First Exam of the Semester
We all knew it was coming. We had our first exam of the semester last week-in our neuro rehabilitation course. The exam covered material on MS, ALS, Parkinson's, basic neuro rehab theories, PNF, vestibular pathologies and interventions...the list goes on. All in all, I thought the test was fair-every exam has some minute detail on it that I convinced myself I wouldn't need to know, but is apparently an important point.
I really don't enjoy exams, at all. I don't do well under that kind of pressure- especially when 15 percent of my grade is on the line. Some classes are up to 25 percent per exam, and if you don't do well, there aren't many options to revive your grade. Anyway, I think there has to be a better way of testing a student's knowledge of course material. I would love to do one-on-one interviews with my professors where they can ask me anything regarding the class, and I would explain my answer, and they could see how well I understand the concepts. You cannot explain yourself on a Scantron exam form.
Furthermore, for all the professors who read this blog: stop using PowerPoint. It's really a ridiculous teaching method. No student has ever been inspired by sitting in a dark room watching their professor read bullet points off an overall dull screen. Turn the lights on and get your class to interact-we will remember the material better and thank you for thinking outside of the PowerPoint box.