A&P I Spring 2007 Semster - Welcome! - page 9

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
    I am excited for my next class, so I am trying to figure out what to do till Monday. I have finished the first chapter, did all the practice tests online, and decided to read the second chapter, LOL. I am such a geek.
  2. by   fiveofpeep
    So it is the end of the first week of school and I am already responsible for learning the entire skeletal system.

    We had to outline the chapters regarding the Axial and Appendicular skeletons. I have finally finished the Axial skel. ten pages later....

    I have memorized most of the skull already, although there are a few more characters i must master.

    I am having trouble learning the characteristics of the vertebraes though. That is very difficult because they all look so similar but have differing variations. Anyone have any tips in regards to that???

    I cannot believe I have done all this in one week! On one hand I am very proud of what I have acomplished so far, but as soon as I think of all the other regions of the body I must learn I get stressed.

    Are your classes going at this pace as well?
  3. by   blueyesue
    Mine isn't going that fast. We have to go through basic chemistry, cells, tissues before we get to any system. She threw you right in. Which is kind of neat. I have all those "blah" chapters first. You will do great I am sure.

    To add: Here is a link to anatomy of the vertebrae. Scroll down and you can choose which vertebrae to study:

    http://www.gwc.maricopa.edu/class/bi...ert/vertut.htm
    Last edit by blueyesue on Jan 12, '07
  4. by   TheChair1
    Hi everyone, this is my first official post and I will also be starting A&P I this semester at Fullerton college. I just want to wish everyone success throughout this upcoming semester.
  5. by   opradiva
    Quote from EJM
    Mine isn't going that fast. We have to go through basic chemistry, cells, tissues before we get to any system. She threw you right in. Which is kind of neat. I have all those "blah" chapters first. You will do great I am sure.

    To add: Here is a link to anatomy of the vertebrae. Scroll down and you can choose which vertebrae to study:

    http://www.gwc.maricopa.edu/class/bi...ert/vertut.htm

    Same here...we have lots of reading to do before we even touch the muscle or skeletal system. I love the book that we are using, though, because everything is organized. My teacher is FLYING through this stuff. We just completed our first full week of school. We are almost done lecturing through chapter 3 and we have our first test on chapters one and two next Tuesday. Whew! Thank God this is a topic of interest for me.
  6. by   karmic_architect
    Hi,
    We don't start until Tuesday, and my prof doesn't even have class info posted on his website yet.

    I'm taking A&P I, A&P II and nutrition.
  7. by   MrsWobbley
    I'm starting my first semester of A&P as well beginning on the 29th of January. Very scared as I am taking a very full load of Statistics, Developmental Psych, Eng 01 and Sociology. I just turned 40 and will hopefully have all my pre-req's done minus Micro!!! Am I crazy???
  8. by   fiveofpeep
    Oooooh thank you EJM
    Im so stoked I just memorized the entire axial skeleton including the skull, vertebral column, and bony thorax.

    My tip for learning the skeleton is to go to your library and ask if they have boxes of bones for you to borrow. My school does and I use them for hours and memorize the bones so fast. Your practicums are usually based on the bones you would be studying from in the library so utilize it. Its a best kept secret at my school--no one knows because no one wants to compete over using the 5 bone boxes.

    I hope your schools have them too. I swear it is soooooooooo easy to memorize the bones with those bone boxes. Time flies,
  9. by   fiveofpeep
    Quote from MrsWobbley
    I'm starting my first semester of A&P as well beginning on the 29th of January. Very scared as I am taking a very full load of Statistics, Developmental Psych, Eng 01 and Sociology. I just turned 40 and will hopefully have all my pre-req's done minus Micro!!! Am I crazy???
    That is a gnarly schedule. Anatomy is a lot of work like I spend all my waking moments studying. It will be hard with all the work required in those classes. I think you shold drop at least one. Thats just my opinion.

    I have taken all of those classes except sociology
    and stats is easy but alot of homework
    devel psych was very interesting--especially if you have kids
    english will be lots of papers you may not be willing to do right now

    good luck. I think you can do anything you put your mind too but it will be hard...
  10. by   MrsWobbley
    I know it is pretty gnarly schedule...I'm not working right now so my goal is to get through..I've pretty much resigned myself to hunkering down! Last semester I took Chem, Math for Medicine, Psych and Eng. 101 and did well so here's hoping for the best!
  11. by   blueyesue
    Quote from maggiofliore
    Oooooh thank you EJM
    Im so stoked I just memorized the entire axial skeleton including the skull, vertebral column, and bony thorax.

    My tip for learning the skeleton is to go to your library and ask if they have boxes of bones for you to borrow. My school does and I use them for hours and memorize the bones so fast. Your practicums are usually based on the bones you would be studying from in the library so utilize it. Its a best kept secret at my school--no one knows because no one wants to compete over using the 5 bone boxes.

    I hope your schools have them too. I swear it is soooooooooo easy to memorize the bones with those bone boxes. Time flies,
    WOW, I am going to my school's library on Monday to see if they have them. Thank you so much. :spin:
  12. by   eeny67
    Hi all,
    I'm taking A&P1 this semester (starts in less than a week, Jan 18th). I'm hoping to get into the nursing program this fall.
    Thanks for the heads up on the bones, Hopefully my school library will also have them.
  13. by   RN2bemommyof3
    my first week of a&p was a little irritating! my instructor didn't show up for our first class on tuesday and was 45 mins late on thursday. our lecture is only an hour and 15 mins so we had to use lab time to go over the week's info. we now are expected to play catch up this weekend by reading through the first 3 chapters and doing the first three parts of the lab book!

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