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    What's the deal with us not being able to use our laptops? How can they force upon everyone to spend money to buy paper notes? This is ridiculous. And they're also giving us homework everyday which is chemistry and has nothing to do with physiology.
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    Easy solution. Just do what I'm going to do. Don't take notes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonb123 View Post
    What's the deal with us not being able to use our laptops? How can they force upon everyone to spend money to buy paper notes? This is ridiculous. And they're also giving us homework everyday which is chemistry and has nothing to do with physiology.
    I wouldn't be so quick to write off the chemistry as totally irrelevant. I am sure it will be used in some physiological context and is meant to serve as a reminder on some of the concepts we've probably forgotten by now. That stuff on moles, Molarity, osmolarity, etc. seems to be talked about a lot in future lectures.

    As for the whole laptop thing... yeah, I dunno what to say to that. I agree, it seems a bit silly. Anyway, that rule was only implemented by Dr. S and once her handful of lectures are done, I'm sure you can go back to using your laptop. She is only teaching us 5 lectures. So just tough it out for this week, I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jasonb123 View Post
    What's the deal with us not being able to use our laptops? How can they force upon everyone to spend money to buy paper notes? This is ridiculous. And they're also giving us homework everyday which is chemistry and has nothing to do with physiology.
    I have never heard of that before, but I'm pretty sure you could get that overturned. AUC provides the option for students to not buy paper notes, so it seems to me that they either allow computers, or they give you free paper notes. Even if they gave them for free though, there are plenty of arguments that could be made as to why it's not OK for them to disallow laptops. Unfortunately, you don't have class reps yet, but I'll try to bring it to the attention of the SGA or one of the deans tomorrow. I've also seen the homework she's giving, and having completed 4 semester, I can tell you that some of it was, in no way, relevant to anything you'll do later. Can't think of a single instance where you'd need to calculate molarity.

    Is it true that half of the physio I profs this semester are actually college professors?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slevit1 View Post

    Is it true that half of the physio I profs this semester are actually college professors?
    The first one, for sure, is. At least 2 of the other guest lecturers listed on the syllabus have no "college of medicine"-type thing in their title. So what you said is probably true. Wonder what kind of implications that will have...

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    Quote Originally Posted by slevit1 View Post
    Is it true that half of the physio I profs this semester are actually college professors?
    YES!!!! And I'll show you the syllabus tomorrow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychoProfius View Post
    YES!!!! And I'll show you the syllabus tomorrow!
    wonder what happened to all the people we had....who did not feel the need to assign homework?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slevit1 View Post
    I have never heard of that before, but I'm pretty sure you could get that overturned. AUC provides the option for students to not buy paper notes, so it seems to me that they either allow computers, or they give you free paper notes. Even if they gave them for free though, there are plenty of arguments that could be made as to why it's not OK for them to disallow laptops. Unfortunately, you don't have class reps yet, but I'll try to bring it to the attention of the SGA or one of the deans tomorrow. I've also seen the homework she's giving, and having completed 4 semester, I can tell you that some of it was, in no way, relevant to anything you'll do later. Can't think of a single instance where you'd need to calculate molarity.

    Is it true that half of the physio I profs this semester are actually college professors?
    Thanks man. I didn't handwrite notes at all last semester, and no way I'm buying paper notes, so I dunno how that will work. Hopefully, it's just this prof. It feels more like a teaching style for a college course already.

    It's not like they are going to ask us to pull out our calculator on exams, shelf, or even the step. How about preparing us for the step rather than having us calculate molarities, volumes, dilutions, etc.

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    That's good old AUC for ya. Always finding ways to add stress and squeeze poor medical students for their last dime... The school motto is "Make money by any means necessary....and hopefully create some new doctors in the process.

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    Ah wait...forgot...second semester (I was thinking first, since I've been seeing them all day today). So, you do have class reps. Get this taken care of! If it were my class, I'd be finding Dr. Y tomorrow morning.
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