A&P 1 Spring 08 - page 17

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   PurposebyDesign
    I had my first lecture and lab last night (5 hrs), It went ok i knew what the prof was talking about because I read ahead a couple of days days before class. I remmember last semester in the biology class we did quizes each week, now in A&P 1 we will do test of a 100pts each (ouch) after every 4 chapters ( for the first time ever in my entire life , I wish that we had weekly quizes.)
    I know that i will keep studying each week after class and keep up so I wont have to cram before our test. God please HELP ME! I want to be a RN.:icon_roll
  2. by   RXtech
    Quote from 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!
    I am SO regretting never having taken Chemistry! The whole thing is really overwhelming me in both A&P and my Pharmacology class. My strategy is just to read and memorize and hope that it all comes together in some big light bulb moment at some point. I hope it's soon, we have a test in 2 weeks.
  3. by   WantAccel.BSN
    Quote from RXtech
    I am SO regretting never having taken Chemistry! The whole thing is really overwhelming me in both A&P and my Pharmacology class. My strategy is just to read and memorize and hope that it all comes together in some big light bulb moment at some point. I hope it's soon, we have a test in 2 weeks.
    I hear you on that one! It seems that many of my classmates have already had chem., but I didn't need it for one of the programs I'm applying to (just need A&P1 and 2 and Micro.), so I didn't want to take it if I didn't have to. Wish I'd known better!

    Also, we have to write a paper in my A&P1 class. Ugh! I mean, what gives?!? Who has to write a paper in a science class (especially one with so much freakin' material to cover anyway)! It has been about 4 years since I had to write a paper, and I honestly don't even remember how to do citations! I'm screwed! Anyone know of a helpful site for doing basic MLA format citations?

    Our first test is in a week! I am soooo scared.
  4. by   RN2B73
    I think it depends alot on the teacher. I am taking A&P 1 right now and it doesn't seem that bad but I think our teacher makes it more difficult on purpose! He is a surgeon by trade and definitely has the god complex...I mean I respect and admire the time and effort they had to dedicate to become who they are but many people struggle through much more difficult situations and remain grounded! I will try and learn what I can from him because I'm sure one day I'll have to deal with it again once I become an RN. I just wish everybody would remember that at the end of the day we are all human and deserve to be treated with respect regardless of our status in life. SORRY, I'll get off my soapbox now. I wish you all the best and I'm sure you will all do just fine! I will be taking A&P 2 this spring (hopefully).
  5. by   Lennonninja
    One of the ladies in my class has a great idea for memorizing diagrams. She takes the blank diagrams, puts them in sheet protectors, and then writes the answer in with dry erase markers so that she can do them several times and not waste paper. This woman is a genius!
  6. by   Katen
    I need some input...
    Today was supossed to be my 2nd AnP class, we were going to cover cells. I was really looking forward to the class because I have read the #@&* cell chapter twice now and just don't get it. I get to class and there is a note on the door...sorry class is cancled. I thought to myself Thank You God!!! now I can have more time to try and get the whole cell thing. Then I heard a group of people in my class talking, they were saying that the teacher will still be giving us our scheduled test next week. I butted my nose right in and said WHAT are you kidding me...she didn't even lecture on the 3rd chapter (my fav. cells)...they told me that it didn't matter. That she sticks to her schedule and expects us to "self learn"
    HAS ANYONE EVER FREAKING HAD THIS HAPPEN TO THEM?! I just can't believe it...I pay good money for them to teach me...not so that I can self learn.
  7. by   justcharlotte
    One of the ladies in my class has a great idea for memorizing diagrams. She takes the blank diagrams, puts them in sheet protectors, and then writes the answer in with dry erase markers so that she can do them several times and not waste paper. This woman is a genius!
    what a fantastic idea! anyone else have any good tips?
    I'm sticking with flash cards for bulk memorization (I make my own and take them on the bus since I seem to be on it for a couple hours a day) but it does get boring sometimes- does seem to work though haha
  8. by   LilQueen CMA
    You're right about that walktheline, it is a handful. I'm taking A&P now and I study all the time and come to open lab three days a week. I'm also taking my English and Math online in addition to that.
  9. by   PreRN Katie
    Quote from WantAccel.BSN
    I hear you on that one! It seems that many of my classmates have already had chem., but I didn't need it for one of the programs I'm applying to (just need A&P1 and 2 and Micro.), so I didn't want to take it if I didn't have to. Wish I'd known better!

    Also, we have to write a paper in my A&P1 class. Ugh! I mean, what gives?!? Who has to write a paper in a science class (especially one with so much freakin' material to cover anyway)! It has been about 4 years since I had to write a paper, and I honestly don't even remember how to do citations! I'm screwed! Anyone know of a helpful site for doing basic MLA format citations?

    Our first test is in a week! I am soooo scared.
    Try Purdue University's website...they have an MLA Formatting page at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/557/01/. It's always helped me with my papers! Good luck!
  10. by   Lennonninja
    Well, ANP has induced my first crying fit of the semester. Stupid hyper/hypotonic solutions I felt so good about chapter 1, and pretty good about chapter 2, and then chapter 3 has me thinking that I'll end up as a custodian instead of a nurse
  11. by   RN2B73
    Quote from Lennonninja
    Well, ANP has induced my first crying fit of the semester. Stupid hyper/hypotonic solutions I felt so good about chapter 1, and pretty good about chapter 2, and then chapter 3 has me thinking that I'll end up as a custodian instead of a nurse

    No you won't because you won't let that happen!!!! Trust me, after the test I took yesterday my outlook is grim but I'm not going to let some teacher ruin my plans...you'll be fine. We both will, it's our dream...it ends up how we want it to.
  12. by   Lennonninja
    Quote from RN2B73
    No you won't because you won't let that happen!!!! Trust me, after the test I took yesterday my outlook is grim but I'm not going to let some teacher ruin my plans...you'll be fine. We both will, it's our dream...it ends up how we want it to.
    Thanks, the kind words are very much appreciated

    My best friend, her husband is a 4th year med student, and he's gonna help me with this stuff this weekend, so that's a big relief. I think right about now I just need a big glass of wine and some sleep!
  13. by   justcharlotte
    Well, ANP has induced my first crying fit of the semester. Stupid hyper/hypotonic solutions
    aah, maybe I can help you on this one because I had troubles with it- either that or this will make no sense at al
    Everything I write hypotonic I write it hypOtonic- BIG O. The cell SWELLS and looks like the big O because there is a higher concentration of water outside cell than in so water flows INTO the cell.
    Then you know that hypertonic is the opposite
    That may not help at all, but it is the ONLY way I can remember it- hopefully this does not sound crazy. Good luck!

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