Quote from smf0903
^^^This...yes! It started in A&P, first semester of pre-reqs, sitting in the front row listening to students give their 1,001 excuses to the professor as to why they didn't get something done or needed an extension to take an exam
YES YES YES!!!!
These witches in the back row, who were applying nail polish all through the lecture, then when the instructor asked if anyone had any questions, they said, "Yeah, I don't understand."
Instructor: What don't you understand?
Witches: Any of it!
Instructor: You don't understand a single thing from the past two hours of lecture?
Instructor: Did you have trouble with anything in particular that you read in the assigned chapter?
Witches: I didn't read the book. You have to realize that we have jobs and families and lives outside of this class, you know!!!!
The poor instructor... she didn't know what to do with someone like that, and there was a whole row of them who sat through two hours of lecture and never uttered a word until the very end!
And the REST of us, who also had jobs and families and lives outside of the classroom, HAD read the chapter and followed along in class!
You had to pass the class with a minimum of 80% to get admitted into the nursing program.... guess who all ended up complaining to the dean when they didn't make the cut? The instructor opened up the grade book and showed that they hadn't passed ONE SINGLE EXAM all semester long -- the only reason they got Cs was because of homework credit -- and the dean made the instructor pass them all at 80%!!!!
Yep, I was a COB before I was even in the nursing program...