Apparently I came this
close to getting a really difficult (read: mean) Chemistry teacher. Winter quarter's classes started last Monday, and Sunday night I decided to change my schedule around because one of my classes was not going to meet a prerequisite. I had to change both classes because changing one of them interfered with the other. So here I am the night before classes started, changing my schedule.
Well, I'm so glad I did! I found out in my Chem 105 class that the instructor I was going to take for Chem 105 (at a different campus) is the teacher from hell. I had already seen on www.rateyourprofessors.com
that she was difficult, but I figured I could deal with that. Now after talking with one of her former students, I'm so glad I switched! She said she yells at the students, she berates them for asking questions, and she blamed the class for getting behind last term. This former student switched to another campus because even though she got a B in Chem 104 last term, she did not want to deal with that teacher ever again.
You have to wonder why these instructors keep their jobs? She's part-time, it's not like a tenured faculty position.
Anyway, good luck with your class, and hopefully your A&P teacher isn't as bad as you've heard. It might be sour grapes from students who didn't do well. Everybody hated the prof I had for A&P 1 and 2, and I didn't much care for him either but I figured out how to follow his logic and got an A in both classes. But for A&P 3 (we are on the quarter system, so we have 3 terms, not 2 semesters of A&P), I grabbed the opportunity to take it from a different teacher and I'm SOOOO glad I did. He was great, SO much better and easier to understand.