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    what are the courses students tend have trouble with? what are the easier courses? is there such a course where half of the students tend to fail or even a third of a class?

    from what i can see that lots of people say that physio is toughest of all.what is the problem that making students to fail....is it the distractions in st. maarten. or just people arent studying hard?

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    Did you hit the repeat key?

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    Every semester is different. Take micro II for example. Last semsester everyone passed that class then they turned around and pretty much bombed the shelf exam. "Rumor" has it that 1/3 of the micro II class this semsester will fail so as to beef up the shelf scores. If you don't pass you can't take it. Good way to raise the scores. The methods being used to get people to fail are alittle shady though imo. Regardless, in the end it just costing the students more money.

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    The tough courses are the ones you have little background in. The easy courses are the ones you are familiar with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill_Cornbread
    Every semester is different. Take micro II for example. Last semsester everyone passed that class then they turned around and pretty much bombed the shelf exam. "Rumor" has it that 1/3 of the micro II class this semsester will fail so as to beef up the shelf scores. If you don't pass you can't take it. Good way to raise the scores. The methods being used to get people to fail are alittle shady though imo. Regardless, in the end it just costing the students more money.
    i took micro pre "micro1 and micro 2".....micro was right on for the shelf so i dont know whate happened to all of you. I thought I bombed that shelf bc the first 40 questions were what the heck questions.....but it actually was my second highest shelf score. so unless she has changed.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by swimguy23
    i took micro pre "micro1 and micro 2".....micro was right on for the shelf so i dont know whate happened to all of you. I thought I bombed that shelf bc the first 40 questions were what the heck questions.....but it actually was my second highest shelf score. so unless she has changed.....
    I don't think we really bombed the shelf. It was my highest shelf score so far. I think it's just more rumors from current micro II class, which is probably stressed about the upcoming final.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swimguy23
    i took micro pre "micro1 and micro 2".....micro was right on for the shelf so i dont know whate happened to all of you. I thought I bombed that shelf bc the first 40 questions were what the heck questions.....but it actually was my second highest shelf score. so unless she has changed.....
    when i took the micro shelf my 5th semester, i could have sworn that dr S wrote the stupid thing. i was glad she taught us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by levator
    when i took the micro shelf my 5th semester, i could have sworn that dr S wrote the stupid thing. i was glad she taught us.

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    i cursed her out in my head until i got my shelf score back.....but then again this is also the same prof that told me she wouldnt introduce me to her daughter
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    i really liked Dr. S. She definitely prepared for the boards and was a great person to talk to.....AUC needs more profs like her
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    i think she was on all the bacteria portion of the shelf---highest shelf score so far

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