I'm not sure what to do here
I am taking A&P II this summer. The course is 8 weeks long. We having about 1 lecture test per week and 1 lab test per week. The problem is the instructor. I think she's a terrible lecturer. No one can follow her - she jumps all over the place from topic to topic and constantly waivers from the chapter objectives. She either gives us too much detailed information that we don't need to know or she completely "blows off" some of the material. She is a fairly new instructor the school and I don't think her background of Anatomy & Physiology is very strong. Our first exam is Monday and I'm starting to freak out. I'm completely afraid that her exam will look very different from my textbook or my lecture notes
My question is what do you do when you have an instructor that seems to be not as competent as you think she should be? Many my classmates feel the same way. She's a wonderful person, but I don't think she should be teaching A&P.
Jun 14, '02
I would definitely schedule an appt w/ this instructor by calling her office or even her home phone (many school lists instructors home phones in the cataloge). Explain your concerns and that you dont feel you have the information to do well on her exam. Be firm and polite-maybe write down what you want to say so you are very clear. Then write down what she says. Dont p*** her off tho-you want her on your side for now, right? If she is helpful, then great. If not, take the test and if you do poorly, march straight into her office and restate the problem! If she still isnt helpful, consider dropping the course or going above her head. Dont settle for a bad grade due to her inadequatecies as a teacher! I have found that the more in contact you are with your instructors and the school you attend, the more you are respected, the more you learn, and the better your grades are. Personally I dont settle for a mediocre education when I pay so much for it, and neither should you! You are a CONSUMER! You are paying this educator! You can always remind her of that!
Good luck to you,
Amy (wife to a teacher who puts up with a lot of crap, but is excellent in every way because of some of it)
Last edit by allthingsbright on Jun 14, '02