sno87 1,568 Views
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I have read a lot of great and useful tips and a lot ofwhich hit home for me. I am the type of student that doesn't know when to takea break when studying. When I get frustrated from not understanding something,instead of walking away and coming back to it I frustrate myself even more bybeating myself up for not understanding the material. I really do appreciateeveryone's feedback and response and I want to thank everyone for the wellwishes and support. I will definitely be reporting back with updates throughthe semester and encourage others to do the same.
Tomorrow is the first day of school and I am taking A&P 1 this semester. I was all excited and ready to go before but now I am flooded with anxiety. I have already tried to prepare myself by reading ahead but I also want to start a support thread for those taking this class as well or hear from others who have already taken the class (that always helps).
Wishing everyone much success this semester!
Someone made a comment about the nay sayers being people not happy with their own lives. I couldn't agree more. I have had everyone around me (excluding my immediate family) try to discourage me from my "friends", counselors, co-workers, people who should be supportive but are not. People who are stuck in dead end jobs and are miserable, and we all know "misery loves company". I had "friends" who would stop at nothing to discourage me with going forward with my dream, telling me it's too late, or saying that I would be selfish to go back to school when I should be working (at the same dead end job as them) to take care of my daughter, or asking how I could afford it. Now I am two classes away from reaching my goal which is finishing my pre-reqs to apply for nursing school. Thanks for the great post!
One thing I hear a lot of people saying is to make your own lunch and bring it with you instead of going out to eat, or going to the schools cafeteria. It's healthier (and cheaper) to take your own food. Perhaps you could make a big meal of something like rice and beans or something in a slow cooker on Sunday, and portion it out throughout the week. And drink water instead of...well, pretty much anything else. If you get hungry while studying, go take a brief walk, hit the water fountain and take in a good deal to satisfy your hunger instead of eating something like chips or soda.
When I was in school for my first degree, my lunch typically consisted of a sandwich, a small cup of fruit, a plastic snack bag of vegetables of some kind, maybe a candy, and a water bottle.
I was just talking about this with my mother today. Actually I am quite the opposite. When classes start, I tend to lose weight and eat less than normal. I just get so consumed with class work and studying all of the time that I just don't really have the time (or make time) to eat. My four year old makes fun of me and says I look like a skeleton because my cheeks become so hollow. I have got to do better this semester!
There is only one day I can take micro this fall. On this day the class is offered twice. Prof A has pretty bad ratings, Professor B has none. I assume Professor B is a new teacher. I've also heard from someone who took Professor A's class and she said stay away!
What to do!?
I'm not going to give up. I'll do whatever it takes.
These are some really good tips because I too have been experiencing a little anxiety. Three more days left before starting my Anatomy class.
And thank you!
This semester I am taking A&P I with lab and English 1302. Then I will be left with only A&P II/lab to take next semester. I too, accept the challenge!
I am taking A&P I and college algebra this semester
A&P II and Micro next semester....I can apply to one of the nursing programs that I am applying to this spring and with ANY luck be accepted in the fall class....that is the ideal situation!
I'm taking a&p2, micro, math and an LNA course. I just mapped out my weekly schedule using the article on this site about getting As in all your classes... I'm going to be a busy bee and I didn't even factor in my volunteer hours because I still have to find out what they are. Last semester of prereqs before applying by December 1st! I accept the 4.0 challenge!
Yes, I can not wait I will be taking A&P I and start on the 26th as well. Good luck!
Hey there iexpress! I had been trying to register for A&P I at the South East campus for the longest and had absolutely no luck. But I am partly to blame for waiting so long when I knew when priority registration was. Anyhow just 2 days ago I was fortunate to come across one opening at the North West campus (which is out of my way) but I am still taking my other class at the SE campus, which is also where I will be doing most of my studying since it is so close to my house. Well, good luck this semester!
I scored a 90 on my HESI that I took at West Coast University. However, I really want to apply to TCC's nursing program. Does anyone know if the HESI administered at West Coast University would be acceptable or accepted at TCC? Thanks in advance!
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