Thursday, March 1, 2012

3-1

Our quizzes from Monday have been graded however individual grades have not yet been released.  However, the average for the quiz was a 23/40 which is a whopping 57.5%.  So, knowing that, I'm not so sure I want to see my grade!  There is going to be a LOT of upset people after that!

Two days ago (Tuesday) our class found out that our histology lab exam which takes place on Monday is no longer going to be multiple choice  like it always has been but is now going to be short answer.  You want to talk about ruffling some feathers, boy oh boy, the reaction of many of the class members was less than joyful.  While I am not excited about it, I am just going with the flow.  There's is nothing I can do to change it, so why complain, whine, post things on facebook like how we should protest and refuse to take the exam, etc.  It will definitely require more studying than I normally put in for the histology lab exam but so be it. 

Wednesday morning our class was severely reprimanded for ten straight minutes by the doctor who is the coordinator for this quarter's classes and grades for the unprofessional behavior exhibited when we had a doctor from the community come lecture us on animal behavioral classes.  She also discussed the histo lab exam which was still quite fresh in many people's minds.  Needless to say, between the reprimandation and the reminder of the histo lab exam change, yesterday had everyone in not the best moods. 

Finally, on a more positive note, today was our comparative anatomy final lab exam.  Our multiple choice was take home while the lab exam part was this afternoon.  My first station asked a question concerning the movie, "Jaw" which I had never seen before.  I was like, uh oh, this is not a good way to start an exam!  Well, as I moved from station to station and found numerous questions like that interspersed amongst actual legitimate questions I figured out that this exam was probably not that serious.  Sure enought, after the exam they had us clean up the stations while they graded the papers.  Then, one of the instructors came out and said, "The good news is everyone passed (they did not grade the papers) and the better news is we (him and the other two instructors) made food associated with exotic animals (turtle cake, goldfish, chocolate covered marshmallow eggs, etc) and now we're gonna have a party!  What a nice surprise!  Now that class is over so I will gain three hours of studying time on Thursday afternoons which will be very nice.

This weekend will consist of mostly studying as we have our week of exams next week.  Yippee!!!

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