curlysue82. . .since you asked. . .yes, you are over reacting. you are going to have plenty of opportunities to write research papers in other classes. the difference in doing one for english comp is that the instructor is going to focus on the grammar
, organization and formatting. in other classes the actual content and references are going to get a good going over.
you ask, is it possible to get an a with an easy professor and c with a more rigid professor?
i don't know how long you've been in school, but maybe it's time to point something out that you haven't considered before. grading is almost 99.9% subjective (of or resulting from the feelings or temperament of the person, rather than the attributes of the object thought of; determined by and emphasizing the ideas, thoughts, feelings of the artist, writer or speaker). you will be told in the first days of nursing school that you need to be non-judgmental toward all patients. easy to say; hard to do sometimes because our minds have been filled with prejudices since the day we were born. teachers struggle with the same quest for objectivity and non-judgmentality. however, we are all human beings subject to all those prejudices we have been exposed to whether we want to acknowledge them or not. some people are better at recognizing and squelching them; some aren't. are you willing to play russian roulette for a grade? you can always open a book, access the internet, or attend a lecture and learn on your own. taking a class and getting a grade is something you absolutely have to do
in our social system to get the job and career you want. why make it more painful for yourself if you don't have to? believe me, i can tell you after 31 years as a nurse that whatever you didn't learn in a formal class you will
learn on your years at a job. and no classroom is ever going to prepare you anywhere close to 100% of what you are going to experience as a nurse on the job. i would say that probably more than 50% of your learning in nursing is going to occur after you are out of school and working at a nursing job.