Homework on first day? - page 3

My first day of nursing school is July 8th. The calendar is in terms so I have two classes until the fall. The two classes that I have are A&P 1 and college algebra. From your experience did they... Read More

  1. by   lifelearningrn
    In nursing school we had homework DUE the first day... they gave us the assignments (about 2.5 hrs worth) during orientation before the semester started.

    In A/P there was no "homework" but lots of studying and reading for the exams. Expect lots of homework in your math classes.
    Last edit by lifelearningrn on Jul 1, '13
  2. by   lifelearningrn
    Quote from sharpeimom
    You're in college now. There will be lots of reading, tests, homework etc. To quote that old phrase one more time, "Pull on your big girl panties and deal with it!"

    It's all worth it in the end.
    This is kind of rude-- she wasn't complaining about having homework. She was asking what to expect on her first day.

    I don't understand while people here have to be so condescending.
  3. by   elegant.lil.lady
    We had a ton of reading ands studying already after the first day. Plus the professors went over the syllabus so we could begin working on papers/projects/presentations. I started reading already before the first day of class, just to keep up. You really do not want to fall behind with your school work.
  4. by   cmthmpsn
    I have been in an out of college, with multiple majors in fields as diverse as music, theatre, mass communication, French, math, science, and now nursing for over 20 years. EVERY college class I have ever taken has homework from the first day, even if it is only reading some chapters to be prepared for the next lecture. I quickly figured out, even back in the pre-digital age, to read at least the first chapter of each textbook BEFORE the first day of class, as it won't take the entire first class for the prof to go over the syllabus and talk about his/her expectations. They will begin lecturing that first class, especially in Summer Term, as those are usually longer class periods for a shorter number of weeks than regular terms. In today's digital age, expect to get an email, or access to BlackBoard or whatever online resource the school uses, about a week before the class starts. That email or BlackBoard access will contain the syllabus and information on what you should read to be ready for the first day of class. If you don't get that reading done ahead of time, you will be behind and have to catch up with a double serving of reading/homework after that first class.
  5. by   Jeepchick97
    Quote from yaneau
    Very few of my pre-req classes assigned homework. There was readings and self teachings that I needed to following through with on a regular basis though. It really depends on your program. Mine we were graded purely on our tests.
    I had no hw in either A&P I or A&P II. My grades were based on my lab exam scores and my lecture exam scores. I started my 'portfolio' right after the first class. This was where I took pics. of the models, printed and labeled them, and started memorizing/learning the structures and I also made TONS of note cards. You can't get behind in these classes.
    Last edit by Jeepchick97 on Jul 1, '13
  6. by   nurseprnRN
    Quote from moonchild86
    This is kind of rude-- she wasn't complaining about having homework. She was asking what to expect on her first day.

    I don't understand while people here have to be so condescending.
    Because for a lot of people it's better to get a sharp reality check before you're in trouble than afterward.
  7. by   Tinker88
    I took A&P online through U of Memphis. We were given a syllabus and a calendar for all due dates. Our first assignment was a "What Kind of Learner Are You?" activity. It was a way for the professor to get to know us better since he was teaching over the computer. There was a lot of reading from the text and lab text, written assignments, experiments, quizzes, and tests. We had a quiz every week and a test every other week. My course was very organized and I wrote down everything in my personal calendar.