[quote=daytonite;2434549]well, something is obviously not correct here. there was a 100% and a 92% on the exam, so the exam was not impossible to pass and with such high scores. you don't think they cheated, do you? these two people must have known the information too and were able to "think" out the correct answers. knowing the information, processing it and applying it to get to a correct answer choice are two very different things
. "thinking" your way to the correct answer is not the same as knowing the information "inside out". you can know all the information and still come up with an incorrect answer choice with critical thinking (application) type questions. that has to do with judgment
, as well as knowing the information inside out. a teacher can only do so much in teaching you facts and in how to use your judgment.
i suggest you review your incorrect answers carefully to see where you made your errors so you can correct your test taking strategy for the next test. also, there is a new sticky thread on the nursing student discussion forum called "looking for test taking strategies" that you should look at and check out the links on.
i do not know the two people who did so well, but there is a possibility, that they took the course before with the instructor. but as far as test taking strategies, i do not think it a problem for me. i passed two previous nursing courses with as. the 18 students who failed, most of them are a students from previous nursing courses. we passed the nln exams at the end of the last two semesters. i heard a few students from last semester went to the chairperson and complained about this instructor after so many a students failed an exam.
on this quiz, we had questions on ptsd, we did not even cover yet. it seemed to me, someone else put the quiz together, without knowing what areas the instructor focused on.
anyway, i hope to do better on the exam. i went to the instructor and politely asked whatelse i could do. she suggested, i continue to do the samething i am doing.