But, unlike my hematology class, I'm fighting a battle to stay awake during class, and the material isn't staying in my head anywhere near as well. I can't tell whether this is a timing issue (mid-afternoon), a media issue (televised), an instructional issue (being given all the tiny details in a row repeatedly so when we are shown the big picture we have a clue), or something else.
Actually, now that I put words around it, I'm pretty sure it is the instructional method. I've got friends who learn best this way. They'd rather be given a solid grounding in the details before being given the big picture. My primary learning style is the opposite. Give me the view from 1000 feet first, please. Otherwise, I may not have the patience to absorb all your %^&*( details while waiting to be told what it is all about.
Hmm. This may resolve itself when I get caught up on my readings and subsidiary study activities, which I think I should make good headway on this week.