This is how I spend my evenings! UGH!!! Just got my first test grade for anatomy. I studied for hours, HOURS! I'm not doing terrible, I got a 76% C on my lecture test and 98% A on my lab test so combined I got an 87% B. This class is BRUTAL! Lol* Lots of "all of the above", "none of the above", "A and C only", or "A and D only" questions. Believe it or not that mediocre grade has me at the eighth highest grade in the class out of 200 students. Is that crazy or what? I literally cried when I saw that C though...I studied SO hard and really thought I'd gotten at least a B! That is so disappointing. But I'm happy I'm passing with a decent grade as the average grade in the class is I think 64% or 67% D.
Edited to add on 02-17-10: During lecture the professor gave us the exact stats - average grade for the class at this moment is a 62% . He said we did better than classes in the past have on the first exam. WOW! Feeling way better about my 87% average now! :)
Anatomy is still my favorite class even though it's insanely difficult. Chemistry is a struggle, mostly because the math is a challenge for me, but I'm pulling through. I have been fortunate enough to get a few breaks on some of my mistakes so just trying to keep it up.
I have barely had a spare moment as my classes are SO intense this semester. I did so well last term that it's just incredibly tough to see all these C's and B's on quizzes and tests, but I know the classes are progressively getting more difficult to start weeding students out. It's a good thing, but not necessarily a fun thing to endure. Thanks everyone for the support and encouragement, I sure need it! Hopefully I make it out of nursing school in one piece. :)