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88 on first A&P exam

  1. 0 I just recently took my very first A&P test! It covered 3 chapters. I received an 88 on the test! How should I feel about this? How have you all done on A&P tests?
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  3. Visit  CallieNM profile page
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    That's great! Why wouldn't you feel good about an 88%?! You passed an exam in a rather difficult class!?
  4. Visit  zoe92 profile page
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    Sounds like me! Just got an 87% in A&P on our first test of 3 chapters. I was a little bummed because I felt like I had at least gotten a 90 BUT now I know how the teacher tests so I can feel more confident. 88 is great, congrats!
  5. Visit  Shade43 profile page
    #3 0
    You should be proud!
  6. Visit  SopranoKris profile page
    #4 0
    The first exam is always the toughest. It's still a B, so no worries Do you have a separate lab exam from lecture? I always did way better on the lab portion of the exam than the lectures, so it would average out to an A.
  7. Visit  Katie828 profile page
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    I think that is a good grade for the first test. The first test is always the hardest to prepare for because you don't know the prof's style. Now you can study the way he tests (questions all from lecture or the book or a mixture, focused on details or big picture). Also, look at the percentage of your grade this test is worth (probably 20% or less). There is a very good chance you could get an A in the class!

    I know the perfectionist in us can be disappointed with anything less than an A, but try to encourage yourself. The class average when I took A&P was low 70s.
  8. Visit  zoe92 profile page
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    I found out today that the class average for my class's first test was a 75, so I feel much better about my grade being in the high 80s!
  9. Visit  Nurse2b7337 profile page
    #7 1
    Woooooohoooooo!!!!! Kudos to you go celebrate!!!
  10. Visit  1futurenurse12 profile page
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    Thanks for all the positive thoughts! I've always been an A student, so I was a little disappointed at first! However, I found out today that I did WAY better than the class average so I'm 100% happy with this grade and will strive to get an A on the next test! Thanks again!
  11. Visit  ssv78 profile page
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    I actually got an 82 on my second exam, cause I didn't study enough. That said, I worked hard after that and finished with an A. Of I bounced back from an 82...
  12. Visit  RunnerRN2015 profile page
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    At my school you're exempt from the final if you get either a) a 90 on all 4 lecture exams or b) an average of 92 on all 4 lecture exams. My goal is to always NOT have to take the final so I made sure all my exam grades were 90 or above. So far, I've been exempt from all 4 finals (A&P 1 and 2, Medical Terminology, and Math/Dosage Calculations)....fingers crossed that I'll be exempt from the Microbiology final, too!
  13. Visit  1futurenurse12 profile page
    #11 0
    Wow that's awesome! I wish my school did that!
  14. Visit  1futurenurse12 profile page
    #12 0
    Wow, I wish my school did that!