A&P I Spring 2007 Semster - Welcome! - page 14

I will be taking A&P I next semester when I come back from Christmas break for the Spring 2007 semester. I didn't know if someone was going to start a group or not, so I thought I would create a... Read More

  1. by   lostinparadise
    we have weekly quizzes, they are 10% of our final grade. So far I have A's but they are not getting easier LOL. I ended up dropping my speech class (in time and got a refund) so I am "only" taking A&P 1 and Stat now. I spend about 2 hours a day on AP and about 1 hour on lab. Our prof is very particular...which is good I guess. I just hope I'll get an A in this class I don't want to take AP again. I'll be 25 in less than 2 weeks and want to be done with nursing by the time I'm 29 or 30. OK enough complaining ---back to work...:smilecoffeeIlovecof
  2. by   mvanz9999
    Does anyone have this option: My class just started today. The professor told us that we can purchase the e-book, which is obviously the textbook in online format. It sells for about 1/2 of the actual hard textbook. It would save me $100.00 to buy the ebook.

    But I'm that weird kind of 1/2 current technology and 1/2 old-school. I don't know how I feel about e-texts. Considering basically ANY textbook is worthless as a reference (because you can look up anything you want), I'm not sure why anyone would pay the extra $100.00 for a hard copy.

    Anyone?
  3. by   lostinparadise
    well, it would save you alot of money...but I'd go with the one you are more comfortable with ( I would prefer the hard copy ). You'll spend so much time studying so definitely pick the one you feel more comfortable with. Hope that helped....Julia
  4. by   kasia87
    so.. my first test is tomorrow and i'm scared witless...
    plus we have lab work due tomorrow too.... i hate chemistry.. she makes us do our textbook and then another book, Sackheim's "Chemistry for Biology Students.." I am terrified..
  5. by   DaughterofRuth
    Quote from kasia87
    so.. my first test is tomorrow and i'm scared witless...
    I hear ya, I'm scared too. I'm taking AP on Saturdays which means every week we'll have lecture and lab quizzes, so this Saturday is my first set. I'm feeling totally overwhelmed and scared and inadequate.

    BUT I also remember I felt EXACTLY the same way last semester with Micro. I learned to keep my head down and focus on the work at hand. Not next week's, don't look forward in the book and scare yourself more, just the information I have to focus on for this week's assignments/test/whatever.

    The big picture is too overwhelming to focus on so take it in small bites. I can do this ... and so can you.
  6. by   medhead
    Quote from DaughterofRuth
    ... I learned to keep my head down and focus on the work at hand. Not next week's, don't look forward in the book and scare yourself more, just the information I have to focus on for this week's assignments/test/whatever.

    The big picture is too overwhelming to focus on so take it in small bites. I can do this ... and so can you.
    That's exactly what I do too. It's been my saving grace when it comes to making As in my classes and staying sane in the process!
  7. by   insa
    Quote from mvanz9999
    Does anyone have this option: My class just started today. The professor told us that we can purchase the e-book, which is obviously the textbook in online format. It sells for about 1/2 of the actual hard textbook. It would save me $100.00 to buy the ebook.

    But I'm that weird kind of 1/2 current technology and 1/2 old-school. I don't know how I feel about e-texts. Considering basically ANY textbook is worthless as a reference (because you can look up anything you want), I'm not sure why anyone would pay the extra $100.00 for a hard copy.

    Anyone?
    I never heard of anything like this before. It seems most print textbooks have extensive accompanying web sites nowadays, but ditching the print part? That's new to me.

    Only you can decide what you're comfortable with. But here are two observations I have:
    1. I would happily pay $100 over the course of semester for even a little bit more comfort. And I would be more comfortable with the book.
    2. I don't know what text you're using and have no idea about the quality of the Web site. However: before embarking on my nursing-student journey, I worked at a large online media company. I think it's fair to say I know a little bit about Web site design and usability. And I have yet to use a Web site associated with a textbook that didn't have a TERRIBLE design. It's not surprising, since the Web is a rather newer medium than paper, that the publishers' Web sites generally suck, while their print offerings have impressive layout and a design that I have found very helpful in my studying. I have definitely found the textbook Web sites helpful as a study aid. But if I were choosing one or the other, I would still go with print, because the printers, designers, and publishers seem to know what they're doing much better.
    Sam
  8. by   soldierswife731
    we got out first lab quiz back today!!! out of a possible 10, i got 7.5!!! i think i did pretty good this semester compared to last semester when i failed my first quiz with flying colors!
  9. by   DaughterofRuth
    Quote from bmroberson
    we got out first lab quiz back today!!! out of a possible 10, i got 7.5!!!
    congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. by   pjgarrett1388
    Congratulations to everyone making good grades. I got my first test back today and I made a 96! I'm so excited!
  11. by   mvanz9999
    Quote from insa
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    1. However: before embarking on my nursing-student journey, I worked at a large online media company. I think it's fair to say I know a little bit about Web site design and usability. And I have yet to use a Web site associated with a textbook that didn't have a TERRIBLE design. It's not surprising, since the Web is a rather newer medium than paper, that the publishers' Web sites generally suck, while their print offerings have impressive layout and a design that I have found very helpful in my studying. I have definitely found the textbook Web sites helpful as a study aid. But if I were choosing one or the other, I would still go with print, because the printers, designers, and publishers seem to know what they're doing much better.
    Sam
    Marieb, A&P 7th edition.

    I kept the text, plus the bundled junk. I must say you are correct. The website design is TERRIBLE. I thought they would offer a PDF of the actual book. But no, it's a reformatted version of the book that is....well.....TERRIBLE. The layout is not as clean as the book, and the graphics appear on the website as postage stamp sized pictures that you click to enlarge, which leaves you with an array of pop-up windows all over the place.

    Ick! I think the publishers are far from being e-ready with their e-books.
    Last edit by mvanz9999 on Jan 29, '07
  12. by   soldierswife731
    Quote from pjgarrett1388
    congratulations to everyone making good grades. i got my first test back today and i made a 96! i'm so excited!
    congratulations!!! our lecture test if friday...possibly monday *cracks open book at buffet table* i study every minute i get!
  13. by   CrazyMommy
    Will take our first A&P I lecture test tomorrow. I am so scared!

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