*microbiology Summer 07* - page 4

Hi All! I peeked and didn't see a thread for those of us brave souls attempting micro this summer so I thought I would just start one! :spin: My class starts July 2nd, but I'm already getting a... Read More

  1. by   dani_girl
    Sam.. will try to post in the next few days.. if it doesn't go up.. (sometimes my computer is really dumb.. will email directly.. but Warning.. really large!
  2. by   MelanyJ
    Quote from Kina21
    i bought the half size index cards and made colored drawings of the slides. we have a set to memorize...good luck to ya
    GREAT IDEA! Thanks for the tip! I have 1 month before my class starts and I honestly wish it would just start so I can quit dreading it, and GET IT DONE!!!!
  3. by   CuriousMe
    I haven't taken Micro yet (I start at the end of June) but when we were covering histology in A&P I found images of the slides online and then put them on my flash cards.....the reality is I draw terribly; so I needed to find another way of getting the information onto my flashcards

    Peace,
    Cathie
  4. by   Toey
    Micro was one of my not so good classes, but it was tailored towards alllied health so it made it somewhat interesting. Here are some tips you can use that might make labs easier.

    If you are being graded on a pure culture, and you have a few colonies of "extra" bacteria, just scrape them off, might be considered cheating, but I wasn't going to waste 2 more dys of lab to grow another plate.

    When we were being graded on slide presentation, instead of dying the bacteria with crystal violet and saphron <sp>, if you know it is gram pos. or gram neg, just dye it the color it is supposed to be, that way any stray bacteria that might be a diffrent color won't accept the stain. You will have a perfectly blue, or red slide. and it saves you 45 seconds
  5. by   Predaking
    Yes....just found out that I got an "A" in my microbiology class this past semester. Physiology next and I can apply to my local college's RN program.
  6. by   BoopRN
    I start my summer semester tomorrow. 8 glorious weeks of micro and A&P. I'm kinda freaked about taking them together, but I see I'm not the only one. Good luck to all!!!

    Bobbi Rene'
  7. by   MelanyJ
    Quote from Predaking
    Yes....just found out that I got an "A" in my microbiology class this past semester. Physiology next and I can apply to my local college's RN program.
    CONGRATS!!!
    Any tips for us?!?!
  8. by   MelanyJ
    Quote from boop777
    I start my summer semester tomorrow. 8 glorious weeks of micro and A&P. I'm kinda freaked about taking them together, but I see I'm not the only one. Good luck to all!!!

    Bobbi Rene'

    GOOD LUCK BOBBI!

    I start one of my summer classes tomorrow also, but my micro doesn't start until July 2nd. Deep breaths.... we will all survive!!!!
  9. by   Predaking
    Quote from MelanyJ
    CONGRATS!!!
    Any tips for us?!?!
    It helps to have a cool teacher....not one of those anal type Nazi teachers. I can't stand teachers like that(I'll drop that class in heartbeat). I study and listen better with a more laid back type teacher.

    So yes, make sure you get a teacher you can work with and not just enroll in a class because you need that subject. You get the right teacher and everything will fall into place.
  10. by   justme1972


    I studied almost 25 hours for an exam we had today and I knew when I finished it I wouldn't get an A, and now I don't even think I got a B.

    ALL of the major things that he said to study...things that I knew well..none of those were on the exam. Silly stuff like how many carbons were in glucose, were (I didn't know the formula, because it was never mentioned, I could, however, recognize a Lewis-dot structure)...little things like that will cause you to screw up an exam.

    I am so down right now...this is only Chapter 2, and 3 is MASSIVE...I HAVE to do well on the next one.

    I'm just really down right now.
  11. by   Predaking
    Quote from Hopefull2009


    I studied almost 25 hours for an exam we had today and I knew when I finished it I wouldn't get an A, and now I don't even think I got a B.

    ALL of the major things that he said to study...things that I knew well..none of those were on the exam. Silly stuff like how many carbons were in glucose, were (I didn't know the formula, because it was never mentioned, I could, however, recognize a Lewis-dot structure)...little things like that will cause you to screw up an exam.

    I am so down right now...this is only Chapter 2, and 3 is MASSIVE...I HAVE to do well on the next one.

    I'm just really down right now.
    Not to cause you anymore stress and I'm not trying to downplay the importance of microbiology, but if you're going to stress out over anything, it should be the RN NCLEX when you take that in the future. Microbiology, Anatomy, and Physiology mean nothing to me (gee, maybe because I'm an experienced LVN).

    If you're stressing out over a prerequisite class, wait until you hit the floor as an RN. RN's today barely remember their microbiogy class(atleast the older nurses I've worked with).
  12. by   fiveofpeep
    Quote from Predaking
    Not to cause you anymore stress and I'm not trying to downplay the importance of microbiology, but if you're going to stress out over anything, it should be the RN NCLEX when you take that in the future. Microbiology, Anatomy, and Physiology mean nothing to me (gee, maybe because I'm an experienced LVN).

    If you're stressing out over a prerequisite class, wait until you hit the floor as an RN. RN's today barely remember their microbiogy class(atleast the older nurses I've worked with).
    ouchie thats harsh. today seems like a everyone be mean day.

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    I know what you mean though about having an ambiguous teacher. I played that game all last semester and it was awful. Im taking micro over the summer now and I love my teacher. She has no secrets

    My mom, who is an RN, just kept telling me that having bad teachers makes you a better student. I just learned to study all the random info in addition to what they said we needed to know. Go above and beyond and you will have less stress and come out on top. Thats how I managed an A with a teacher who gave me no guidance.
  13. by   justme1972
    Quote from maggiofliore
    ouchie thats harsh. today seems like a everyone be mean day.

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    I know what you mean though about having an ambiguous teacher. I played that game all last semester and it was awful. Im taking micro over the summer now and I love my teacher. She has no secrets

    My mom, who is an RN, just kept telling me that having bad teachers makes you a better student. I just learned to study all the random info in addition to what they said we needed to know. Go above and beyond and you will have less stress and come out on top. Thats how I managed an A with a teacher who gave me no guidance.
    Hey, I actually posted this in the wrong forum...I'm taking an AP class, but Lord knows I needed the sympathetic ear all the same.

    I finally think I have figured out where he is taking about 85% of the test questions from. Something just "clicked"...I'm going to start with those and move my way up.

    I agree...I don't have a choice but to be worried about my class. Grades that are not vowels don't get you into graduate school!

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