Help! Has Anyone Taken Anatomy Without Bio 101 First? - page 2

i have taken bio 101 but it was more than 10 years ago, should i skip bio 101, or take it again? i spoke with nursing advisor she said it would be ok to go straight to anatomy , but im wondering if... Read More

  1. by   emily_mom
    I agree with the note cards. Make thousands of them and study them wherever you can! I also had not taken a bio class in ten years and managed to get the only A+ out of 140 students. It's possible!! You'll be fine...you sound motivated to achieve great things!!!
  2. by   RoxanneOrtiz
    originally posted by cloudydrms
    i'm 38 and i've already taken a&p i and ii. the only time i had bio was in high school a thousand years ago. (well, not a thousand, but it feels that way!:d ) believe me, i didn't remember any of it, and i managed to get a's in both classes. i just had an excellent instructor and studied my behind off! and for me, it's all about hundreds of notecards!

    cindy
    wow a's congratulations!!!!!!! notecards you say , what kind ? did you make your own for the class or bought them?
  3. by   RoxanneOrtiz
    originally posted by emily_mom
    i agree with the note cards. make thousands of them and study them wherever you can! i also had not taken a bio class in ten years and managed to get the only a+ out of 140 students. it's possible!! you'll be fine...you sound motivated to achieve great things!!!
    wow , thanks for your input now i believe it is possible and congratulations on your a. :d
  4. by   marci3335
    I bought my notecards/flashcards at an office supply store. I got the multi-colored pack and organized my cards by color (ex., blue for chapter 6, green for chapter 7, etc..) This helped me organize my thoughts. I always carried some of them with me. While waiting somewhere (like the doctors office, or in line at DMV) you can pull your cards out and get some study time in! Also, while making the cards you're doing some sub-concious memorizing!

    Good luck!
    Marci
  5. by   RoxanneOrtiz
    Originally posted by marci3335
    I bought my notecards/flashcards at an office supply store. I got the multi-colored pack and organized my cards by color (ex., blue for chapter 6, green for chapter 7, etc..) This helped me organize my thoughts. I always carried some of them with me. While waiting somewhere (like the doctors office, or in line at DMV) you can pull your cards out and get some study time in! Also, while making the cards you're doing some sub-concious memorizing!

    Good luck!
    Marci
    :kiss
  6. by   tonicareer
    just go on the internet and review basic bio stuff or go the library and get biology for dummies and review you'll do great.
  7. by   live4today
    Hmmmmm...think I answered this question on another thread??? Anyhoo...Before I took A&P, I did take Biochemistry in Life Processes. Did it help me with A&P? NOPE...surely didn't! :kiss
  8. by   darby1
    Hello everyone,
    To answer your question, no you don't have to take Biology before taking A&P, but it would be helpful. Just start studying cell structure, and get that general stuff back in your head. After the first three chapters of A&P, I was pretty much even with the other students. I'm 40 y.o.a., and didn't take Biology in high school, because I didn't even graduate from high school! I started back to school (community college) two years ago, with only a G.E.D. to my credit. My first class was a CNA course to become certified, to try and supplement my income during the winter months (I'm a self employed builder). Anyway, I started out like some of the rest of the people here, as an older student. During my clinicals as a CNA student, I soon realized that I wanted to try and take it to the next level. My first classes were Anatomy & Physiology I, along with Algebra. Man, talk about being stressed out! I just had to study very hard (15 - 20 hrs. weekly), and I had a very patient instructor. I came out of both A&P I and II, with A's. For a long time, I wouldn't tell anyone my scores, because I thought I'd be bragging. My instructor assured me that if I, as an older student, could make these grades, that I had bragging rights. So to sum things up, yes you can do well in A&P, but you'll have to keep something in your hands and study, study, and then study some more! I never had enough time to make all the flash cards that I could come up with from some of those big chapters. I found it helpful to write my own notes, and this would seem to help keep myself a "mental" picture of some of this information. Also, we would sometimes have 5 or 6 diagrams to study and memorize, along with one or two essay questions for each test. I can honestly say that this has been my toughest class to date. The only way that I knew to study for this course, was to keep notes or diagrams near me at all times. I even had notes and diagrams pinned to the wall in the bathroom of my home There is at least ten or fifteen minutes daily that you have to spend taking care of business . My wife and daughter have learned a lot about A&P through this method. Finally, you can never seem to study enough for this class. I would have to know a thousand things, to get the hundred right that was on the test. Hang in there, and good luck. If I can be of help, feel free to get in touch. Sorry to be so wordy. PEACE. Darby
  9. by   RoxanneOrtiz
    originally posted by darby1
    hello everyone,
    to answer your question, no you don't have to take biology before taking a&p, but it would be helpful. just start studying cell structure, and get that general stuff back in your head. after the first three chapters of a&p, i was pretty much even with the other students. i'm 40 y.o.a., and didn't take biology in high school, because i didn't even graduate from high school! i started back to school (community college) two years ago, with only a g.e.d. to my credit. my first class was a cna course to become certified, to try and supplement my income during the winter months (i'm a self employed builder). anyway, i started out like some of the rest of the people here, as an older student. during my clinicals as a cna student, i soon realized that i wanted to try and take it to the next level. my first classes were anatomy & physiology i, along with algebra. man, talk about being stressed out! i just had to study very hard (15 - 20 hrs. weekly), and i had a very patient instructor. i came out of both a&p i and ii, with a's. for a long time, i wouldn't tell anyone my scores, because i thought i'd be bragging. my instructor assured me that if i, as an older student, could make these grades, that i had bragging rights. so to sum things up, yes you can do well in a&p, but you'll have to keep something in your hands and study, study, and then study some more! i never had enough time to make all the flash cards that i could come up with from some of those big chapters. i found it helpful to write my own notes, and this would seem to help keep myself a "mental" picture of some of this information. also, we would sometimes have 5 or 6 diagrams to study and memorize, along with one or two essay questions for each test. i can honestly say that this has been my toughest class to date. the only way that i knew to study for this course, was to keep notes or diagrams near me at all times. i even had notes and diagrams pinned to the wall in the bathroom of my home :d there is at least ten or fifteen minutes daily that you have to spend taking care of business :d . my wife and daughter have learned a lot about a&p through this method. finally, you can never seem to study enough for this class. i would have to know a thousand things, to get the hundred right that was on the test. hang in there, and good luck. if i can be of help, feel free to get in touch. sorry to be so wordy. peace. darby
    darby, thanks for your reply , great ideas. i can totally relate to you it seems what everyone learns after going over twice i have to go over five times and talk about studying , i study in my dreams , and believe it or not some things actually make sense . i wake up and say wow i got it . so im definitly determined. i also like yourself started community college with a ged and thats about it, i feel alittle scared but im determined!!!!!!!!! thats great that your family is learning to it helps them to understand alittle of what your dealing with. im seriously considering putting learning material posted all over my house , as you did in your bathroom!! great idea! :d
  10. by   kimtab
    I haven't had general bio since high school, and that was (gasp!) 18 years ago. I did fine in A&P I and I expect to do the same in II. If your advisor says you'll be okay you probably will be, but if you're worried- why not buy a course outline of General Bio and "brush up" before your semester starts.

    Kim

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