I am in the forth semester of my 5 semester BSN program. Nursing school has not been easy, but I have done well at it- maybe even excelled in some areas. This semester we have community health, research and med surge II. I have a 3.71 gpa in the program. Research class might just change all of that. I am not a great writer but I have passed many english courses just fine. I just feel like we haven't been introduced to this level of writing/understanding yet, and they are throwing us into it expecting that we know so much more than we do! We are expected to write a full research proposal and lit review by the end of 16 weeks when half of us didn't even know what that is! I don't know if I just need to whine a little but I am extremely frustrated- as is most of our class. Our teacher has her doctorate and teaches so far above our heads it's crazy. I honestly haven't ever felt so discouraged and confused. Any tips on how to make it through this course without failing are welcome!!