My final exam for Chemistry is next week. My professor told us that it will be comprehensive and cover the 7 chapters that we have learned in class. Out of nowhere, just today, he changed his mind so that the final exam will only cover 1 chapter. He said that other students were complaining that it's too hard for them to study everything, so he made it easier for them. I'm in the minority here and have studied all the chapters, so for him to change it at the last minute b/c of students' complaints seems too lenient for me.
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That's bad and harmful for students. STEM subjects are hard and students need to work out a lot to figure out stuff. 7 chapters can be difficult but one-two can be cut out or the professor can give out suggestions of possible questions to cover the whole but cutting it to one is bullshit. What are the chapters?3
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This should have been spelled out in the syllabus on the first day of class. Then there would be no surprises. He may or may not be too lenient but he is definitely not consistent.4
That is why people are become more stupid and lazy always taking the easy way out0
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He might not specify which of the 7 chapters he will test on. it shortens the test but still has the students study all of the material. having the students know the material is the ultimate goal, if he test on an unspecified one he can get a good Idea as to who has studied and learned the material who hasn't.
He made a comprehensive study guide, specifying the 7 chapters we would test on. Now, at the last minute, he's like "never mind, you only have to study one specific chapter." I think it's not fair to the students who actually study for him to make the exam easier just b/c some students don't want to study and instead want to complain.
That is odd, telling which chapter beforehand.