Smarter than my health teacher and the textbook?
Topic: How to write research papers for graduate school
May 26, 2019 / By Bambi Question:
This health textbook is outdated, I swear.
I seem to have more knowledge than the book and my teacher?
I've been trying to get out of this class, only because the information is outdated and vague.
"Anemia is lack of hemoglobin." False. There many types of anemia.
Anemia due to B12 deficiency. Anemia due to folate deficiency.Anemia due to iron deficiency. Anemia of chronic disease. Hemolytic anemia. Idiopathic aplastic anemia. Megaloblastic anemia. Pernicious anemia. Sickle cell anemia. Thalassemia.
Then my health teacher said that table salt was sodium. False. Table salt is only 40% sodium! Not even half!
She also said I was wrong when I said that you could not overdose on water-soluble vitamins because the only vitamins that you could overdose on was fat soluble since they went through the lymphatic system, and therefore you could not flush them out with liquids.
There are many other issues, but I cannot skip this class, although I know more. I am more into specifics. Like I'm more interested in WHY the neurotransmitter's, Dopamine's, receptors "disappear" when there is a "flood" of dopamine. Why does our brain do this? Does our brain not want us to feel happy and excitable through out our lives?
I know more than the teacher and the book. I have suggested I write research papers on the current section, like smoking, I could write an entire research paper on smoking and the pros/cons of it and the health affects. But the school and teacher won't let me. It's driving me insane since I do poorly on the tests because of the outdated and very misleading information.
This class is mandatory to graduate and I refuse to do write down wrong answers. I got an entire question wrong because it asked, "Why do men tend to be more physically abusive than women?" I replied with a very well thought out answer that used anthropology. It was wrong because of that? I am getting very frustrated with this class, how do I perform better in it? I cannot give simple answers, that goes against what I have been taught. I've been taught to explain, in my anatomy class, I got the highest score on the hardest test because I explained my knowledge. I can't turn that off, its autosomatic (involuntary) by now.
I used the word "endorphins" and nobody in the class knew what it was. I hate being in this class, I can not "dumb" myself down for one class, but it seems like I have to?
She didn't even know how much the average person's sodium intake should be, which is 2300 mg or if you have a history of heart problems- 1800 mg or an intake that you have discussed with your doctor.
She couldn't even give me a decent answer besides, "That's not in the book."
Best Answers: Smarter than my health teacher and the textbook?
Addie | 3 days ago
I agree with Concerned Citizen's reply to you.
If the class is mandatory to graduate, then suck it up, play the game, and follow the teacher and the textbook. Remember, the teacher can fail you for what she considers wrong answers.
This will not be the last time in life you have to play the game. Which is more important - graduating, or proving you are right?
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Originally Answered: My Health Ed. teacher wants me to write about these. Can you define what 6-9 mean for me?
6.your relationship to the world around you Do you feel like you do or will make a difference in the world around you (make life special for someone, make life easier for someone, etc) or do you think it wouldn't matter if you were ever born
7.your feelings regarding the "good life". Do you think that a good life is measured by your wealth, looks, power or by the peace you have in your heart even in the midst of hard times.
8. your perspective on the life cycle Do you look at life as an adventure that has an ever after (heaven or nirvana) or just that you are a bunch of cells that once dead will decompose and that's the end.
9. how you can best provide for yourself What do you plan to do to live your life without needing to turn to others for financial help? Will you plan a career that has longevity, that is will still be needed in 20 - 40 years (ie, we will always need medical personnel, but a fashion designer might have limited opportunity).
Good luck, sounds like a challenging essay.
Ok you are young.
Here is the most valuable lesson I ever learned in life and it is a hard one.
You will encounter many idiots in life. This teacher is an idiot.
If you challenge the idiot who is in a position of authority you will always be the one who loses.
This is because the idiot is higher ranking than you are.
Best advice is to keep your mouth shut, play the game, rise past the idiot and get the grade. Then you will be in a position to change the world.
If you protest, the idiot will win. The principal will always back the teacher in cases like this because the principal is the one who hired the teacher so you can bet the principal won't admit the teacher does not have the knowledge. Furthermore the school district approved that textbook for use so they are going to use it for sure until the next textbook review time comes due and that can be as long as a 5 year cycle in some school districts. The teacher may be prohibited from talking about things that aren't specifically covered in the textbook. I taught for a school district that was that way.
Keep your mouth shut. Do the necessary. Go to medical school and then you will be in a position to really have the knowledge and power to change things.
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I recommend that you should to talk to your principal about this. If it is really that outdated, it would be best for the principal to fire your teacher. She probably got a horrible grade in her subject.
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