My friend W made my morning by saying that the last biochem class was today. Biochem is the only class I have on Friday, so if that's done, I have a free Friday! I could go home Thursday, but the train wouldn't take me home until midnight, if I left at 8 PM. I'll decide on that later.
So, as expected of a last class, you'd think there would be people who don't show up, right? The powerpoint lecture we were looking at wasn't going to be uploaded on the course website, I guess, 'cause a girl asked the professor if he'd put it online. He then asked if we wanted to, because he planned not to so people who attended class would be at an advantage.
I think even after all that, the class seemed like they still wanted him to put it up, but then the TA (Who I believe, from her overseeing my testing section and her mannerism when I talk to her, is a real bitch) spoke, saying "If I were you guys I wouldn't want it uploaded so everyone here would have an advantage."
This is where I kind of got pissed. Seriously, what the heck? Okay, I attended class, but this powerpoint wasn't THAT beneficial for people who didn't go. It was somewhat helpful, and I'm pretty sure the rest of us would like the powerpoint slide enough to give the class skippers a lucky break in having access as well. It would be something nice to study from, but it's not like it gave away answers. Needless to say, I truly believe that even if the powerpoint WASN'T available for that sole purpose, it's not going to give everyone a significant advantage. I sure as hell know I am SCREWED for this exam either way.
This is not the kind of one-up advantage I look for at all. I don't think it's fair, and the way this is enforced is too wishy-washy. While I can see what kind of benefits they are trying to provide for the dutiful student who attends class, this class is already too difficult that even this advantage is going to do jack squat to me, my friend, and I'm pretty sure most everyone else.
The kind of ADVANTAGE that would work is if he was offering practice tests. I remember when I signed up for the practice MCAT a few months back. THAT is the kind of advantage I find reasonable, because I took the initiative to sign up and take the test because I was interested in finding out how the test worked. Some people who signed up slept in that morning. In that case, it's their loss-- the test is still going to go on without them. Here, people attended class, and still want the powerpoint uploaded. I think royally screwing some people over is the last thing on our minds when our biggest concern is scoring a high grade on the final.
Circling back to the initial question, it looked like the majority of class showed up today anyway. What's the point of leaving others in the dust when there's a red streetlight just up ahead?
My Animal Behavior class is having its final tomorrow. I have no idea how to study from this, because judging from the last two exams I took that didn't end so hot, no high level of critical thinking is going to help me, even though the professor said the class was designed for that. All the multiple choice questions really blow, but not as much as the true/false portion. You have to put a reason why a question is false if you think it's false. On a level where this allows the only "free response" and is what I think the ONLY critical thinking portion of the class, even if you have a good reason and basis for why you think a statement was false, (be it too strong, too general, etc.), if the answer key says true than your argument basically got you no points.
I am very unhappy with this class, and it's not because I'm not an avid animal lover. This class will disappoint animal enthusiasts. I really don't recommend it if you attend the same university I do...
Speaking of which, I drew this when I thought about that class.
Sometimes I feel cool because my posture looks all relaxed when I'm sitting in class, but then I probably look really stupid in actuality! I hate those moments in class where I'm really tired and I just want to close my eyes for a bit, but then because I sit at the very front, I wonder if the professor thinks I've fallen asleep when I'm still listening to every word he or she says!
Should I go ahead and share this too, since I'm at it?
I wasn't going to post so soon again, but I thought I'd update again with my life for those who care. I mean, I'm interested in people's lives, so.. Maybe someone must feel the same for me? Hahah.