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:uhoh3: Anyone else have a hard time in Anatomy I class? I always feel as though I really know the stuff taught in lecture and in lab, but then when test time comes I just don't do as well as I knew... Read More

  1. by   apexsw20trd
    yes anatomy is a time consuming class.

    my lab class i am getting an A but for my lectrue i am getting a C. it is hard for me eventhough i read everything i need to know , when i take my test i only average a C.

    i will take it over again if i get a C .
  2. by   Tweety
    I made a B in I and an A in II and it nearly killed me. But I was glad I studied hard because it's a very very important course in nursing, that you will use over and over again.

    The good news is that for the most part, nursing courses are no harder than this. (The tests are a bit strange in nursing, but that's another tread).

    Good luck to everyone!
  3. by   apexsw20trd
    Quote from 3rdShiftGuy
    I made a B in I and an A in II and it nearly killed me. But I was glad I studied hard because it's a very very important course in nursing, that you will use over and over again.

    The good news is that for the most part, nursing courses are no harder than this. (The tests are a bit strange in nursing, but that's another tread).

    Good luck to everyone!
    just wondering if you can go into what you mean by nursing test are a little strange?

    also is what you say about nursing courses are easier tehn zool, true? how much easier is it compared to zoology class. i dont find zoology class hard but my teacher has alot of trick questions so it makes it hard. damn teachers.
  4. by   bunrab
    Quote from purplemania
    3 hints that helped me: Gray's Anatomy coloring book. It is in most bookstores and online. The coloring takes a little time but really helps plant the info in your head.

    Really utilize lab time. See if you can use lab during other times of the day. Handle the bones and whatever tactile aids they have available.

    Get in a study group of 2-3 people who will STUDY, not talk or whine about how tough the class is. Each person gets a weekly assignment based on your class assignment. That person "teaches" the others in the group. You have to learn something before you can teach it.

    Good luck!
    purplemania is right, that's how i studied a&p, and i got an a.
    let me add this...in the study group use flip charts and dry eraser boards with diff colored markers and plaster poster paper up around the room your in with the names of what you're doing in order, i.e. cerv 7, thor 12, lum 5, etc. a picture truly was worth a thousand words when you were teaching your topic to the others in the group.
  5. by   crb613
    Hi i'm in A&PII and it is tough. I have been out of school for 30 years and learning how to study is something in its self. I came out of A&PI with a B and am holding a high B right now. The thing that helped me was I taped all the lectures and listened to them over and over. I also went to the lab every time the doors were open and used the internet and would research everything. I put alot of time and effort into it but that is what it took for me. Good Luck and I hope this helps. I also have a very very tough prof. and he does weed out people and then things seem to settle down.
  6. by   paramedic52
    Some things I did that really helped me A&P I and II was to make photocopies of the diagrams in my lab book. I would make 2 different types of copies of the same diagram -- 1 with the words whited out and 1 with the numbers whited out. I would then fill in the blanks. I always made at least 10 copies of each. This really helped with the memory part of it.

    Another thing I did was to take pictures with my digital camera of the actual models. Then when I got home I downloaded the pictures onto my computer and I practiced naming each of the parts and referred back to my lab book.

    By combining these two methods I was able to memorize the words and spelling by writing the words numerous times and actually see the area on the model I would be tested on. Best of all I was able to do this at home after my son went to bed. Since I wasn't able to put a lot of extra hours in at the lab this really helped me get an A in the classes!
  7. by   MryRose
    I haven't taken anatomy yet.... next semester

    But I found a medical mnemonics site that has some help for it.

    I do great memorizing it this way!!

    http://www.medicalmnemonics.com/cgi-...letal&browse=1

    I hope this helps!!

    HUGS!
    MaryRose
  8. by   irishrose53
    Quote from ayndim
    I had a killer time in A &P. In fact I ended up dropping it (this was in Dec 99) and after a long break and 3 babies I am starting up my prereqs again. I am not looking forward to that class. My l & d nurse with my last baby said she had to take the class 3 times. So don't feel bad. I will start the class this summer so I don't have much advice but wanted to let you know there are others out there struggling with this one too.

    Which part are you having trouble with? I have alot of websites saved that I think will help me this time around.

    Good luck
    A&P was a bear at the beginning. Then, my mom who worked for a high school for 30 years told me to ask the instructor for a study guide. The entire class was all for this. It turns out I wasn't the only one feeling overwhelmed. With all the info to absorb how were we to figure what she would ask on a test. To my shock and awe she agreed to it. Got a B+ in a class I was sure I'd fail.
  9. by   sierra123
    Quote from kaitlynsmomma
    Anyone else have a hard time in Anatomy I class? I always feel as though I really know the stuff taught in lecture and in lab, but then when test time comes I just don't do as well as I knew I could've done. If there are others out there who have experienced this, how did you resolve this issue and help yourself?
    do not worry you will get through it though----i think the nursing classes are easier to a certain extent than my anatomy and microbiology--i would study and then not do as well on the tests----you will be okay--do not let it make an impression on you with nursing because nursing classes are totally different! good luck!
  10. by   akumal
    Quote from kaitlynsmomma
    Anyone else have a hard time in Anatomy I class? I always feel as though I really know the stuff taught in lecture and in lab, but then when test time comes I just don't do as well as I knew I could've done. If there are others out there who have experienced this, how did you resolve this issue and help yourself?

    I had Anatomy down to a science Here's what worked for me.
    I'd draw everything!!. And i'm NO artist. I mean I drew bones, muscles, sweat glands, pores, nerves, ganglia, organs, veins, arteries, etc. Then I'd color them and write their function, etc. as I did it. I lived in the lab. Some other students thougt I was a tutor since I was there so much. I'd actually sit in the lab and help others and therefor help myself. ( I was offered a tutorship job the next semester even tho I hadn't taken the second half!)

    Also, I'd tape my OWN lectures. I'd talk into the tape recorder reading my notes. This exercise helped immensly in learning the stuff. Also, when I just couldn't stand to read or study another thing, I'd lay back and listen to the tapes I.d made. By the time I took the test, I could have taught it . . .nd I suffer from test anxiety! Aced all my sciences.

    It takes dedication to do this but it has served me well. When I'm in clinicals and studying acutal illnesses and diseases, my residual memory of Anatomy is very strong and this is such a help. Its a long haul but I think it will be worth it.

    Good Luck. And God Bless.
  11. by   allthingsbright
    I was very, very happy with the B I earned in A&P. The class is a challenge! Hang in there! Study some every night, make flash cards, get a study partner, and look forward to it being over soon! LOL!
  12. by   Missyb32641
    I am taking A&P I this semester and so far have a 97 average (2 tests). Lots of studying, I do have a question though. In an above post someone mentioned physio as a seperate class. At my CC the A&P classes are 1 semester do half the body and the other half of the body next semester. Is this differen than what you were talking about?
  13. by   Achoo!
    Quote from Missyb32641
    I am taking A&P I this semester and so far have a 97 average (2 tests). Lots of studying, I do have a question though. In an above post someone mentioned physio as a seperate class. At my CC the A&P classes are 1 semester do half the body and the other half of the body next semester. Is this differen than what you were talking about?
    That is what I have also. I think some places offer Human anatomy, then body and disease seperate.

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