Okay so I made it through 16 years of schooling only to find out that I am a grammatical re-tard. Every, EVERY! assignment that I have gotten back, including a mid-term has been no better then 85%. I can’t seem to get their grammar style at all. I either put too many commas or not enough commas. I put too many semicolons or not enough and so on and so forth. Thank GOD I know where to put a period! I don’t get it. I don’t get the grading, and I know they have a set grading system so its not someone’s judgement call every time. I just hope they’re just super anal about the grammar and when I do finally go to work it won’t be like this. Seriously I can understand misspellings on medical forms but are people really reading their own reports saying “hey, I think there should be a semicolon there, not a comma!”
Going back a bit, my first assignment was hell. They don’t really tell you what they want, exactly so you’re flying kinda blind, just going by what you’ve read in the book. And that is not the way I roll. I like knowing exactly what is going on and exactly what people expect out of me. So my first assignment was a massive fail the first time around 51%, yeah…. So I corrected it all while talking to a “advisor” on the phone and still only managed to get a 82% the second time around. While they talk about headings in the book they don’t tell you anything concrete because “its up to the employer” so I only knew that the “chart note” that I was transcribing was really a SOAP note because my “advisor” told me so. And I was transcribing what the doctor was saying so when he said “Subject” I of course typed “Subject” and well I got that wrong because it was supposed to be “Subjective.” And I was to know this because, I’m already a genius at Transcribing and well…wait no I’m not. So I’m kinda angry about all of this because its not like I have a teacher in front of me every day telling me “okay kids this is what grammar should be in M.T.” I have a book that I read myself and when the book tells me something I do it, and then if its right I do it again. But then the second time I do it, it ends up being wrong! Its like the teacher I had for English Comp. who hated commas, only I figured that out a little too late, I got a D in the class and the only paper I got an A on was my very last one, I put one comma in the whole paper and well she circled it. I think I need a grammar refresher course or something. Or again I’m hoping they’re just super anal about grammar.
So there you have it. My first mid-term came back with a 74% first time around, so I don’t have to re-do it, but really? A 74%? Passing sure feels like failing sometimes. Oh and another thing, can they really call it a “mid-term” when there’s two of them? And its not in the middle of the “term” at all?