*** A&P II Winter 2006 Club *** - page 5

well, it's about time to start this thread, i think!! let's get our bearings and see who all is in the same boat in january! i finish up the first half of a&p with a comprehensive exam on... Read More

  1. by   ChristineN
    I'll be going back Jan 3rd. My school uses Elaine Marieb's "Anatomy and Physiology" text and her "Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab Manual: Cat Version." I use the lab manual more than the text.
  2. by   Carebear77
    kayel- good luck when school starts. That is really wierd they don't give you a grade for A&P 1 and combine it with 2. Neer heard of it. For my A&P2 we will be using the same book nad lab manual however. So that will be nice not having to buy more books for that. (unless they decided to go to a different version of the same book...that always seems to happen to me )
    I'm really enjoying this time off though. Needed a re-charge. I have heard A&P 2 is easier. I hope so
    I did very good last semester. my GPA was 3.95 not bad...would hae loved a 4.0 again ,but I got a A- in my doses class. Ohwell.
    Hopefully this semester will e a 4.0

    TTYL
  3. by   sumthnspecial
    Hi, count me in. My school does things a little different though. I dont take A&P I and II, we have a semester of Anatomy and then a semester of Physiology...different classes, different teachers. I took Anatomy last semester(got an A), and I am taking Physio this semester along with Micro . This is my last semester before applying to the nursing program.
    Amber

    p.s. My classes are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, so I start Jan. 17
  4. by   TRINI_RN
    I start on the 9th as well. Like Carebear77 we'll be using the same textbook and Lab manual. Thank goodness for that, books are expensive. My hubby left on December 20th to go to Bahrain (middle east) for one year so all I'll be doing is studying next semester. I'm spending the holidays with my family and just trying to let my brain relax!
  5. by   TerreP
    Quote from kayel
    I was trying to clean up the first post of this thread re links. If anyone has any comments on which sites were the most helpful to them or additional ones, please post and let us know! (or if any don't work or are not good, etc.)

    There sure are a lot of sites out there .. I didn't get a chance to explore them very much. I basically tried to categorize them a little more and get rid of ones that seemed to be more pertaining to A&P I or that didn't work.

    During the school year, I tend to use these sites only when I'm working on a specific topic or else I get bogged down. What about you guys?


    What text are you using? We are continuing with "Principles of Anatomy and Physiology" by Tortora and Derrickson.
    Using the Tortora one too, but it's the 11th edition. For A&P1, we used the 10th, so I had to buy the new book. Found it on eBay for about $30 less than at the school bookstore though, which was good!

    Terre
  6. by   Jen51699
    We are using the Hole's Human Anatomy and Physiology 10th ed.

    Jen
  7. by   kayel
    Quote from TerreP
    Using the Tortora one too, but it's the 11th edition. For A&P1, we used the 10th, so I had to buy the new book. Found it on eBay for about $30 less than at the school bookstore though, which was good!

    Terre
    Too bad they are making you get the next edition! That sucks!! We are using the 11th .. from the looks of things, the last book they used wasn't very different (not sure if it was the 10th but it looked quite a bit the same). WTG on your eBay purchase!!!
  8. by   Julie64
    We are using Tortora 11th edition too. We also used for API last qrt, but several of the students who were repeating the class just kept their 10th edition from last time. I found mine online for $100 new and was totally stoked . We start classes on Tuesday. I have REALLY enjoyed this break!
  9. by   kayel
    Quote from Julie64
    We are using Tortora 11th edition too. We also used for API last qrt, but several of the students who were repeating the class just kept their 10th edition from last time. I found mine online for $100 new and was totally stoked . We start classes on Tuesday. I have REALLY enjoyed this break!
    GREAT price! I can't believe how much my texts and study guides, yada yada yada were! That is the same with students in my class. In fact, sometimes the prof goes from the old text and it's always just in a slightly different spot -- same info as far as I've been able to tell!! I am enjoying the break too .. I should really be into my Nutrition books, though. Bleah. Oh well, one more night of freedom!

    Tomorrow ask me if I've started what I was supposed to get done over break, okay? LOL
  10. by   Julie64
    Quote from kayel
    GREAT price! I can't believe how much my texts and study guides, yada yada yada were! That is the same with students in my class. In fact, sometimes the prof goes from the old text and it's always just in a slightly different spot -- same info as far as I've been able to tell!! I am enjoying the break too .. I should really be into my Nutrition books, though. Bleah. Oh well, one more night of freedom!

    Tomorrow ask me if I've started what I was supposed to get done over break, okay? LOL
    I know, a friend had actually loaned me her 10th edition, but when they switched to 11th in the Fall, I thought I HAD to have the new one. NOT!! My teacher actually likes the old one better too, except for some of the new illustrations. One day last qtr she actually said "I'd like to drop-kick this book right out the door!" in a moment of frustration. Oh well.

    Anyhow, I know what you mean about what you were supposed to get done. Me too. But, I know I'm about to go back into overdrive, so I'll just get it done then I guess. I even tried starting on the edocrine system this afternoon, but my brain just wasn't having any of it

    -Julie
  11. by   kayel
    Quote from Julie64
    IMy teacher actually likes the old one better too, except for some of the new illustrations.
    I know .. our prof likes the old one better too. However, I think he would prefer another text altogether as he is a physiologist and says that the book is written by anatomists. I do like the text as I feel it does explain it the way I can understand it .. but sometimes in too much detail and then I use some other source to try to refocus my brain.

    Quote from Julie64
    I even tried starting on the endocrine system this afternoon, but my brain just wasn't having any of it.
    Ooooo I can imagine!! That just sounds nasty at the moment! We really do need the time off, I think. Now it's been 2 weeks and 2 days since I've studied and I can't figure out if my brain is returning from or to mush! I really meant to start 2 days ago but, oh well! I am tagging along with dh tomorrow to do some business calls out of town -- I think without the kids -- so I will study on the way and while he is in his calls. That will be my breakthrough! LOL

    So which chapter are you on? I am too lazy to take my book out of the shelf and see where the endocrine system is.
  12. by   Julie64
    The Endocrine system is in chapter 18. I'm not really even sure if that's where we're starting back up next week, since I don't have the syllabus yet. I was a little bummed that I couldn't get it before the break, but now I'm actually grateful. It forced me to chill out, LOL.

    I think we are starting there though because a friend who was in AP2 last qtr with the same teacher says they started there. Also, we sort of raced through the special senses in ch.17 on the last lecture day.

    As far as the book goes, I usually read the chapter through once, spend a lot of time on the pertinent illustrations and diagrams and rely heavily on other web-sites when I don't get something, so I REALLY appreciate all the links you've posted.

    I love the anatomy part of this class, but the physiology really gets to me. Sometimes I feel like I read the same explanations over and over again without them sinking in. Our teacher also gives us fairly detailed notes to follow along in her lecture and it's good to study from those. For our final I must have made myself 350 flashcards-but it worked

    Uh-oh, I feel my brain starting to kick back into to gear, just writing all of this....I think I'm getting a little excited about going back...but not too soon
  13. by   sumthnspecial
    Quote from Jen51699
    We are using the Hole's Human Anatomy and Physiology 10th ed.

    Jen
    I used this book last semester for my Anatomy class, good book. I am jealous that everyone knows what books they are using for next semester. I emailed my teacher but haven't heard anything yet. I would like to try to get it cheaper on the internet before school starts.
    Amber

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