The required reading for immunology today was 92 pages.
I could almost go with that – that’s sort of in the realm of possibility for a very busy day of studying – but the required reading for epidemiology? Was 160 pages.
That’s 9 chapters, 252 pages, and nearly a solid inch of textbook.
But of course, we’re only tested on what’s included in the lecture, so I really have no idea why this is required reading, or (more importantly) why they think anybody will actually do it. I mean, if it’s optional, call it optional, you know?
Metropolis: No one is going to read 9 chapters in a day. Especially not when we’re spending 5 hours of that day in class and studying the lectures for at least another 3.
Not to mention that tomorrow’s reading assignments involve over 70 pages “to be read before class” on top of a lengthy homework assignment about a case-control study article that looks soul-crushingly boring.
In summary: No.