Final grades are in!! She failed three classes!

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Final grades are in!! She failed three classes!
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Sun, 12-18-2011 - 4:22pm

UGH!! As midterms she swore she was doing extra credit and had talked to the english professor about regrading a couple papers. Chemistry we knew was going to be iffy..but 3!!??!! GEEZ!! So I'm guessing the college will put her on academic suspension. I just don't know what to do with her!! GRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

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Tue, 12-20-2011 - 9:43pm

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Very true... but there are a lot of other distractions besides partying, from staying up all night watching chick flicks with the girls to being too homesick to focus on homework.

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Wed, 12-21-2011 - 7:23am
Firstly, you have to like what you're taking. The sciences and maths are difficult courses. My oldest, in a third year class, was told by the prof that 80% of them would have to retake his class several times. He is the ultimate jerk. But the only one teaching this chem class. He's a super nerd that cant "dumb down" as my son says to explain the material. Very difficult to pass those kinds of courses. There are also courses set up to weed out those that are mediocre students or students that just arent ready. I always tell my kids that if they had a doc treating them that had a 95% average or a 60% average at graduation (hypothetical of course and purely for making a point) which doc would you choose? Yeah the guy/gal that knows his/her stuff. I was watching Dr Phil and on an episode he stated that our young adults are still developing their cognitive reasoning until the age of 25. You really do have to put it all in perspective!
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Wed, 12-21-2011 - 11:37am

That must have been very frustrating to your DD to have to repeat that class being so close.

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Wed, 12-21-2011 - 12:23pm

According to the first post,

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Wed, 12-21-2011 - 3:42pm

You are right, of course.

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Wed, 12-21-2011 - 7:01pm

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I know that is a general statement, but that really depends on the calibre of the community college.

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Wed, 12-21-2011 - 9:53pm

I'm with Bunnie on this one. Just like Nursing, Dental Hygiene can be taken at a community college, or a 4 year college. When I decided to go back to school to get my RDH, I already had a BA in Psychology/Human Resources, so I asked many of the dentists I talked to in the course of my previous job, whether they saw any difference in the clinical skills of hygienists with a BS as opposed to an AAS. To a person, they said, "No." They said they saw bad hygienists from both, and good hygienists from both. They all said the CC I was considering, had a program as complex, and demanding, as any 4 year school, and produced excellent hygienists. And since that program had/has a 99% first test pass rate for the 2-hour Oral Path, 4-hour Clinical and 6-hour National Board exams, I guess they were right. The program begins summer term, and continues for 24 straight months. Each class requires a C or better for graduation. Since there is only a 6 point spread per grade, that means any grade less than an 82 is a flunk, and requires RE-ADMISSION to the entire program--there is NO retake the following semester. The required courses during the first 12 months include (but are not limited to) Chemistry, Microbiology, Anatomy (with a human cadaver), Physiology, Histology, Pharmacology, and General & Oral Pathology. And I have found, in conversations over the years, that my education in those subjects was better than that of many BSN's.

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Wed, 12-21-2011 - 10:10pm
Ok, let's not go there, the whole "cc education is every bit as good as a bachelor's degree." Yes, there are many fine community colleges. And if you're talking about health sciences, especially in direct care, there's no difference in work done by the 2year or 4year grad. But,, the OP's child is failing at a 4 year school, and that's a very different experience. If it didn't reqire more, it wouldn't take twice as long. I'm simply agreeing with the PP who pointed out that sometimes a four year school is just too hard, maybe because of all the requirements outside a student"s area of interest, no matter what that interest is. Killer courses aren't always in the sciences.
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Thu, 12-22-2011 - 6:12am
creaturemom wrote:
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Thu, 12-22-2011 - 6:39am
sabrtooth wrote:

According to the first post,