A&P what to review before class starts - page 2
New here;) was wondering what books you guys used previously for a&p. I mean textbook. I start in the fall and don't know where to begin to study. Should I review something now? I bought A&P for... Read More
Aug 3, '11actually, i just finished A&P with an A.. my instructor printed out her own behavioral objectives, which were like mini-chapters, and i took notes in class with her lecture outlines. i just studied those, and got A's. I would recommend the incredibly easy anatomy and physiology book. it breaks everything down simply. don't freak out when you see some of the material, i cried the first day of lecture. I thought oh my, im going to fail. A&P was my favorite subject.. it is very interesting. especially when you start going home, and explaining to family how there disease happened, or how there body works.
Aug 3, '11The book we used when purchased new came with an access code to a very awesome web site. I used this web site for quiz questions.
On to usual things: It depends on what kind of learner you are and what you feel comfortable with. I like electronic resources.
I used this site: http://www.getbodysmart.com/index.htm for bones along with the site that we had in our text books.
Our A&P classes were broken so that A&P 1 was bones, muscle, circulatory/heart and A&P 2 was more systems and histology. I found that a lot of people struggled with histology (as did I at first) but what I ended up doing was finding every slide/magnification/stain color I could on structures we needed to know and finding similarities. I also invested in an 8 gig iPod touch and a premium subscription to quizlet.
I did this because... there is an app in the apple store for flashcards. You can create flashcards in quizlet (with the 10 a year account you can upload photos) and then download them to the iPod. Presto! No more lugging around massive amounts of flashcards for me!
Read ahead of time so you're not lost, do the questions in the back of your chapters and it's always helped me to think about how things relate as a whole rather than parts. Just like that kid song, "The knee bone is connected to the.." but instead you're thinking in a bit more detail.
Aug 3, '11I think that everyone has covered the best tips to get ahead of the game. If your professor doesn't publish the syllabus ahead of time, I think that most professors start with anatomical directions and regions. Next in my book was review of chemistry, cells and glucose.
If you have no background in regions and terminology, I would start working on those now.
I've been going on youtube and looking at videos on these topics, as well as looking over the first few chapters of a different A&P textbook that I already own.
I might actually read the first few chapters before school starts.
I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only nerd who is so excited that I'm studying ahead of time. (-: