A&P 1 Spring 08 - page 23

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   moosiesmom
    Quote from PreRN Katie
    Got my grade back for exam 1 and I got an 87. On one hand I'm annoyed because I studied very hard and wanted an A, but then again the class average was a 71 so I guess I came out on top. Hopefully I can bust my @$$ even harder next time and get an A!

    That's a great grade, especially for the first test !
  2. by   justcharlotte
    Any advice on what I could study before I start taking A & P 1
    Hey!
    If you know what textbook you are going to need you could get it early and start preparing- although you may not cover everything in your textbook so I'd stick with the basics like learning all the bones and the anatomical planes first. You have a lot of time to study so maybe try to find someone who has taken the class before you to figure out what you cover in the course.
  3. by   PreRN Katie
    Quote from moosiesmom
    Hey Guys !

    Any advice on what I could study before I start taking A & P 1 (again) or A & P 2. I took them 25 years ago and have to re-take. :icon_roll I want to take them in the fall so please let me know how I can help myself get a leg up on these classes. I want to do some heavy studying/prep for these classes in the summer. I know it is alot of memorization, but any info would help !! What were the first portions you were tested on ? The toughest portions ? If you had it to do over what would you have studied beforehand ? I know The A&P's are scrutinized by nursing school admissions. :uhoh21: Thanks loads !
    I think almost every A&P class starts off with the regional/anatomical terms, body quadrants, and planes of section. I memorized anterior v. posterior, superior v. inferior, etc. first because it's needed for every other chapter. Also go over the basic chem stuff because you'll either be tested on it or need to know it just to understand the physiology aspect. It's a pretty safe bet that you'll need to know tissues and bones pretty soon into the course too. Those four sections seem to be the ones everybody has been working on first. Good luck to you!!!
  4. by   ronkie
    Morning all...just dropping by for a few minutes to get some encouragement from others going thru A&P I. This is the toughest course I've ever taken! As many have said before, there's just so much stuff to learn! I finally got over the hurdle I faced on the chemistry part (well, most of it anyway), and now I'm facing the tissues hurdle. It seems like for every tissue, organ, process, etc. that you must learn, there are at least 50 components to that organ, process, tissue that you have to memorize. I'm backlogged now! The chemistry and cellular metabolism portions took me a while to get so I had to stay on those like white on rice! I'm taking the course online, so I'm kind of able to pace myself. But in trying to make sure I understood everything from a chapter, I got behind on the chapter for the upcoming week. Not to mention the labs we have to complete and the discussions we have to participate in! And we have a chapter test every week! And I work full-time and have a 4-year old! I'm feeling very overwhelmed. I've got an exam on cellular metabolism, tissues and the integumentary system coming up on the 23rd. I just got to the point where I understand cellular metabolism! I've gone through a bit of the tissues chapter, but have to finish that, complete the lab, learn the integumentary chapter, complete the lab, and study for the exam on all 3 chapters! Now, that I've whined and gotten it off my chest, it's time to get off the computer so I can get some work done and study some more!
  5. by   O.R.they?
    Quote from PreRN Katie
    Got my grade back for exam 1 and I got an 87. On one hand I'm annoyed because I studied very hard and wanted an A, but then again the class average was a 71 so I guess I came out on top. Hopefully I can bust my @$$ even harder next time and get an A!

    An 87 is great! Congratulations and the next time, there's an A with your name on it!
  6. by   PurposebyDesign
    I have a test on Chapters 1-4. The most difficult to study is the Genetics chapter 4 .I also studied daily for chapter we did that week and the first 4 weeks flew by. Now I am reviewing for my first big lecture test Tue and also a tissue test. Im a little nervous and tired from my late nights studying . I hope to at least get a B for this test..
    I know with :bowingpur God's help i can do this.
  7. by   ronkie
    Quote from PurposebyDesign
    I have a test on Chapters 1-4. The most difficult to study is the Genetics chapter 4 .I also studied daily for chapter we did that week and the first 4 weeks flew by. Now I am reviewing for my first big lecture test Tue and also a tissue test. Im a little nervous and tired from my late nights studying . I hope to at least get a B for this test..
    I know with :bowingpur God's help i can do this.
    You said it..."with God's help I can do this"! Good luck on your test, too!
  8. by   PreRN Katie
    Quote from ronkie
    Morning all...just dropping by for a few minutes to get some encouragement from others going thru A&P I. This is the toughest course I've ever taken! As many have said before, there's just so much stuff to learn! I finally got over the hurdle I faced on the chemistry part (well, most of it anyway), and now I'm facing the tissues hurdle. It seems like for every tissue, organ, process, etc. that you must learn, there are at least 50 components to that organ, process, tissue that you have to memorize. I'm backlogged now! The chemistry and cellular metabolism portions took me a while to get so I had to stay on those like white on rice! I'm taking the course online, so I'm kind of able to pace myself. But in trying to make sure I understood everything from a chapter, I got behind on the chapter for the upcoming week. Not to mention the labs we have to complete and the discussions we have to participate in! And we have a chapter test every week! And I work full-time and have a 4-year old! I'm feeling very overwhelmed. I've got an exam on cellular metabolism, tissues and the integumentary system coming up on the 23rd. I just got to the point where I understand cellular metabolism! I've gone through a bit of the tissues chapter, but have to finish that, complete the lab, learn the integumentary chapter, complete the lab, and study for the exam on all 3 chapters! Now, that I've whined and gotten it off my chest, it's time to get off the computer so I can get some work done and study some more!
    I hear ya! I myself am not a fan of the tissue chapter either. Hang in there and just keep working at it, you'll do great!

    Does anyone else hate bones as much as I do? I mean good lord, why does every speck and notch and ridge and bump have some crazy name that I have to memorize?! Every time I so much as SEE a skull in lab I'm nearly overcome with an urge to hurl it across the room:angryfire...ok, I'm done now!
  9. by   moosiesmom
    UGH...is that what I get to look forward to !
  10. by   tejon
    I'm a little over half way through A&P I now. We've had a test on tissues/overall body organization/directional terms (got a 97.5% on that - yay!) in lecture, and a tissues lab test (98%) and a bones lab test (don't have that grade back yet). Next is a test on joints/nervous system, which I'm trying to wrap my brain around. Joints is proving especially hard for some reason, though I also need to figure out action potentials and really get that in my head well. The bones exam was really hard because there's just no good way to study bones and their markings from a book or online - you need the actual bones so you can figure out where things are and what articulates with what. I found myself wishing I had a skull, a scapula, a coxal bone, and a femur to take home and study. Perhaps a few representative vertebrae, too.
  11. by   PurposebyDesign
    Quote from tejon
    I found myself wishing I had a skull, a scapula, a coxal bone, and a femur to take home and study. Perhaps a few representative vertebrae, too.
    Congrats for doing really great on those tests.But I find myself laughing at the above quote a little, thinking that you already have all those bones, you just cant see them
  12. by   tejon
    Quote from PurposebyDesign
    Congrats for doing really great on those tests.But I find myself laughing at the above quote a little, thinking that you already have all those bones, you just cant see them
    Oh, yes, I laughed at that fact many times! If only I could take my femur out and study the markings....:icon_roll

    I actually had my two boys quiz me by pointing to a part of their body and asking me which bone it was. They thought it was really cool that I could name anything they thought of!
  13. by   Lennonninja
    Because of my class being canceled last week due to ice, and our first exam pushed back until this week, I've been trying to push all of the first four chapters into my brain, along with the beginning of the skeletal chapter. My brain hurts I think. lol I've never studied for a test this much in my life!

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