Originally Posted by eddiehimself
+1 to this as well. The first year lecturers are generally crap to be honest. They were in our uni in fact the 2nd year ones aren't much better either. They put all the best staff onto final year units when you're likely to need them most. Until then it's up to you to make sure you do the work and know everything you're going to need to know in order to be able to take the exam in the subject. As I say, it's not just about passing an exam, it's about actually learning something.
I agree with half of what you said. These professors I mentioned in those posts are not bad professors, just the wrong kind. They aren't promoting a learning environment, but instead take it upon themselves to punish those who aren't good students. And because they do not do it efficiently (only some tests were created this way), they hurt the good students as well, or at least the ones who had bad luck. Where is learning involved here? Maybe as a second thought, maybe as a second priority, but it is nowhere to be found in the base reasoning of things.