A&P I Spring 2007 Semster - Welcome! - page 20

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   blueyesue
    Let's see if I can help. I know the best way I memorize is not flash cards but relationship. It sticks with you much longer. What I mean is I take a specific word and relate it together with something else. For example, yesterday I was studying cranial nerves, and here are a couple of the relationships I made.

    Eg: Facial nerve is #7. I know that 7 is considered "the perfect number", so I relate the two: "I would love to have a perfect (7) face (facial nerve)"

    If some seem too crazy to relate, they aren't.

    Eg: Vestibulocochlear is #8. So I think: "I ate (8) standing up (vestibulo) and could hear (cochlear) myself eating.

    Eg: Vagus is #10. "There are many girls in "Vegas" who are perfect 10's."


    Etc. Etc.

    Make your own up. It's fun. Maybe you think I'm strange, but it works for me. :spin: Hope it helps.



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    Last edit by blueyesue on Mar 19, '07
  2. by   blueyesue
    Today was our first day back after spring break. We dissected a sheep's brain. I also took my nervous system test. I received a 100% We also had a 6 point essay. For the essay, she gave us a scenerio: Mrs X was at a construction site and a heavy object fell on her head. She went to the hospital and according to her assesment, she was alert and coherent, her vision was normal, and she was able to touch her nose from standing. Her breathing, BP, and pulse were normal. Which parts of her brain were not affected and why?

    Anyway, I studied my butt off during my break. How was everyone's break? Hope it was great.
  3. by   pjgarrett1388
    Hey everyone. How is everybody's classes going now? I just had my test 3 in my class and I think it was the hardest test of the semster. I don't know there is just something about the bones that don't interest me as much as everything else. Now on to the Nervous System!
  4. by   TMcCully
    I'm taking an accelerated A&P I and II, each lasting 8 weeks instead of 16. We finished A&P 1 just before our Spring Break (Mar. 8th). We meet two days a week for 5-6 hours each day. It's really surprising what you can learn only going to class 16 times.

    Our schedule for A&P 1 was:

    Test 1 - Human Body (BIO review basically) Tissues, and The Integumentary System

    Test 2 - Bones and Skeletal Tissue, The Axial/Appendicular Skeleton, and Joints

    Test 3 - Muscles/Muscular Tissue, and The Muscular System

    Test 4 - Nervous System and Nervous Tissue, The CNS, PNS, and ANS.
  5. by   JakeyWakey
    Just took our forth test in my anatomy class on the nervous system! I know I missed a lot of questions on the autonomic nervous system. Oh well! on to the next test! Yikes!
  6. by   blueyesue
    This week I took the endocrine test. Hardest one yet. Definetely not my strong area.
  7. by   pjgarrett1388
    I'm taking the nervous system test Monday. :uhoh21: Still have a lot of studying to do!
  8. by   Blove86
    So I have a question. Since I figured out that I wanted to be a nurses two semesters ago, as you can guess I had to play ALOT of catch. This summer I have to take A&P 1 and 2, plus Micro and Stats, so I was curious as to some inside knowledge on what to really focus on in these A&P classes because it seems like alot. And since these are interim classes that work might be more consistant and tense, lol.
  9. by   blueyesue
    Quote from Blove86
    So I have a question. Since I figured out that I wanted to be a nurses two semesters ago, as you can guess I had to play ALOT of catch. This summer I have to take A&P 1 and 2, plus Micro and Stats, so I was curious as to some inside knowledge on what to really focus on in these A&P classes because it seems like alot. And since these are interim classes that work might be more consistant and tense, lol.
    Is there any way you can split up those classes? IMO even one class of A&P over the summer will be tough. My teacher told us that if we are going to take A&P 2 over the summer that we should expect to spend 40 hrs per week just for that class. Possibly you could add a smaller class on top of that, but not 3 other major ones. I would reconsider your decision of taking all those classes. I wish you the best.
  10. by   Blove86
    Well the summer session is divided 2 parts. The first part I am taking Intro to Stats and A&P 1. The second part I am taking A&P 2 and Micro.....so not all at once, I couldn't handle that lol
  11. by   chesara
    My school has A&P I and II this summer, both 4 weeks long. I heard though they won't let you sign up for both back to back (summer session is divided) in case you don't pass the first one. I think I'd like to focus on A&P I the first half of the summer and then a different pre-req for the second half.

    My question is, is passing a 4 week A&P I class doable or is it biting off more than one can handle? I don't work, my son is grown, and my husband is supportive. Other than that, I just don't want to take on too much but I also want to get the pre-reqs out of the way.

    Any suggestions? Also, it might be 6 weeks long, I'd have to go back and look. But still, even 6 weeks is pretty quick.
  12. by   catzy5
    Quote from chesara
    My school has A&P I and II this summer, both 4 weeks long. I heard though they won't let you sign up for both back to back (summer session is divided) in case you don't pass the first one. I think I'd like to focus on A&P I the first half of the summer and then a different pre-req for the second half.

    My question is, is passing a 4 week A&P I class doable or is it biting off more than one can handle? I don't work, my son is grown, and my husband is supportive. Other than that, I just don't want to take on too much but I also want to get the pre-reqs out of the way.

    Any suggestions? Also, it might be 6 weeks long, I'd have to go back and look. But still, even 6 weeks is pretty quick.

    I don't know how you could possibly due AP in 4 weeks that is just nuts. I have a 16 week course and we go to school 10 hours a week as it is, they must cut out quite a lot of things at that pace.
  13. by   CrazyMommy
    So how is everyone doing with their A&P I class this semester? What do you think is your grade for this class. I am hoping to get a B in this class. I already signed up for A&PII for Fall.

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