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Thanks alot for your input. I don't think I am going to let my husband read this post. He is a little scared of the sciences and I don't want to discourage him. Hopefully I can help him out a bit because I already made it clear to him that I am not doing his work for him :angryfire I have my own work to deal with. I will just tell him to don't procrastinate. Did you have to write lab reports and if you did, did Prof. Simmons at least tell you in what format? I really do not like professors that are not helpful at all. I wanted my husband to have a different and better experience than I did. I took A &P I and II at the community college where we live and I swear we all taught ourselves. My professor knew nothing really and she was reading the book in lecture class right along with us. She did not know the answers to questions students asked her and our labs were a joke. We rarely did any labs. To tell you the truth I know Anatomy more than the Physiology so that is why I need to learn this stuff all over with my husband because I can tell you, I did not get my money's worth in those two classes.
The lab reports that we had to do were the questions directly from the lab book (almost like a study guide), and then we had to re-write the entire thing (questions AND our answers) in WORD, the cut and paste into the form on the Bulletin Board/School site and submit to him. There were no papers to write (for our class at least. It was only 6 weeks, w/ a test every 3 days, so no time at all) or reports to do, but we did have homework in the form of answering questions from the text (unit-type questions). Same deal, write in WORD then cut-n-paste and submit.
Honestly, he wasn't around enough on the boards to know if he WAS knowledgeable, or just a warm body to supervise that we did our work. Our homework and labs were never sent back as the syllabus stated, but we would look at our grade sheets to see what our grades were. Mine were always the highest score (a "20" I think), but as the class drew to a close, I got lazy and didn't answer all the questions completely (the text didn't answer 1/2 of the lab book questions needed, so I had to Google a lot!), but still got a 20. I think at the end I could have submitted a chapter from a Stephen King novel and he wouldn't have noticed.
I hope he's improved. Yes, I feel the ENTIRE thing was self-study. Like I said, he couldn't answer one question I had on the endrocrine system. And he has a doctorate in this stuff????
Good luck to your husband. Just make sure he spends a LOT of time with it. The tests are pretty straightforward, and you get like 2 min/question, but there is only 25-30 questions, so they count for a lot.
Is his a 6-week course also, or a full-semester one?