The Professor Gets an A…For the Class!

Today I finished my first undergraduate class in twenty years, and I got an A. For the nursing prerequisites, that’s one down, six to go!

I also started doing HESI practice tests this week. (The HESI is a standardized test I will have to take to prove that I can do well on standardized tests.) Thus far, my difficulty on the HESI was not with math and not even with anatomy–turns out, I know more than I thought. Being a middle-aged hypochondriac pays off!

The problem I had with the HESI was the reading comprehension. DOH!

Just a reminder, I am a tenured associate professor at a large public university teaching in the humanities. It is literally my job to read books and interpret them for other people. But, according to the HESI folks, I have trouble understanding a 300-word essay about Cesar Chavez. It seems that my challenge will be learning “HESI-speak,” because I found both the essays and the questions pretty poorly written.

Whatever. I got an A!

After the final, I went to breakfast with some of my classmates. Turns out, undergraduates are nice people that I like hanging out with–if they’re not my students!