Our anatomy and physiology professor has been trying out a new cirriculum on us this quarter. I don't know whether this was his idea, or someone higher up. The old way was to take it 1 or 2 chapters at a time. Which could be a challenge depending on what the chapters were about. The "new" way is to first learn all of the anotomy (body parts) of all the chapters he is to do during the quarter. This is about 7 or so. THEN do all the physiology (how they function ect) for those chapters. I'm still trying to figure out why on earth they thought this was a good idea. ugh But this "experiment" has been a huge flop. Most of the class are just ever so barely passing, many very good students are failing. Not for lack of studying or trying either. I'm doing ok, but I just had Biology last year, and also had all this in nursing way back when. I'm lucky cuz for me it's mostly refreshing the memory with some new more detailed stuff added in. For others, aw heck, they're just drowning. When you're doing up to 7 chapters at once it is just too much material to absorb with any real understanding of it. Especially when you get into the nitty gritty about how nerves send impulses, muscles contract, and the electrical system of the heart and so on. We had an exam today. Almost everyone flunked it. I spent at least 7 hours studying my arse off. KNEW the material, and was majorly ticked when I got a 79 percent. (I have got to stop making stupid mistakes) Then I was floored when the professor anounced that I had the highest score in the whole class! WTF? Can't he see there is something really wrong with that?? And it's been like this every single test. (thank God this is my only bad one) I wonder how many will stick it out for the final. We've already lost at least ten via dropping the class. It's awful to watch good students gpa's drop because some idiot somewhere had a not so brilliant idea. We have another exam thursday, another on tuesday, yet another next thursday, and somehow on top of all of that we have to study for other class finals as well as his. Oh, and I also have my nursing entrance exam in the middle of that too. I may be ripping out my hair by the end of the next 2 weeks. If you don't see much of me, it's cuz I've got my nose crammed in a book. It stinks to be the guinea pig! Ok. Vent over.