Microbiology class - page 2

I have returned to school after about 11 years, and I am taking micro in the fall. I am so nervous about this class! To any of you that have already taken this - are there any good study guides or... Read More

  1. by   emily_mom
    I took Microbiology last fall with a brand new instructor. She had some teaching issues (as in, didn't know how to) and she ended up giving us open book tests the entire semester. Guess who got an A?? But, I didn't learn anything and with going in to Patho; I am petrified. I saw a great book @ Borders called Microbiology for Dummies. I plan to purchase it this summer (whenever clinicals are done!!) and try to learn something!! Like everyone else has said...it's all in the instructor!

    Good luck to you!

    Kristy
  2. by   smile_katrin
    I am also in micro now . I am not sure even where to begin to study. I only have had 2 classes. Lab sounds like it might be interresting. ahhhhhh thanks for the input
  3. by   Daytonite
    Quote from smile_katrin
    i am also in micro now . i am not sure even where to begin to study. i only have had 2 classes. lab sounds like it might be interresting. ahhhhhh thanks for the input
    the link to the mcgraw-hill textbook on microbiology given on the previous page of this thread is still a good link. just click on "student center" to enter the area that has learning activities and quizzes by chapters of the book. here are some of what i think are the best links i have for microbiology. hope you find these helpful.

    http://www.bact.wisc.edu/microtextbook/index.php - this is a free online textbook of microbiology – lots of links to information. a very extensive site of information.

    http://www.textbookofbacteriology.net/ - todar's online textbook of bacteriology links in to all kinds of information for students of microbiology. this textbook is maintained by a professor at the university of wisconsin-madison.
    Last edit by Daytonite on Oct 6, '08 : Reason: removed inactive link
  4. by   allthingsbright
    ashemom, are you going to PVCC? i think we posted back and forth a couple years ago.

    i know all the instructors there and would be happy to help you pick out a good one for micro. the nursing instructors there are AMAZING! i love them!

    anyway, email me or pm me if you like and i will give you the low-down!

    i am taking micro this semester and it will be hard i think, but interesting.
  5. by   smilin_gp
    For micro, I actually ended up doing well by making flashcards from the lecture packet (I did do the readings but didn't find the books helpful at all) and then having friends and SO "quiz me". Helped with both sptting back pathogens/diseases/effects and for forcing me to explain micro concepts verbally. Enjoyed a class, and was very relieved by the A
  6. by   Rosa2Little
    Quote from ashemson
    I have returned to school after about 11 years, and I am taking micro in the fall. I am so nervous about this class! To any of you that have already taken this - are there any good study guides or books that I could possible get this summer to help me out when I start school? I heard about a book called "Microbiology made ridiculously simple" - anyone read this? It's supposed to be pretty good I guess.

    Thanks!
    I bought the Microbiology Made Ridiculously Simple book to supplement my Micro text last semester, and I liked it very much. I found it helpful, and plan to use it again for Pharm class next fall. Good Luck!
  7. by   KungFuFtr
    Quote from ashemson
    Great! I am going to a CC in the fall, I have never attended there before, so I have no idea what kind of instructor I will have. From what you guys have all said, I sure hope I get a good one! Thanks you guys!:roll

    Try www.ratemyprofessor.com
    for student's opinions.

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