A&P I Summer 2007 - page 7

I want to start a sticky A&P I Summer 2007 for those of us tackling it!:) I start in two weeks.. M-Th 3hours every morning!... Read More

  1. by   NYC Nurse Wannabe
    Quote from sgregory0020
    hello i will be taking this course in he fall can you give me some ideaof what i need to be studying on and how did you keep rembering all that stuff! thanks
    Well, I am taking A&P1 this fall 2007. I have not taken it yet. I recommend that you get started soon with getting familiar with the body, cells, bones, etc. I hear it is alot of memorization. I recently purchased the A&P coloring workbook from BARNES & NOBLE, just to get a head start. It's great! Check out Barnes & Noble they have a great medical section so you can get an early start. I will be purchasing A&P flash cards next, lol. I am on the ball. Good Luck!
  2. by   NYC Nurse Wannabe
    You guys who are taking A&P 1 in the summer please keep us informed on what we are getting ourselves into. Alot of us, including myself, are taking A&P1 in the fall 2007. God help us all!
  3. by   beth13413
    I'm just finishing A&P I this week - one semester crammed into 6 weeks - good lord it's been a lot of work, but I'm doing very well. I think the best advice I can give for anyone taking it in the Fall is keep up with the reading, get your textbook early if you can and at least skim through it. DO NOT try to memorize individual facts, try to have them make sense to you and understand how it all fits together. You will have a hard time passing a test if you're trying to pull facts out of thin air - tryi to really think about the "whys". It really is a fascinating thing, the human body!

    Beth
  4. by   justme1972
    A sigh of relief....

    I took my next-to-last exam in API today...I now have a 89.5 average. If I get an A and on the final (non-comprehensive), I'll get an A for the class...if I get a B...I'll get a B for the class.

    My goal, because of the speed of the course and vast amount of material...a B was my goal.

    I don't think I"ll get an A because we have a 3 chapter exam on Wednesday and a Practicum on Thursday, and our professor is being EXTREMELY unclear about what we are being tested on, and those precious points makes the difference between an A and a B.

    A "B" won't hurt my GPA..

    I don't know if I can go through another 5 weeks of this pace for the second part of the summer...it's hard on my family, me, and I feel so burned out.

    When I started, I was very excited to read and learn..but now, I don't even want to open up a book...and I HAVE to do well.

    Not sure what to do.
  5. by   Diva0082
    My PN course begins in august, but we were given our A&P and Medical Terminology books in late May. They are self study courses, although we can do them the first 14 weeks of school. I am finding it hard to stay on track and retain the info im learning since were not in class to discuss. Any helpfull tips???
  6. by   NYC Nurse Wannabe
    Quote from beth13413
    I'm just finishing A&P I this week - one semester crammed into 6 weeks - good lord it's been a lot of work, but I'm doing very well. I think the best advice I can give for anyone taking it in the Fall is keep up with the reading, get your textbook early if you can and at least skim through it. DO NOT try to memorize individual facts, try to have them make sense to you and understand how it all fits together. You will have a hard time passing a test if you're trying to pull facts out of thin air - tryi to really think about the "whys". It really is a fascinating thing, the human body!

    Beth
    Thanks for the advice. Sounds like its not about all memorization, but trying to figure out how and why certain body parts operate will help in learning and passing A&P 1. I start Aug. 30 with A&P1 and english 201. Thanks
  7. by   emileth
    Well, I just got my first test grade back- made a 93 on the lecture (that was with a 5 point curve) and a 73 on the practical, for an 85 overall.
    I am not happy because that should have been the easiest test we will have (it was over cell, tissues, and skin). I just feel so much pressure to make an A in order to bring up my GPA, which is currently 3.5.
    I hear a 4.0 is needed to be competitive at my school when applying for the Nursing program.

    Oh well, I did not study as well for the first test .. did not look at it everyday like I should have and ended up doing a lot of cramming the weekend before the test. Bones and Muscles test is next week and I have been really studying hard about 3 hours every day. Hopefully it will pay off. This is the hardest class I have ever taken.. (which previously was Statistics!!)

