Monday, March 16, 2009


No, I'm not ignoring you....I promise. I have two midterms this week and I'm a little behind in the studying department. I'm trying to play catch up

The pharmacology exam will go well. It always does because I'm actually interested in the material. Communications, on the other hand, is a joke. Here's how a typical class goes:

Each class ends with the "professor" assigning the weekly reading, which is generally the next chapter in the lamest textbook on Earth. The following week, we come in and immediately have the most micro-managed quiz I've ever experienced on the previous week's reading. Then, we spend the next THREE HOURS discussing exactly what we read and were just quizzed on. The "professor" has overheads (!!!) and all of her examples of the concepts come straight from the textbook. Zero imagination. And to top it all off, it's a communications class where we're supposed to learn the samurai ways of the competent communicator...and yet, more than half the people in the class can't speak passable English. It's a tough 3 hours, let me tell you.

I expect the midterm to be nothing more than textbook and vocab regurgitation into a blue book. Word vomit earns you points. Hope the "professor" can read my handwriting....

I'll be back after Thursday. Wish me luck!! =)

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