Did your college experience suck as bad as THIS?! Tell me about it…

Can you relate?


collegeWell I’ve already told you that school was getting ready to start, and today it pseudo-began! I spent two hours in the campus library with a great friend of mine attempting to fill out comprehensive study guides from last semester. I’m not sure if you understand how bad that actually sucks, they total to be about 50 pages of material from just last semester and the test that they are for don’t take place until December of this year, and I don’t even have to start back full time until Tuesday the 20th!! While talking to my friend today she asked if I had started to browse the classes that we are in this semester, of course I told her “no” and then she commenced to tell me that for the first two months of

I apologize for the language.
I apologize for the language.

Immunohematology we have tests EVERY WEEK! Are you serious?! I miss middle school where you spent the first week learning how to use a locker and getting to know the class. When did school begin to suck this bad?

How many of you are in college? What courses are you studying, and does your college experience blow as much as mine? Feel free to leave your comments below so I know that I am not alone in this terrible world called “college life”.

-A

Medical Laboratory Science? Or Human Frogger?

What is Human Frogger? Human Frogger is the easy way out of school. It is best described as “playing in traffic”. To be more specific it is playing “Frogger” while blindfolded and ear plugged on Kellogg. This would end in a certain painful death, but at least it would be quick, unlike the slow, torturous and agonizing pain and suffering caused by being a Medical Laboratory Sciences student.

Why am I being so dramatic? Because this program is hard! For example, today in Clinical Hematology our instructor went through three powerpoints, all with no less than thirty slides each. Not too bad, except that last week we went through three with the same amount of slides; and when is the test over the material? Next Monday? Nope! It’s in TWO days!!!

So instead of studying and cramming, I am on here, trying not to just curl into a ball and wish I was dead. This is why a group of students have decided that “Frogger” is a great option. Not literally, but maybe the College of Education is better for me because “those who can’t do, teach! Those who can’t teach, teach GYM!” I love that quote from “School of Rock”. Anyways, wish me luck and I will keep this thing that no one reads informed.

I suppose that this blog will serve as a good tool for me to look back and see how far I have come in twenty years, since I doubt this will get read by anyone other than me.

Thanks,

-A

Test…Test…Test…

So…. today my classmates and I took our midterm, cumulative might I add, in our Clinical Hematology course. This course covers everything from how to draw blood to inclusions in red blood cells. Basically everything to do with blood and blood cells. THAT’S A LOT OF CRAP TO KNOW!!!! So basically, I am now in a very low state. I always say that though. I always say that I did poorly and end up doing somewhat okay. However I am sure that this time it will be different. I say all this though to say one thing. Why take tests?? Why test our knowledge? Why punish us for your inability to teach? Not saying that you are a bad teacher but did you learn everything you know, and are subsequently testing us over in an eight week period? Of course not! You learned it over a long and intense career.

I don’t think it it fair to give tests over knowledge that is mostly gained over experience. Oh well, such is life. Oh yeah, almost forgot!! I’m paying THOUSANDS to allow you to test me!

I think it’s time we turn the tables and test the teacher! See if they know there stuff or are expecting more out of us than they know themselves.

Oh well, rant over!
-A

Edit: I got a 78%. While it is low, I’m actually okay with it.