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In a college class of 20 students, if 6 of us have around a 60% & 8 are in the 70s, isn't there something wrong here?

These are the grades at midterm. With horrific grades like this, shouldn't the instructor be somewhat held accountable?

I'm attending a private school by the name of Caring ton College and this has been a total nightmare trying to get through this nursing
program. My poor test taking skills sure don't help. But in this case, with so many failing students the problem has got to be something else, right?

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could be the teacher or could be the students. depends if the instructor is instructing well or if the students are paying attention well.

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The nursing program is very difficult to get through. The low test grades could easily be blamed on the students not being able to understand what is being taught. Honestly, though, there shouldn't be that many students with such poor grades. I would first talk to other people in the class and find out why they are struggling before going around hurling accusations at the teacher. If everyone thinks that it is the professor that is the problem, though, you could talk to one of the head administrators at the school about the problem. I hope this helps!

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I have already heard other students' opinion of this class and teacher and it's almost unanimous. They blame the instructor and the way she tests over the material that was taught (or wasn't taught in her case). And it's not just this class, classes from previous years have complained about the same things. So this is definitely a problem that no one is doing anything about.
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If you remember that a "C" is supposed to be average and if 8 of you scored in the 70, it seems like many of you scored about average.
In high school, they had a tendency to inflate grades where classes would have average grades of B's or even A's. more often than not this is indicative of reduced standards as opposed to improved performance.
Some college professors still used these skewed grading scales, but it is not uncommon for scores to be lower than what you've become accustomed to.

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We have to pass the course with a 75 or above, so technically a C is below average?
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Just because a C is failing in this class does not mean it is below average. In fact, based in the numbers you gave it still shows that a C is actually average, only the average is failing.
Of course you can always bring the case up to the college or an advisor or something.
But don't let that consume all your time and energy. It will likely benefit you more to commit that time and energy actually preparing for the next class. You can say the professor didnt provide you with everything you needed to pass, but that is how college works. They teach the same amount if material in 1 semester as you received in high school over a year. Much of the acquisition of knowledge is the student's personal responsibility as there is no way to present everything in the classroom.
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