Sunday, October 16, 2011

"I'm tired of studying!!"

Hi again.  It has been a while, I know.  Things in school are quite overwhelming right now since it's mid-terms, but nothing that can't be taken down!

Last week before fall break we had 3 tests, 3 quizzes, and I personally had a presentation that Friday.  The presentation didn't go very well (go figure)...  The next week we were supposed have 3 tests in a row, but one of them was pushed to the next week early on.  Some people were unhappy since this meant that we would need to study during fall break, but overall people were excited to have somewhat more time to study.

Cue Wednesday: the day before fall break began.

We were meant to have a biochemistry test in the morning, then essentially coast for the rest of the day.  There were issues uploading the test onto the exam software that we use, so essentially no one was able to download the test either.  The teachers apologized and went to quickly print off paper copies of their tests.

One of teachers found an issue with her version of the test before she passed it out.  When she types in questions to the exam software she puts every correct answer in the "A" slot, and the computer then scrambles them logarithmically.  However, for some reason this does not occur when you simply print off the test.

Therefore, they couldn't give us the test that day, and it has now been pushed for this upcoming Wednesday.

Most students were understanding.  Frustrated, but understanding.  What can be done?

Cue our class vice president.

"This is BS!!  Why can't we take the test today?  I'm tired of studying!  We've been studying for the past week and a half, and I don't want to study anymore!!  I don't want to have to study over fall break!"  This continued for 10 minutes.

Needless to say, everyone in the class is embarrassed to be associated with her.  I have no idea how she received the votes of my classmates, but I'm sure they're re-thinking their decision.  She had a full blown-out temper tantrum and disrespected the professors.

Perhaps this is why we're required to agonize over professionalism in our two week orientation before classes begin.

In other news, I have become an official store intern!!  This means that I get to wear my nice white coat and pretend to know what I'm talking about.  I've been told that I can pass off any questions I don't know PRN.

I've also signed up for company insurance and a 401K.  My pharmacy school required me to have medical insurance before enrolling, so I have a cheap plan with a ridiculous deductible.  This should be more appropriate.  I feel so adult-like!