I Need Some Advise.....Please

  1. I am in my second semester of pre-reqs and I feel like College Bio is pushing me away from fulfilling my dreams. I did very well last semester and I am not too concerned about my other three classes, but this BIO class is scaring me!!!

    Unfortunately, I dropped out very early on in school and I never learned this periodic table, atoms and all this stuff. Is there any advise? I already spoke to my prof. and expressed if there was some tutoring I can attend, but he doesn't know.

    I just feel so lost in this class.
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  2. 23 Comments

  3. by   2banurse
    I'm sending you a PM.

    Kris
  4. by   renerian
    I did not have high school chemistry either and let me tell you I passed by the skin of my teeth. Hang in there!

    renerian
  5. by   Momto2Boys
    Originally posted by renerian
    I did not have high school chemistry either and let me tell you I passed by the skin of my teeth. Hang in there!

    renerian
    Thanks. I am going to hang in there and I am going to try my best in there. As long as I get a "c" just to go on that is what I am concerned about.

    Yvonne
  6. by   colleen10
    Oh Yvonne,

    I am so sorry. I absolutely stink at Chem and trust me, if I had advice on how to get through Chem. I would have used it myself.

    Like my dad always told me, "just pray to the "C" god."

    I truly believe there are some things that I just "don't get" and anything related to Chem is one of them.

    My transfer of credits from college is currently under review by the Nursing Department and I am praying that they don't make me take Basic Chem again.

    I don't know what to tell you except try your best to muddle through it.

    Good Luck,
    Col
  7. by   fab4fan
    I can appreciate your frustration with chem; I had it in HS,and was terrible. What was even more frustrating was that in class, I'd know the stuff, but when it came time for a test, I would just flame out.

    I spent time before and after school with the chem teacher who had the patience of Job, but it never failed. Come test time, I'd freeze and it was like I was reading Greek.

    I should have gotten a "D", but he gave me a "C". When I asked him about that, he said he didn't have the heart to give me a "D" because I tried so hard, and he knew that somewhere I really did know the info. (Bless him)

    I did OK in nursing school; not sure why. Just study, see if you can meet with him when he has office hours, and check out who does well in your class...maybe someone would be willing to tutor you.
  8. by   GayleD
    Yvonne,

    Hang in there . . . you'll be fine. There is a book out there called Chemistry for the Microbiology Student. Basically, it's a book of condensed information and them some quiz questions with the answers right in the margins.

    It was a help to me with all the atoms and bonding etc. .
    Good luck,

    Gayle
  9. by   NurseDianne
    Well now........you know what they call the nurse that graduates the last in her class don't you?

    NURSE

    Hang in there and make it out w/ a C!
  10. by   Momto2Boys
    Originally posted by fab4fan
    I can appreciate your frustration with chem; I had it in HS,and was terrible. What was even more frustrating was that in class, I'd know the stuff, but when it came time for a test, I would just flame out.

    I spent time before and after school with the chem teacher who had the patience of Job, but it never failed. Come test time, I'd freeze and it was like I was reading Greek.

    I should have gotten a "D", but he gave me a "C". When I asked him about that, he said he didn't have the heart to give me a "D" because I tried so hard, and he knew that somewhere I really did know the info. (Bless him)

    I did OK in nursing school; not sure why. Just study, see if you can meet with him when he has office hours, and check out who does well in your class...maybe someone would be willing to tutor you.
    Thanks! Glad to hear that you made it through everything. I wish I had your teacher!
  11. by   Momto2Boys
    Originally posted by GayleD
    Yvonne,

    Hang in there . . . you'll be fine. There is a book out there called Chemistry for the Microbiology Student. Basically, it's a book of condensed information and them some quiz questions with the answers right in the margins.

    It was a help to me with all the atoms and bonding etc. .
    Good luck,

    Gayle
    Hey thanks Gayle! I will look into that book you suggested!
  12. by   Momto2Boys
    Originally posted by NurseDianne
    Well now........you know what they call the nurse that graduates the last in her class don't you?

    NURSE

    Hang in there and make it out w/ a C!
    Oh I feel so good about going to my class tonight. Your right who cares what your GPA is.....I just want a C to move on.
  13. by   Momto2Boys
    Originally posted by colleen10
    Oh Yvonne,

    I am so sorry. I absolutely stink at Chem and trust me, if I had advice on how to get through Chem. I would have used it myself.

    Like my dad always told me, "just pray to the "C" god."

    I truly believe there are some things that I just "don't get" and anything related to Chem is one of them.

    My transfer of credits from college is currently under review by the Nursing Department and I am praying that they don't make me take Basic Chem again.

    I don't know what to tell you except try your best to muddle through it.

    Good Luck,
    Col
    I will be praying to the "C" god tonight!
  14. by   JudithL_in_NH
    Most institutions have some kind of Academic Support department where students can go for tutoring. I go to a teeny tech in Nowhere, NH, and we have one! So you may want to ask your registrar's office or student services office what they offer.

    If your school has some kind of an honors program, often those students are willing to tutor as well, often for free, cuz it looks good on grad school applications. Or, as someone else said, maybe even somebody in the class would be willing to help out.

    Your instructor could have been a bit more supportive and offered some alternatives! I'd say to certainly hit him/her up for extra help during office hours, and ask tons of questions in class. If you don't understand something, odds are there are half a dozen other students who don't either, but won't speak up.

    Odds are, you'll do fine . . . you obviously care how well you do, and that's the first step! Just direct your energy toward studying and asking questions, and work hard to not fall behind. You'll get there!

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