*microbiology Summer 07* - page 5

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   aisforamanda
    Guess I should jump on the bandwagon here!

    My micro class starts on Monday. 8 week class, 5 days a week! And on top of it, 3 days a week it starts at 7:30 am and I live 20-30 min from the school! No good! But it was the only class I could get into, the rest were full!

    Good luck to everyone!
  2. by   Daytonite
    hi, guys! i just posted these links for another student on a different forum who was looking for some help with microbiology. good luck to all of you!

    http://student.ccbcmd.edu/courses/bio141/lecguide/ - links within this lecture guide take you to information on subjects taught in this microbiology class of dr. kaiser at the community college of baltimore county. there are some quiz questions within the linked pages. http://student.ccbcmd.edu/~gkaiser/goshp.html will link you into his lecture notes, illustrations, animations and photographs as well as a lab manual

    http://www.biochem4schools.org/ - this biochem 4 schools, an online collection of links to biochemistry tutorials for students, this is such an extensive site it is better to use the search feature to input a keyword to bring up tutorials you will be interested in.

    http://www.bact.wisc.edu/microtextbook/index.php - this is a free online textbook of microbiology - lots of links to information. a very extensive site of information.

    http://cwx.prenhall.com/brock/ - this link will take you into the online companion study guide for students for brock's biology of microorganisms, 8th edition. at the bottom of the page you chose a chapter and click on the link to "begin". you will have access to the chapter note, multiple choice questions with hints and scoring where you will be given the correct answers.

    http://www.textbookofbacteriology.net/ - todar's online textbook of bacteriology links in to all kinds of information for students of microbiology. this textbook is maintained by a professor at the university of wisconsin-madison.

    http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/cellmicro/nester/ - student assistant site from mcgraw hill for nester, anderson, roberts microbiology: a human perspective textbook. click on the "student center" to enter the learning activities and quizzes.

    http://www.nursingjourney.com/quizzes.html - check out the micro quizzes
  3. by   MelanyJ
    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).
    I'm sure that hopeful2009 was just upset because she/he wants to have good grades. I TOTALLY understand! I am the same way! I think if there were a few less C-student nurses the world would be a better place!

    Hopeful2009- Don't get to upset over it. As you said, it is still early in the class, and in my experience, the chemistry and all of that tend to come first. And to add to Predaking's post, a less-than-perfect grade in micro doesn't make you a bad nurse. Chin up!!!
  4. by   MelanyJ
    Quote from daytonite
    hi, guys! i just posted these links for another student on a different forum who was looking for some help with microbiology. good luck to all of you!

    http://student.ccbcmd.edu/courses/bio141/lecguide/ - links within this lecture guide take you to information on subjects taught in this microbiology class of dr. kaiser at the community college of baltimore county. there are some quiz questions within the linked pages. http://student.ccbcmd.edu/~gkaiser/goshp.html will link you into his lecture notes, illustrations, animations and photographs as well as a lab manual

    http://www.biochem4schools.org/ - this biochem 4 schools, an online collection of links to biochemistry tutorials for students, this is such an extensive site it is better to use the search feature to input a keyword to bring up tutorials you will be interested in.

    http://www.bact.wisc.edu/microtextbook/index.php - this is a free online textbook of microbiology - lots of links to information. a very extensive site of information.

    http://cwx.prenhall.com/brock/ - this link will take you into the online companion study guide for students for brock's biology of microorganisms, 8th edition. at the bottom of the page you chose a chapter and click on the link to "begin". you will have access to the chapter note, multiple choice questions with hints and scoring where you will be given the correct answers.

    http://www.textbookofbacteriology.net/ - todar's online textbook of bacteriology links in to all kinds of information for students of microbiology. this textbook is maintained by a professor at the university of wisconsin-madison.

    http://www.mhhe.com/biosci/cellmicro/nester/ - student assistant site from mcgraw hill for nester, anderson, roberts microbiology: a human perspective textbook. click on the "student center" to enter the learning activities and quizzes.

    http://www.nursingjourney.com/quizzes.html - check out the micro quizzes


    thanks for the links! i think i speak for everyone when i say that we can use all the help we can get!!!!
  5. by   2bnurseforce1
    Hello all. I just wanted to update everyone on my first test. I made a 68 i am a little disappointed, but i know i didn't study as hard as i should have. I had a quiz in lab also, that didn't go so bad. But i have 4 more test left in lecture including one next week. Wish me luck.
  6. by   starzzmom
    I here ya.... I made a 68 on our first quiz and was floored! I had spent some serious time studying and had read all 180 pages. We have our first exam this tuesday and I am re-reading everything and making tons of notes. It is frustrating to actually comprehend the material but miss the esoteric questions that were choosen for the quiz..grrr. I plan to do better on the test and we at least get to drop our lowest quiz grade.
  7. by   natrgrrl
    I am taking micro, statistics and world geography this summer. What was I thinking??!!!!!!
    My micro instructor is full of personality and fun but she's horrible about organization. I have no idea what chapters we are supposed to be covering. We started our 3rd project today (it's the 2nd day of class) and something is supposed to be turned in next time but I don't know what it is exactly. I am an A student but have no idea what is going on in this class.

    Anybody know of any websites that have pictures or animations that will help?
  8. by   brandi110
    I also have children and started my micro class 3 weeks ago. Im not good with focusing my microscope either but i did get an A on my first lecture exam!!!
  9. by   kasia2
    Im thinking about it, my micro class starts in july, however I also registered for medical terminology class as well as basic pharmacology so it might too much for me to handle over summertime.
  10. by   nursebethie
    Summer A is a little rough. 7 weeks and 4 days a week. My teacher is cool though and I will probably come out with a B. My last prereq. before nursing program. yay! I did get a little freaked when my school just announced that if you take micro twice and fail it both times you are no longer able to apply for the nursing program!!! Talk about tough love! I would say it's been the toughest class yet but anything is possible when you're committed! Hang in there and believe in yourself. Did I mention I am 51 and this is my 4th time back in school?! Never too late. Just go for it.
  11. by   pug540
    I start micro on Monday as well. 4 days a week, 4 1/2 hours a day for 8 weeks. I'm a little nervous because I have no idea what to expect. Taking it along with online pathophys. Good luck to everyone =)
  12. by   Ekklesia
    Quote from Gaylord Focker
    Microbiology and organizational psychology, both 8 weeks.
    Ack, I had to drop micro. I'll be in the "Micro Summer 2008" thread next year.

    Oh well, psych finals are next week and I'll have the rest of the Summer off until August 20.
  13. by   Cinqly
    Quote from pug540
    I start micro on Monday as well. 4 days a week, 4 1/2 hours a day for 8 weeks. I'm a little nervous because I have no idea what to expect. Taking it along with online pathophys. Good luck to everyone =)
    4.5 hours a day, 4 days a week for 8 weeks?!?!?! That's a TON of class!!! Our summer classes run 2 hours a day, 4 days a week, for 5 weeks. You should have plenty of time to absorb the info! Good luck!

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