Remember the Patho instuctor with the bad reputation of being a major witch? Well, we just discovered where it came from. Now I bent over backward to give this woman a honest chance. And lord knows I've had some really nasty wretched people as instructors before........But this woman takes the cake. I was mildly POed that she had scheduled an exam for our first day of class in Jan after xmas break. Now mind you this is for a class we've not even actually had yet. If that's not bad enough, it's also pharmacology the hardest class to the whole program. She had told us during our final exam the assignment for the pharm would be posted the next day. We've been checking every day since looking for this darn assignment so we could get started on it. We've been on break since about the 5th of Dec. She just posted the chapters yesterday!! Guess how many chapters? I nearly fell out of my chair. 11 chapters!!!! Yep. We have to cover 11 chapters on our OWN and be ready to pass an exam on it the very first day of class. And we have 2 wks to do it in....with all the frimping holidays coming up! One of the students was brave enough to write the instructor a very tactful but thought out email. She mention how we expected to do the work as we were warned at finals, but wasn't 11 chapters a bit excessive to be doing all on our own without having even had one class? She also explained there are a couple of students who had planned to visit family out of state for the holidays. There are a couple of students who won't even be able to buy books until right before school starts up because they're not using FASFA and budgets are so tight. Not to mention that she waited 2 wks before posting the darn chapters so we could get started on it before the holidays came around. Instructor responded that she'd waited to post so we would have those 2 wks to spend with our families. what the heck?? The holidays are at the end of the month, not the beginning!! *snarl* And that if we took 2 hrs a day for the next 2 wks we should have no problem getting thru all the material. Ok, evidently she forgets she's going to give us an EXAM....this is not just a reading assignment. We have to know 11 chapters worth of material! Then this woman had the gall to say she had given up her time on vacation to put the material up for us. That was one whopping lie. She told us even before the final that she had all the files ready to post on the computer! She's been using the same material/lesson plans for several years. It has been a long time since I truly wanted to physically hurt someone. I can't sleep tonight because I'm so frimping livid. We could have working on this for 2 wks already....time enough to get notes done ect to study in between all the holiday stuff the last 2 wks. But thanks to her.......we've got to cram all this in right in the middle of the holidays. Witch with a capitol B is much too kind of a title for this woman. This was totally unnecessary. I pity the student who was brave enough to confront her via email. Her life for the next 2 quarters is not going to be pleasant. But right after graduation I'm marching into the Director of Nursing's office and giving her an ear full. Bad enough that we aren't really getting a break....but to pull this on top of it is just too d*mn much! Now gone is baking cookies with the grands tomorrow, and all the other activities of xmas. My nose will be buried in a book while I'm frantically writing note cards and trying to learn this stuff in time for that exam. Grrrrrrrrrrrrr.