    Good luck to everyone!!!!!
  8. by   justme1972
    Quote from emileth
    Well, I just got my first test grade back- made a 93 on the lecture (that was with a 5 point curve) and a 73 on the practical, for an 85 overall.
    I am not happy because that should have been the easiest test we will have (it was over cell, tissues, and skin). I just feel so much pressure to make an A in order to bring up my GPA, which is currently 3.5.
    I hear a 4.0 is needed to be competitive at my school when applying for the Nursing program.

    Oh well, I did not study as well for the first test .. did not look at it everyday like I should have and ended up doing a lot of cramming the weekend before the test. Bones and Muscles test is next week and I have been really studying hard about 3 hours every day. Hopefully it will pay off. This is the hardest class I have ever taken.. (which previously was Statistics!!)

    Good luck to everyone!!!!!
    emileth,

    Honestly...you are probably not studying enough.

    I study about 6 hours a day, every day...no joke...and I still think it's not enough.
  9. by   emileth
    Thanks for the honesty.. I think you are probably right.

    Although, I should have mentioned that I am only taking Anatomy... at my school they split Anatomy and Physiology into 2 seperate classes. So Anatomy for me is all memorization of structure with no function yet.
  10. by   NYC Nurse Wannabe
    Quote from emileth
    Well, I just got my first test grade back- made a 93 on the lecture (that was with a 5 point curve) and a 73 on the practical, for an 85 overall.
    I am not happy because that should have been the easiest test we will have (it was over cell, tissues, and skin). I just feel so much pressure to make an A in order to bring up my GPA, which is currently 3.5.
    I hear a 4.0 is needed to be competitive at my school when applying for the Nursing program.

    Oh well, I did not study as well for the first test .. did not look at it everyday like I should have and ended up doing a lot of cramming the weekend before the test. Bones and Muscles test is next week and I have been really studying hard about 3 hours every day. Hopefully it will pay off. This is the hardest class I have ever taken.. (which previously was Statistics!!)

    Good luck to everyone!!!!!
    My gosh! A&P1 is going to be something else. Thanks for the info. I am taking it A&P 1 this fall 2007, I am gonna start studying now.:uhoh21:
  11. by   RMETZ
    Hi all, this is my first post and I want you all to know your comments do really help me feel a little better. I've been out of school a long time and A&P and even microbiology are such a struggle for me. I study harder for this than anything I've ever studied for before but the amount I retain is miminal. You would have thought the school just might have required a little more medical pre-training before going into A&P. Being in construction doesn't exactly prepare you for this. In any case,I'll keep trucking on. I have to. It's one of the few goals I'm truley passionate about. Besides flash cards, any other memory aids,ideas? thanks, Rick
  12. by   reneemichell
    Hey everyone! I am half way through my A&P I course..it's an 8 week course. So far I have an A..but it is very time consuming. I agree with everyone else..do not get behind..stay on top of everything and understand what is going on..just don't memorize. It is also very easy..especially on practicals to make stupid mistakes..so read every question carefully when taking exams! On average..I probably spend at least 3-4 hours a day studying..reading the material. Good luck everyone!
  13. by   Cinqly
    Quote from NYC Nurse Wannabe
    Hi, I am taking A&P 1 this fall. I just brought the A&P coloring workbook from Barnes and Noble to get a head start. I was told by a friend to try it out, its great.
    The coloring book is fun! Is this the one you got? (http://www.amazon.com/Anatomy-Colori...2988989&sr=8-1)

    They also have them for physiology, microbiology, and I think a few other -ology's. I would be coloring in mine more except that there is no time when taking a summer class!!! I think if I had taken A&P in the fall, I would take the time each week to color the images, because it can help cement the structures. Fun stuff!
    Last edit by Cinqly on Jun 27, '07 : Reason: spelling.... :-(

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