verb and/or noun: the process of demoralizing aspiring science majors by the keepers of the knowledge who devised such a tool.
Punishing students for trying to learn by making homework become a graded quiz rather than a learning tool, and consequently depriving them of time to actually learn by keeping them preoccupied with ambiguous and gramatically incorrect descriptions and questions.
I am your professor, and you will be mastering physics. Mwahahahaha!!!!
So what do you have for homework today? Mastering physics . . . FML.