A&P I Spring 2007 Semster - Welcome! - page 18

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   CNAT
    I am currently in a 9 wk A&P course. I have an A in the course and have had 96 or above on all my exams or assignments. My concern is because the class is so fast paced I don't feel like I'm actually retaining the info. I only have two weeks left then I will be going into a 9 wk A&P 2 course. I'm trying to decide if I should maybe shift to a traditional semester for the second half. I don't want to put myself at a disadvantage when I actually start the nursing program. A&P 1 is my last pre req to apply. Any input?
  2. by   Jax3683
    I just finished my Unit 4 test (DNA and all that "fun" stuff!) and after the last two units (All the chemistry stuff! I was worried that my grade would stay down (I'd gotten a C on the last two tests) but I got an A!! (93%!!!!)
  3. by   pjgarrett1388
    I just got back my second test and I made a 98 on it! It covered DNA replication, protein synthesis, metabolism, and all the tissues! Glad that was over. Now onto the Integumentary and Skeletal Systems.
  4. by   insa
    Quote from CNAT
    I am currently in a 9 wk A&P course. I have an A in the course and have had 96 or above on all my exams or assignments. My concern is because the class is so fast paced I don't feel like I'm actually retaining the info. I only have two weeks left then I will be going into a 9 wk A&P 2 course. I'm trying to decide if I should maybe shift to a traditional semester for the second half. I don't want to put myself at a disadvantage when I actually start the nursing program. A&P 1 is my last pre req to apply. Any input?
    I'm glad to hear your input: it hadn't occurred to me that a short course would be harder to retain. I'm taking a semester-long A&P 1, but planning on summer-session A&P 2, so I'm in the reverse situation.

    What I'm finding, so far, is that there is a lot of overlap with the chemistry and biology I took last semester (I took chem 101 and biology for science majors, which is hard but I would recommend it). I'm finding that the recap is definitely helpful. So maybe you can look beyond your A&P 2 course and think about what courses you'll be taking where there may be some overlap in the material -- I think that may be the most important issue for long-term retention.
  5. by   blkdbz
    WOW! I have just read the first 23 pages and am a envious of you guys. I am taking A&P 1 (full semester) which started Jan 22nd. There are no quizzes/tests. Our grade will be based on 3 lecture exams (200 questions each) and 4 lab exams (100 questions each). Our first exam is not until March 1st and will cover 5 chapters.
    I'm finding myself overwhelmed with information. I'm not sure how I'm going to do, but as in everything I'm trying to keep a positive outlook.

    thanks for listening
    blkdbz
  6. by   blueyesue
    Quote from blkdbz
    WOW! I have just read the first 23 pages and am a envious of you guys. I am taking A&P 1 (full semester) which started Jan 22nd. There are no quizzes/tests. Our grade will be based on 3 lecture exams (200 questions each) and 4 lab exams (100 questions each). Our first exam is not until March 1st and will cover 5 chapters.
    I'm finding myself overwhelmed with information. I'm not sure how I'm going to do, but as in everything I'm trying to keep a positive outlook.

    thanks for listening
    blkdbz
    First allow me to say welcome to Allnurses.


    I am sure you will find lots of support and friendship here. It helps you stay sane sometimes.
  7. by   opradiva
    Glad to see we all are doing so well. Everyone keep up the good work!

    opradiva
  8. by   Love Coronado
    Just got my first lecture exam back, and I am broud of my C!!! Next week we have our Lab exam. I have seen so many bones, I am tired of surgical necks, and acromion surfaces, and fossa's. Just glad I passed my 1st exam. (I got an F on our 1st quiz) oops.
  9. by   miranda819
    Bone help please!

    Does anyone have any tips, acronyms, hints on how to learn the bones? Any really good study guides I should get my hands on?

    I thought I saw somewhere that there are a bunch of acronyms that will help you memorize the bones, but I can't seem to find that information anywhere. Maybe it was just wishful thinking!

    Any help would be great!

    Thanks,

    Miranda
  10. by   fiveofpeep
    Quote from miranda819
    Bone help please!

    Does anyone have any tips, acronyms, hints on how to learn the bones? Any really good study guides I should get my hands on?

    I thought I saw somewhere that there are a bunch of acronyms that will help you memorize the bones, but I can't seem to find that information anywhere. Maybe it was just wishful thinking!

    Any help would be great!

    Thanks,

    Miranda
    I dont think there are that many acronyms for bones, except for "Sally left the party to take carmen home" Which stands for scaphoid, lunate, triquetral, pisiform, trapezium, trapezoid (I think, I have forgotten the hand bones already hehe), capitate, hamate. Those are the carpals of the hand. Other than that I only recommend spending as much time with the bone box. See if your library has one. Also if you have MArieb's book go to the website! There is bone practice in the left column that has real pictures of the bones. If you dont have a text book like that, keep looking and you might find something similar on the web.

    I spent10+ hours outside of class with the bones and aced it. I think it is more about devoting time than acronyms.

    When you get to muscles though, I have plenty for ya
  11. by   miss arron
    i'm wrapping up my 8 week accelerated course next tuesday with our final... we went over our scores on work so far, and i could not show up for the final and walk out with a b.... or i could show up get a 41% and still keep my a.

    i <3 this class - can't wait for anp 102.
  12. by   miss arron
    having completed all our labs for anp 101, the best advice i can give is to go to all open labs you can - if you have them. the more you get your hands on them, the more you will remember. if not, try getbodysmart.com, great for the bones (shite for muscles).

    good luck!

    Quote from miranda819
    Bone help please!

    Does anyone have any tips, acronyms, hints on how to learn the bones? Any really good study guides I should get my hands on?

    I thought I saw somewhere that there are a bunch of acronyms that will help you memorize the bones, but I can't seem to find that information anywhere. Maybe it was just wishful thinking!

    Any help would be great!

    Thanks,

    Miranda
  13. by   blueyesue
    We are loaded down right now. We have the musculoskeletal exam due next monday, and yesterday she gave us a huge project to finish with the integumentary system which includes a writing assignment using properly cited sources, and quite a few case studies regarding skin disorders that is due in a couple weeks, and then yesterday we started the nervous system. :uhoh21:

    :smilecoffeeIlovecof

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