9th Grade ( 3rd form) Biology
liberty55 5 replies4 discussions College Search & Selection Champion
Just a statement and some advice ! I'm accepting of the fact that my S is having a difficult time with the academics of his first year at BS. However I was helping him ( over the phone ) on his most recent topics in biology. The reproductive system is one of multiple topics. I happen to be a urologist. I cannot believe the detail that the students are asked to study, understand and internalize for the exam. Way way too advanced ( I did not know the term epididymis until deep into college) ! This is not AP and what I do not understand is how the other students can possibly master this material while participating in all their activities , having multiple students in their dorm rooms making noise etc. Something is just not right! And please there are very few geniuses regardless of what is stated on CC. There is no way that students at this level can master these concepts ( details of menstrual cycle, the pituitary hypothalamic axis etc) without having been exposed before OR having some pre-knowledge of the course work or access to a resource from where the questions are taken for the exam. It can't be . The material is NOT math and not intuitive . It must be understood and internalized. This would take time for a student who was in college and has dedicated him/her self to science NOT a ninth grader. This is not sour grapes.... I really need to know . I was a premed student, a med student and a resident. I've been exposed and taught and the above just doesn't sit well with me.
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