You told me to email you back in about a week, but I wanted to get my midterms back first. I just got my last one back today. Heres how I stand in my classes:
AFROTC: I dropped. I was never going to go to field training, that much was evident, so I wasnt going to waste my time anymore.
CS241: I got an 89% on my midterm. A little disappointing, but Im ranked 2nd in the class with a weighted average of ~89.93%
MTH231: I got an 8/80 on the midterm, but I think it was due to test anxiety. Im pretty sure I understand the material, and I have another test Monday.
PHY240: Just got the midterm back today. 38.75%. Yea, I think Im going to drop this. Now that I dont have ROTC to worry about, I can drop below full time. I suppose I can take it at a later date.
The thing with the physics class is that Im pretty sure I understand the concepts, but the professor is horrible and expects entirely too much from us. 50 minutes 3 times a week is nowhere near enough time for such a complicated and advanced class such as physics, especially the engineering variety. It takes me anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours to do a single physics problem, and given that we only have 50 minutes, 5 problems on the test was way too much, and they were 5 part problems too. Mr. Professor doesnt even teach, he takes the slides and reads them at us, not explaining anything. I suppose this is due to the fact that there is only 50 minutes to cover almost a whole chapter. I really dont want to sign up for physics again until they make the classes longer and get a better professor. I know its not just me, because my boss can explain physics to me in 5 minutes and I understand. Plus the class average on the test was a 20-40.
If I drop physics, I can focus more on my calculus, which I definitely need to do. Physics, despite how desperately far behind I am, takes entirely too much of my time, and I have been putting off my other classes to focus on that. I just think its the best thing right now. All of my homeworks are in the single digits (like the last one being 2.5/20) because I cant get them all done, and then they throw lab homework on top of it?! No. This is ridiculous. I would feel a lot better about spending 40 hours a week on physics if I actually had a decent amount of lecture time to back it up.
Well, now that I am dropping physics, and have dropped ROTC, I feel a giant weight off of my chest, and feel better about studying for calculus and java. Sorry about the rant, but I needed to let you know how I felt about this. I hope you can understand. Thanks for your time.
Am I wrong about the expected work? 50 mins 3 times a week is not enough at all.
This post has been edited by NeoTifa: 15 October 2010 - 09:16 AM