all we had to fill in on our worksheets. Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined her asking the word roots too!
I feel like because it is a 1 hour class, she knows people are going into it feeling like it won't be that bad so she is making it 10 times worse just to prove them wrong.
I know it is just a quiz and now I know what to expect, but it still makes me so mad knowing I am going to have to put up with all of this crap and make it through. Plus, if I don't get a good grade I feel like the nursing director will wonder what is up with me if I can't get an A out of a 1 credit hour class.
Sorry this is so long guys....
I am done ranting.
Jan 27, '03
Originally posted by katscan
I guess I don't get it-why would you only learn the suffix of a word and not know the offical word?You need to know the term for the abnormal condition of gallstones-you will never in real life be asked for just the suffix of the work that means "the abnormal condition of gallstones." Example-hypothermia. You would never refer to this term on the floor as hypo, when describing a patient with a very lowered bodytemp etc.
If you look at just about any med terms book or CD-rom learning program, you find that things are broken down into sections like prefixes, suffixes, root words, words that describe color, or body systems, etc. It is helpful to learn it this way. It is true that you won't refer to something on the floor as being just hypo, but when you start off learning something you can't just learn it all at once. As you go along, and you come across a term you're not familiar with, knowing what hypo- means can help you figure out the term. If you know that hypo- means "low" than it won't be hard later as you start learning the root words to know what hypodermic, hypotensive, hypoglycemic, etc mean.
Sorry your test was so badly set up, Jenny. Sounds like something I would definitely ask the instructor about so you'll know if she just operates that way and you should expect more problems like that in the future, or maybe if she just had a brain fart on this one day.
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Last edit by louloubell1 on Jan 27, '03