This was the worst week ever. And I'm not kidding! Thank God I skipped classes on monday (Tuesday was the city's holiday) or I think I would have gone mad!
On monday, Oct 12th, we had this seminar about Psychology in Health. My colleagues acted very childish and spend the entire class talking with each other and not paying attention to what the teacher was saying. I mean, c'mon, I was on the second row and I couldn't hear half of what he said. So, after break, the teacher spend 15 minutes asking them "Can I start my class?" but no one listened to him. Well, long story short: the man gave up and he abandoned the class, saying that we were terrible and we would complain about us.
So, do you want to know my opinion? I agreed with his decision. I know it's a pain in the ass to be on that room, sitting on those chairs for 4 entire hours, but, please, it started right in the beginning of the class. They really overreacted that time.
The problem was last monday, when the second seminar started with the teacher and the responsible for our course and the president of our college, who started complaining about us, saying that everybody already knew about our behaviour, and that we were desgracing the college's name (my opinion: pfffff... I tell you who's desgracing the college's name...) and that we would be punished for our actions.
First, they wanted to take five points from our result in the next Psychology exam. To everyone. Five points. I mean, I had a 14 in the last exam. Without those five points, I would have a 9. A F****** NINE!!!! Who the hell do they think they are?! But people started complaining it wasn't legal, and it wasn't fair to those who had been paying attention. So they gave up. Instead, the president (who's our Preventive Medicine teacher) decided that multiple choice exams were over in his class. Well, to me it didn't preoccupied me a lot, I prefer to write than to check little boxes (though I have no idea about my grades on those exams), but WHAT THE HELL?? It didn't happen on HIS class, why did he had to punish us on HIS exams? Then, it seems like he confirmed that the alteration on the last exam was because of this. I knew it...
Like you imagined, I almost fainted when I learned about all this when I returned back there on Tuesday night... --'
Then, on Wednesday, some colleagues managed to irritate the Preventive teacher again. Luckily, it seems like he's not planning to get revenge on all of us for what happened. When will people learn: they can kid around with some teacher, they need to behave decently with others?! Someday those teachers will lose their mind. And they will punish ALL the class!
On Thursday, I had my Pharmacology exam. Do you imagine the frustration: Wednesday's night I knew all the medication we needed to know, I knew for what they were used, I knew how they acted in the organism, I knew the effect they could have (good and bad), I knew how they were administrated, I knew practically everything. Still they managed to ruin my entire exam. It was like "Medication X can be administrated orally. True or false?" and I thought "Well, it's mainly inallated. How the hell am I supposed to remember if it can be taken orally or not?!". Or maybe everytime they used information not present in the book. Or possibly that time when they asked questions about stuff which only information we had was "There's not much known about these medications..."
So, I mean, I know we need to know these things. But, c'mon, how do you think doctors know all of these things? EXPERIENCE, people! They work for years around this and that's why everything becomes so normal for them! You know, I think it's very good that we can remember the general rules every exam. We have two weeks for study, TWO. And it's a lot of information. And we have two other classes at the same time. It's not easy, you know. We're not machines. But people don't understand. They don't know what it's like to have only two weeks to know all these details. So they keep calling us "fool", "lazy", "overreacted" and stuff. Maybe someday, when I'll end up at a mental institution, they'll say: "Oh, maybe she was right when she mentioned all those problems..."
At least he other two exams weren't as bad. The Preventive teacher, in the end, made a very decent exam. The Psychology one had a few nasty questions, but maybe they're not enough to fail me. The worst part is that I always thought I could have a great grade at this class, and it probably ain't gonna happen. Oh, life goes on...
I'm now taking my weekend off and it's tasting sooooo good. Tod bad it's almost gone by now. I'm now trying to prepare myself for next week, which won't be better than the last. Actually, I think it will be even worse. I just hope I won't feel too desperate when I realize I won't have enough time to study all the things needed for next exams. At least, I try to hear my older colleagues: "Don't worry, by Christmas you'll all be able to relax... a little." XD
I'm sorry for the huge post, but I really need to put all those things in the paper (?) once I can't talk to anybody (except my college colleagues), because no one understands what's going on in there.
I think I'm going now. Have a wonderful week and try to be happy. :)
Kisses and huggles to all of you,