Is this unusual?

<p>Do your teachers teach the material, then give homework on it, or give homework, expect you to figure it out from the book, and then review it? My teacher does the latter and it's driving me crazy.</p>

<p>This is a regular Chem class by the way.</p>

<p>That's the college way of doing things. He/she is preparing you for your future professors.</p>

<p>?? I just complained to this to my mom, and she's all "they don't even do that in college!"</p>


<p>Usually in college they'll lecture at a pretty high level (often higher than you'll be expected to know), or they'll just demonstrate a bunch of proofs of things you'll have to figure out how to use on your homework afterwards.</p>

<p>haha yes. AP Bio, APUSH</p>

<p>My APEH class works the same way -- read, then discuss, but this isn't a history class. It's a regular Chem class with a convoluted textbook.</p>

<p>I come on here to vent too much. Sorry.</p>

<p>lol yea that totally is my apchem class, but she doesn't usually collect the homework until later so its easy enough to do notes and just be behind in homework for a few days.</p>

<p>Most of my high school teachers barely taught, didn't give homework, and based your entire grade on tests.</p>

<p>College is better. At least they lecture. And they actually give out homework, and you actually get comments on them. Seriously, it's amazing. It's like they actually care about your education or something.</p>

<p>Yeah, AP Physics is like the latter. Fun stuff. </p>

<p>It's sort of annoying because half my class has parents or siblings that can help them but neither of my parents ever took physics/calculus. And no siblings. Ah well.</p>

<p>Physics is totally like that for me. AND she treats you like a complete idiot if you ask a question.</p>

<p>Yeah, Physics is like that and our teacher answers our questions in such an elaborate way that we have no idea what any of it means. You just read the chapter and the examples and do all of the odd problems, thats the only way to get an A.</p>

<p>Yes. There's also a variation on it: Give new work no one knows how to do, then disappear for 40 minutes.</p>

<p>I'm familiar with what schrizto said. haha. as for what the OP said, I haven't seen either since sophomore history and english.</p>

<p>Spanish ...we do the homework but never review it. weird stuff. Chem=do stuff on the HW we've never seen before in our lives... except we never have to know it for tests so i guess its okay.</p>

<p>My physics teacher definitely does the latter. His philosophy is pretty much, quiz first, lecture after. And we often learn new material when he's not there, taking notes from the overhead with a clueless sub. Fun stuff.</p>

<p>none of my teachers actually "teach." i honestly don't know why i go to school on days when i don't have tests or labs...</p>

<p>what's the use of teachers if they don't teach?</p>