I just don't really get what people always talk about, how hard these classes are. I just finished pathophys with a B, and that's because I hardly even opened up the book to study. I have been busy with other stuff and didn't bother, really. I did the assignments of course, but study for the exams...nah. Perhaps it helped some that I am an ex hypochondriac, I have already studied all the diseases and what can go wrong, in fact, I have had them all! One of the reasons I want to be a nurse now, but that's another story.
Hey, patho is what its all about anyways, nurses treat sick people. It is quite interesting, more so than any anatomy and physiology class.
Just attend the lectures, hope that your professor gives good ones where you can interact to some degree to make it more "alive" and keep you from falling asleep. Work on the assignments, they are easy anyways. Professors usually also gives hints about what they are going to ask on the essay questions, so pay attention. The rest is just childs play multiple choice questions.
Go online and study disease and disease process, it is probably more fun than to read from the boring old book.
With the right attitude and don't go into this class listening to all the people who say it is so hard, anyone can do good in patho or even better. It is NOT rocket science!!!