A&P I Spring 2007 Semster - Welcome! - page 8

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   medhead
    Quote from suburbanmom69
    Thanks, Libragirl. Life has gotten in the way of my finishing by 40, but you are right. It is just a number. Each semester I get a little closer. (I have 3 more prereqs before I can apply.) Anatomy starts tomorrow, and I am excited (albeit slightly nervous as well).

    Good luck everyone.

    Barbara

    p.s. Anyone, like me, taking anatomy and physio separately?
    I'm another taking them separately. But I've already had anatomy so I'm in physiology this time around.

    First class was last Saturday. Just covered the basics of chemistry. So far so good...
  2. by   blueyesue
    Quote from maggiofliore
    So how was everyone's first day of anatomy? I take it from the lack of responses that you all are as freaked out as I am and have been studying all day.

    I cant believe how much work I have done! I think I did more work today than I did all last semester.

    My teacher by the way is an ecology major and this is her first teaching job. So we will have to see how this all works out.

    This morning I was freaking out because she sped through cell respiration, DNA translation and transcription, and I was so confused. After about 5 hours of studying, reading, and outlining I still dont know waht those things mean but I know alot of other things. If you know please explain tehe. My book glazes over it, as did the teacher, but apparently its on the test.

    Good luck everyone... Sorry for the long post. Just wanted to share my experience so you might as well.
    YIKES!!! How is your book layed out? My book is layed out with the foundations and builds from there. I don't start till Thursday, and I hope my teacher explains things better than that. Sorry to hear about your hard day. Do you have any software or extra materials to help you grasp concepts?
  3. by   RN2bemommyof3
    My first class was today but the instructor never showed so not sure what to think! My next class in thursday evening.
  4. by   Nurse Allison
    A funny....After the study skills course I took for A&P, she suggested we make photo copies of the various body organs, systems, etc. and pin them up around the house to become familiar with the terms. Well, I did that, my 8 year old daughter had a friend over after school yesterday, I heard them giggling in the bathroom. I forgot I had my pictures up!! They were laughing at the male (and his hose). UGH, oops.
    Class starts next week for me. One more week of mindless relaxation, I dont want this week to end!
  5. by   miss arron
    first class was a whirlwind yesterday... unfortunately it's from 6 - 10 pm (lecture then lab) so i pretty much crapped out around 7:30 becase i didn't eat dinner (won't make that mistake again). i'm hoping to sit down and make some sense of it all when i get off work this afternoon.

    i did find something rather unusual about my prof for this class and am curious to hear other people's opinions on it....

    he constantly mentioned god during the lecture - the miracle of life, how flawless all the systems fit together, etc. and also said in not so many word that our lives are predetermined and nothing anyone does can change the amount of time we have been given - we can only increase or decrease the quality of life we have been given.

    now, i'm no atheist, but i personally feel this isn't the place for this kind of discussion. we don't attend a catholic/christian/religious school, it's just a community college. what he's saying doesn't really apply to the subject matter, and i'm afraid he may be agravating some people in the class or making them uncomfortable if they don't feel how he feels.

    any got $0.02 to contribute?

    all that aside - full speed ahead
  6. by   fiveofpeep
    Quote from EJM
    YIKES!!! How is your book layed out? My book is layed out with the foundations and builds from there. I don't start till Thursday, and I hope my teacher explains things better than that. Sorry to hear about your hard day. Do you have any software or extra materials to help you grasp concepts?

    Thank you
    The book is by Marieb and I love it...now. The CD that goes along with it is so helpful. The activites and the quizzes boosted my confidence whereas before I thought I was studying and getting nowhere.

    I feel better now but Im about to go to class in a couple hours and have more info crammed down my noggin.

