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Today, during Physics class, soon after I got my first homework assignment back (with a big fat F on it), I contemplated dropping the course.

I don't think it would be too difficult for me under conventional circumstance (like a general Physics course, and not one for non-majors), but we are rushing through things as if we are cramming for a final exam or something. I also don't think it would be too difficult for me if my prof was actually a freaking Physicist! Of any kind! But he is like one of those substitute teachers from high school who knows enough to teach the class, but not enough to actually KNOW the class.

Seriously... We are a class of at least 30, and I have only heard one, maybe two people, besides myself, who have asked intelligent questions. And the prof always says he doesn't have an answer for us because he doesn't know. He's not a Physicist. And anything he does try to answer is not what I'm looking for (like today, for instance, I asked him about force determining distance, and he went on about the angle determining height O_o).

UGH!!! So, I am not getting what I was hoping to get out of this class, and feel I should drop it. Perhaps I will try again when another prof is teaching it. But right now, it's killing my grade. I guess I will wait til Wednesday to see my second homework grade. If it's bad, I won't stick around for the test on Friday.

I feel really bad, though. Like when I decided to take a break from German class this semester, I feel like I'm letting down Pax for taking a break from Physics, too :( But I don't think it's the course. I think it's the teacher, and I will try again when he is gone.

I am still taking Physics Lab, though. We are starting electrodes on Thursday!

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ray_gunn
Feb. 9th, 2009 10:21 pm (UTC)
those science classes are so dog gone hard
pax_athena
Feb. 10th, 2009 06:00 pm (UTC)
Ouch... I apparently love physics, but I'd flee a class if it had such a terrible teacher. Ok, to be honest I fled a lot of classes because of the profs - I quite often ended up attending a lecture exactly twice, for the very first one and the exam, while learning everything myself from books, because the lectures themselves just did not bring it due to the profs. So yeah...

And hey, as long as we have one language we both understand, everything is fine :D Japanese is cooler than German anyway. So don't you dare to feel obliged!
diello
Feb. 11th, 2009 03:10 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm definitely going to have to drop the class and wait for a better prof. Unfortunately, I don't think I can just drop it at this point, so I will have to withdrawal without any refund :(
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