A&P 1 Spring 08 - page 16

Hi y'all! Anybody taking A&P 1 this coming spring semester? I'm trying to get as many pre-req's out of the way as possible and could use a study buddy or 2! Thanks! :)... Read More

  1. by   justcharlotte
    Any advice would be helpful. Thank you in advance.
    Do they have a list of vocabulary that you have to know? because that would be very important to study. Other than that I guess all you can do is read the text and try to figure out what main concepts will be on the test- or maybe get together with another couple of students in the class and study together. You might need to help each other if the teacher is not helpful. It's too bad- this course has a lot of information and needs a good instructor!
  2. by   PreRN Katie
    Quote from LoriS
    Your second class and you're doing tissues already??? Is this class in hyperspeed or something? Wow! Is it a one-semester or two-semester sequence?
    We did tissues in our SECOND lab...it was like 15 slides! Evidently my class is warp speed too. It's hard because the lab and the lecture are like 2 different classes so I'm constantly studying for different things. The lecture is not so bad, I actually really enjoy it, but the lab makes me very, very nervous...mainly because we only have 2 tests and they account for 85% of our grade. Also, the tests are "lab practicals" which means that we have a million stations set up and have to go from microscope to microscope, dead cat to dead cat, and so on and name what is shown in each slide/specimin.

    Has anyone figured out a good way to study the different cell types (squamos, cuboidal, etc) and what tissue types they go with? Is flashcards the way to go? I'm struggling with it a little. Thanks!
  3. by   Hoping4RNin2010
    I had my first AP lab Thursday and we will have our first quiz...Thursday...in our 2nd class. (lecture meets 2x a week and lab once a week) We had about 40ish body parts to memorize as well as probably 20 other definitions and such. So far I have about 95% of it down though.
    The scarey thing is that as we went around the room to introduce ourselves about 80% of my class is RETAKING it because they failed it last semester.
    That seemed awfully high to me!

    Kim
    Last edit by Hoping4RNin2010 on Jan 21, '08 : Reason: spelling correction
  4. by   justcharlotte
    the different cell types (squamos, cuboidal, etc)
    Hey! I'm just doing this and luckily not finding it too hard- but my trick is not memorizing the individual tissues but learning the words
    simple- one layer of cell
    stratified- multiple layers of cells
    squamous- flat (like a SQUAre) cuboidal- CUBE-like columnar- column-like
    Almost all of these you can tell what they look like by what the word sounds like.
    Once you know the words all you have to remember is what the individual cells do, and that is easier once you know the shape (ex. simple squamous epithelium (one layered, flat tissue) is very thin, so it functions in the exchange of materials ex. it lines blood vessels
    Also, flash cards have been a huge help for me for all the vocab and learning the junctions
    Good luck!
  5. by   PreRN Katie
    Quote from justcharlotte
    Hey! I'm just doing this and luckily not finding it too hard- but my trick is not memorizing the individual tissues but learning the words
    simple- one layer of cell
    stratified- multiple layers of cells
    squamous- flat (like a SQUAre) cuboidal- CUBE-like columnar- column-like
    Almost all of these you can tell what they look like by what the word sounds like.
    Once you know the words all you have to remember is what the individual cells do, and that is easier once you know the shape (ex. simple squamous epithelium (one layered, flat tissue) is very thin, so it functions in the exchange of materials ex. it lines blood vessels
    Also, flash cards have been a huge help for me for all the vocab and learning the junctions
    Good luck!
    Awesome, thanks so much! I figured that would be the way to go but I was psyching myself out thinking about how much info it is.
  6. by   happyagain28
    I will be taking A&P this spring quarter it starts 04/08; I am a bit nevous for I am changing my major after 1 and a half years from IFSM to Nursing. I will be going for my LPN first so that I can support my family and then getting my RN immed after. Good luck this semester, I will be counting on you all for support!!
  7. by   walktheline
    Okay, I don't know about everyone else, but this A&P1 class is turning out to be MUCH more than I bargained for, and this is only the 1rst week!! I am just now realizing that I am going to have to get my gluteus maximus in gear because I have already put myself behind the 8 ball by waiting so late to really study. I am currently taking a hybrid class where the class is online and the lab is 1 night a week. I do pretty well once I get started, it's just the getting started part.

    Happy MLK day, everybody!!!! I have been reading posts on this website for almost a year, and I have really come to realize just how blessed I am. For instance, eventhough our nursing school (and most other medical programs here) have a waiting list, at least I don't have to take any of these tests that I hear other hopefuls talking about before I could even apply. And the hospitals here have so many programs for student nurse tech and the like. I have already attended a Nursing Student Association meeting at my school, and we have had hospital nurse recruiters come to the meeting (bringing free breakfasts!!) and trying to convince students to come to their hospitals as techs, for internships, and externships. Eventhough nothing is written in stone, I am very grateful for these opportunities.
  8. by   Lennonninja
    I'm about to start the second week of class, and I've been studying like crazy and I already feel like I'm behind! I've got the anatomy terms from ch 1 down pat, but I still feel behind
  9. by   PurposebyDesign
    Im a little nervous, my first lecture and lab is tomorrow after work. IM SAYING A PRAYER TONIGHT.
  10. by   PreRN Katie
    Made all my flashcards for tissues & skin last night...sheesh! It's not so hard figuring out what they would look like, it's remembering what they do (protection, secretion, absorption, etc) and where they're located in the body. Holy cow! And don't even get me started on the whole matrix thing in connective tissue. YIKES. Thank god our labs are cancelled this week for the MLK holiday, it gives me a break so I can catch up and maybe even get ahead of the game. Next week we're doing membrane transport (or something like that).

    Do y'all have a chem section in your lecture classes? We do, but I'm kind of grateful b/c it helps me to better understand the whole inorganic v. organic compounds thing, pH, ionic v. covalent bonding, etc.

    My biggest problem is that after I've taken notes and made my flashcards I don't have time to study them! I kind of feel like I'm getting my @$$ handed to me but for some reason I still like the class...I guess b/c I feel like I'm really on my way to being a .
  11. by   ronkie
    Hi, everyone!

    Well, I'm taking A&P1 this spring, too, and I was really excited about this class. We're on our second week of class. The first week was very exciting...we covered the intro to A&P, levels of organization, characteristics of life, organization of the human body, etc. I was so hyped because, even though it was a lot of information, it was interesting and I was actually understanding it! Well, now we're on the second chapter--the chemistry of life. Just looking at the words isotopes and ions and covalent bonds sends my head spinning. There's just something about this chemistry part that is tough! It's not connecting yet. It's the chemical reactions and bonding parts that are confusing. Any suggestions on making this part easier to get through? If I can just make it through this chapter, I think I'll be back on track. The next chapter is on cells and seems infinitely more interesting. I don't want to just memorize the chemistry part, but I want to actually understand it!
  12. by   ORTech2RN
    We have our first exam in two weeks..covering Cell/Tissues and the Integumentary system. I'm behind in studying, but should be able to close the gap this weekend. Our class has six exams, 500 points total. You get to drop your lowest test score. Still I want to come out of the gate strong, I'd hate to get my lowest test score so early.
  13. by   justcharlotte
    wow another class and another blast of information! I'm really happy though because we have a quiz every week (they're only worth 2% each but whatever) and I've done really well on both of them- I have been studying really hard though, I hope I can keep this up! This week has a lot less memorization than the tissue week so it should be ok.
    There's just something about this chemistry part that is tough! It's not connecting yet.
    I feel you on this one- I wish it could all be about the body, but hopefully we'll get the chem over with soon!!

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