Please, be honest! - page 3

how many of you have already started studying for next semester? i have to come clean! :eek: i have purchased most of my books. i would have purchased them all, but some are not in, yet. in... Read More

  1. by   ladyj
    StudentSandra, I am on the west side, near MO.
  2. by   StudentSandra
    originally posted by ladyj
    studentsandra, i am on the west side, near mo.
    darn
  3. by   GPatty
    I can't even go to the bookstore until January 2nd! That's when my financial aid comes in. But yes, I would LOVE to have my books so I could study!
    I was actually looking up things in my old books last night just to keep up a little and not feel so behind!
    Julie
  4. by   craff1
    Got my pharmacology book $2 cheaper online, delivered to my door, than I could get a used one and drive about 45 minutes to the bookstore to get it (PLUS the bookstore would not hold a used copy for me until I could get there, so heck with 'em!)

    Check Amazon guys!! Look up your books and then see if it has a "buy it used" button after it. I saved money!! I also found a book that was recommended by one of our nurses here, it's called Life Support. So far it's dynamite. It's not a text, but a book about nursing. It follows an oncology nurse, a home health nurse and I forget what the 3rd nurse does. Gives commentary (sp) on the shortage, etc. (Man, we need a spell checker here!!!)
    Anyway, this is NOT and ADVERTISEMENT (Brandy ) but a helpful hint from a fellow broke student!

    I've read the first couple of chapters so far. I've also been checking out the Veterinary Drug Handbook at the hospital. Yesterday I was reading up on Atropine and Epi. Can't hurt! I've got pharmacology on intercession too. We should start a new intercession thread!

    Love ya guys,
    Cheryl
  5. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by craff1
    Got my pharmacology book $2 cheaper online, delivered to my door, than I could get a used one and drive about 45 minutes to the bookstore to get it (PLUS the bookstore would not hold a used copy for me until I could get there, so heck with 'em!)

    Check Amazon guys!! Look up your books and then see if it has a "buy it used" button after it. I saved money!! I also found a book that was recommended by one of our nurses here, it's called Life Support. So far it's dynamite. It's not a text, but a book about nursing. It follows an oncology nurse, a home health nurse and I forget what the 3rd nurse does. Gives commentary (sp) on the shortage, etc. (Man, we need a spell checker here!!!)
    Anyway, this is NOT and ADVERTISEMENT (Brandy ) but a helpful hint from a fellow broke student!

    I've read the first couple of chapters so far. I've also been checking out the Veterinary Drug Handbook at the hospital. Yesterday I was reading up on Atropine and Epi. Can't hurt! I've got pharmacology on intercession too. We should start a new intercession thread!

    Love ya guys,
    Cheryl

    Cheryl,
    Is the author of the "Life Support" book Tess Gerritsen? I just went to Amazon.com, if that is the correct book the used is only .45. wow. Thanks, Marie
  6. by   rosemadder
    Don't forget to check Allbookstores.com. They have over 30 bookstores and will find you the cheapest price! I saved over $100.00 last semester buying online.
  7. by   Katnip
    I've already read the first 6 chapters for my class that starts Wednesday. That's more out of self-defense, since it's a three week course and we're doing six hours of lecture a day. I'm guessing it's a chapter an hour like all the others have been. Easy stuff, though. Mostly history and background of nursing.
  8. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by cyberkat
    I've already read the first 6 chapters for my class that starts Wednesday. That's more out of self-defense, since it's a three week course and we're doing six hours of lecture a day. I'm guessing it's a chapter an hour like all the others have been. Easy stuff, though. Mostly history and background of nursing.
    cyberkat, that is so cool what you have done already NEAT !

    I don't start again until Jan. 14, have a few books but no syllabuses. Happy Holidays!

    Marie
  9. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    Guilty!
    I have almost compleated the A&P II lab homework for the semester starting January 26th. I found that the homework in API, mostly consisting of a sort of "where's Waldo" type of fact finding in the manual and blurry, non-matching schematic fill-in-the-blanks format, was very time consuming and distracting me from valuble memorization time.
    In a few days I'll start on the flash cards for lecture and hopefully have them completed by the start of semester so I can concentrate on Human Developement and Comp I and just have to memorize in Anatomy. It was the preparation of flashcards and the lab homework that seemed to be soooo time consuming last semester.

    GO NERDS!
  10. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by Peeps Mcarthur
    Guilty!
    I have almost compleated the A&P II lab homework for the semester starting January 26th. I found that the homework in API, mostly consisting of a sort of "where's Waldo" type of fact finding in the manual and blurry, non-matching schematic fill-in-the-blanks format, was very time consuming and distracting me from valuble memorization time.
    In a few days I'll start on the flash cards for lecture and hopefully have them completed by the start of semester so I can concentrate on Human Developement and Comp I and just have to memorize in Anatomy. It was the preparation of flashcards and the lab homework that seemed to be soooo time consuming last semester.

    GO NERDS!
    Hi Peeps,
    What section are you starting on in A&P II? Topic. thanks, marie
  11. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    Marie,
    We're starting out with Cardiovascular anatomy. Fetal pig heart and cat discection for the study of the arterial/venous system. Then on to Pulmonary, Digestive and Reproductive.
    I made a commitment to the Honors section of Anatomy. It will consist of weekly presentations to the class about diseases related to current course content. I'm VERY stoked about that. I'm looking forward to showing what I'm made of.
    Since lecture is heavily physiological,(and my instructor is kind of a kook) I guess I'll be starting my chemistry/pharmacology studies a little early. My instructor also loves the nervouse system so I guess that electrical conduction will be at the top of the list.
    I'm glad I started the lab homework. It's very time consuming, but I think in a week I'll have it whipped.( I made that very same claim last week!)
    Do you have a fill-in-the-blanks type of format to your lab homework? The anatomical charts that we have to fill in are horrendous Some of the field the organs are in is mostly blacked out or blurry. How the hell am I supposed to identify that crap? It just pisses me off to get a 9/10 on a TAKEHOME assingment for crying out loud.
    How about you?
    Brad
  12. by   old-master
    I started a year before I even entered into school, I wanted to be ahead!
    So, I was a super-jedi nerd!
    old-master has spoken......
  13. by   hugman95
    studying doesn't make you a nerd - it makes you prepared and shows you're interested!



    i've been studying pharmacology for three months now in preparation for spring quarter. i have to admit, though, that i have another motivator - i'm starting to work as a med-tech next week. i've worked at this facility for eight years and it's my turn to work the med cart. i'm very excited.

    is anyone else working as a med-tech?

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