    Best of luck tomorrow
  7. by   blueyesue
    Quote from miss arron
    first class was a whirlwind yesterday... unfortunately it's from 6 - 10 pm (lecture then lab) so i pretty much crapped out around 7:30 becase i didn't eat dinner (won't make that mistake again). i'm hoping to sit down and make some sense of it all when i get off work this afternoon.

    i did find something rather unusual about my prof for this class and am curious to hear other people's opinions on it....

    he constantly mentioned god during the lecture - the miracle of life, how flawless all the systems fit together, etc. and also said in not so many word that our lives are predetermined and nothing anyone does can change the amount of time we have been given - we can only increase or decrease the quality of life we have been given.

    now, i'm no atheist, but i personally feel this isn't the place for this kind of discussion. we don't attend a catholic/christian/religious school, it's just a community college. what he's saying doesn't really apply to the subject matter, and i'm afraid he may be agravating some people in the class or making them uncomfortable if they don't feel how he feels.

    any got $0.02 to contribute?

    all that aside - full speed ahead
    Personally, I find that refreshing. The human body is amazing, and the professor recognizes that, and is sharing how inspired he is by it. I would much rather have a professor who is inspired by what he is teaching, then one who doesn't even mention the seeming miracle of it, and is uninspired. Don't be offended by the thought of others being offended. My last professor rambled on about the Bush admin, the war etc, and he was teaching chemistry. I am a Republican, and wasn't offended. The guy next to me had a huge scar on his hand from a roadside bomb in Iraq. He had to listen to him ramble on about how the war was useless. He sat there and didn't say anything, and got an A. At least your professor stays on subject.
    You and the other classmates will make it through.
  8. by   RN2bemommyof3
    Quote from EJM
    Personally, I find that refreshing. The human body is amazing, and the professor recognizes that, and is sharing how inspired he is by it. I would much rather have a professor who is inspired by what he is teaching, then one who doesn't even mention the seeming miracle of it, and is uninspired. Don't be offended by the thought of others being offended. My last professor rambled on about the Bush admin, the war etc, and he was teaching chemistry. I am a Republican, and wasn't offended. The guy next to me had a huge scar on his hand from a roadside bomb in Iraq. He had to listen to him ramble on about how the war was useless. He sat there and didn't say anything, and got an A. At least your professor stays on subject.
    You and the other classmates will make it through.

    I agree! I really don't get why people get offended when others mention or share their beliefs. The professor obviously believes in God so why shouldn't he mention the miracle that God created in his Anatomy class? As long as he isn't lecturing you on his beliefs I see no problem with him metioning them time to time.
    Good luck and don't worry about how others are feeling about what your professor is saying! Let them worry about it. Have a great semester!
  9. by   miss arron
    thanks for your comments - i never looked at it that way :spin:

    now, off to nap and soak in the first couple chs. of my a&p book.
    Last edit by miss arron on Jan 10, '07 : Reason: typos
  10. by   blueyesue
    I had my first class today. I enjoyed it. We are going to be using the same book for General and Advanced A&P. Our instructor is breaking General A&P into just anatomy, and Advanced A&P into physiology. She is very organized, and appears to be someone you can learn much from. She does use Power Point, and hands out the notes, but she also uses examples and lots of visuals. She also is going to give us a lot of writing assignments where we have to write essays on different topics. As of now, it looks like it is going to be a good semester.

  11. by   mvanz9999
    I'm going to start in one week. I know some of you will love this: due to my job and location, the only time I can take class is by using the weekend only option. I go once per week, Sunday from 9:00AM to 3:30PM. Two classes in a single day, the whole thing occurs in the lab.

    LOL! One long day, I think!
  12. by   RN2bemommyof3
    Quote from mvanz9999
    I'm going to start in one week. I know some of you will love this: due to my job and location, the only time I can take class is by using the weekend only option. I go once per week, Sunday from 9:00AM to 3:30PM. Two classes in a single day, the whole thing occurs in the lab.

    LOL! One long day, I think!
    9-3:30 You are much braver than I am! One great thing about it is that you will have more time between each class.
    Have a great semester!
  13. by   Batman24
    Is anyone taking this class online this semester?! Where?! :spin:

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