My classes are.... frustrating.
I had my first bio lecture on Wednesday. I looked around the room, saw that there were a good number of older-than-college-age people there and was glad to see that I wasn't even the oldest one there. There are tons of left-handed desks so I was happy about that too (yes, I am left handed, and yes, it is hard to use the righty desks).
Then the actual class started. We spent about half the class going over the syllabus, which I was annoyed about since we had already recieved it by email a couple days before, but you know, not a big deal. Then the professor asked for kids who were in their first semester out of high school to raise their hands. Only about 70% of the class did. The professor then asks the rest of us to bear with him for a few minutes. He changes the slide on the power point to one titled:
This is NOT High School
I almost got up and walked out of the room. Seriously?!?!?! Do the kids who just got out of high school even need to see this slide? He was just making the point that no one is checking up on them to make sure they go to class, do the readings, do the assignments, etc., but if they don't do them they will fail the class. Good grief.
Then we finally had five minutes where we actually discussed biology. The lecture on Friday wasn't much better, it was a simplified, glossed-over version of the reading. I have a feeling this is going to be a frustrating class.
The first chemistry lecture was similarly frustrating. Remember those old overhead projectors from elementary school? The teacher still writes on those while she's lecturing. I find that sort of endearing actually. BUT, we went over the difference between the English and Metric systems, which I can understand for maybe high school chemistry but all of us in the class have presumably already taken high school chemistry. And then we talked about the difference between a meter and a kilometer. And a centimeter and a meter. And a millimeter and a centimeter. And how to convert fahreinheit to celsius. And the abbreviations of common elements, like how oxygen is O and hydrogen is H.
OMG, shoot me. Or throw a brick at my head. Something to stop the inanity.
Maybe it will be better in a couple of weeks after we start getting into meaningful content? The frustrating part is that I have to keep going to classes to get homework assignments, and I'm too much of a goody-goody to just skip class. I might have to start a drinking game. Take a drink every time the chemistry prof has to review the abbreviation for carbon. Take a drink every time the bio prof has to remind us that we aren't in high school.
I hope the semester won't be as long as it seems like it will be right now.