For every class I have, be it calculus, history, language, we go at a steady, predictable rate of 1 chapter or unit a week.
For my biology course, we are covering, on average, 3 chapters a week. This material, I might add, is dense. The chapters are 20+ pages and filled with complex cellular processes (as you would expect). It is far more difficult to retain, absorb, and understand than any of the above.
I will add, in order to make my motivations clear, that I’m in my final quarter of my freshman year, and I have a 4.0, so no, this is not the complaining of a disgruntled failing student. I am worried, however, that I am actually learning less in this class relative to my other classes due to the breadth of material.
What I am wondering is: is this normal? From my own experience with other classes, it is not. Perhaps those classes are the anomalies. I am asking for your experience so that I can measure it with my own. I asked my dad, who has a degree in business, and he said it was absolutely not normal.