A&P 1: The Spring '05 Anatomy & Physiology Club - page 32

Ok, no one has started this yet, so I guess I will. I start A&P I on January 18th, lab and lecture. Here are a few good websites I have found...some are basic, some may be more indepth than your... Read More

  1. by   nurse2be2007
    Quote from Fun2Care
    Thanks!

    Go ahead...it will be our motto!!! lol
    Your very welcome! Ok so I put it under Location! LOL Thanks a bunch! I love it love it love it!
  2. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Hi and welcome land64shark. Read through the posts, maybe you can find some helpful links.

    Good luck!

    Quote from land64shark
    Hi,

    I'm new here too, though I've been lurking for awhile. I'm taking A&P lecture and lab class on-line. I'm told that this is a much harder way to do it than the traditional classroom setting and I believe it. It doesn't help that the lab class is using a different textbook than my lecture class, but I wasn't about to spend $180 for another book. Still, it's more convenient for me this way. I'm doing well (reserve further judgement until after mid-terms next week).
    I'm a little scared of it (mid-term).
    Lisa
  3. by   BoonersmomRN
    Well Happy MONDAY to everyone!

    I am in a great mood today. I just got the results back from our 2nd lecture exam ( 101%) and our action potential paper (100%).

    I'm feeling so good right now about A+P I since I have a solid A in both lab and lecture...and all the horror stories I had heard about how hard A+P was...I guess it's just the sheer amount of "memorization" LOL. I do have to say I was looking over my lab syllabus last night for the first time in a while and my heart about lurched out of my chest. Our lab grade is based on 4 tests only ( 2 down..2 to go)..our next one will be on special senses, endocrine system, and spinal cord tracts. Then I realized that our LAST exam covers the skeletal system AND the muscular system at once. I know that each of these is enough for a test in and of themself! Yikes! But, one day at a time..one day at a time

    Hope everyone has a great week- GOOD LUCK for all test takers!
  4. by   LKG6
    Quote from BoonersMom
    Well Happy MONDAY to everyone!

    I am in a great mood today. I just got the results back from our 2nd lecture exam ( 101%) and our action potential paper (100%).
    Congrats!


    I won't have A&P classes for two weeks, because this weekend is spring break, and the next is Easter.

    Katie
  5. by   BoonersmomRN
    Ooh I'm jealous! I have to wait until the week after easter!
  6. by   messiejessie
    We had spring break last week so it is back to working my butt off this week. I am so jealous of everyone that has all day to study. Working full time and taking this class is doing nothing for my social life, that is for sure!
  7. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Congrats Boonersmom!!!!
    We only have 3 lecture tests, and 3 lab practicals. 6 grades to do it right, or not at all.....

    MessieJessie, I am so sorry you have to work full-time. A&P is a #*$#*$(#, without the stress of work. ughhhh

    We are having Spring Break right now, same time as the kiddos.

    BTW....I have put all my lab pics online, so you're welcome to visit!!

    www.NursingJourney.com



    Quote from messiejessie
    We had spring break last week so it is back to working my butt off this week. I am so jealous of everyone that has all day to study. Working full time and taking this class is doing nothing for my social life, that is for sure!
  8. by   heatherp
    Quote from Fun2Care
    Congrats Boonersmom!!!!
    We only have 3 lecture tests, and 3 lab practicals. 6 grades to do it right, or not at all.....
    We have 3 1/2 lecutre tests, 7 lab tests, a dissection, and the final. Our lowest lab test is dropped though!

    After two weeks, we finally got our 1st real lecture exam back today. The first lecture test was only 50 points, the one we took 2 weeks ago, and the next 2 are worth 150 each, hence my calling this one our 1st real exam. I got a 122/150. I thought I had done SOO bad, so I am very happy with my 80%. I still have an 88, and can certainly bring that up, especially with the extra credit we can earn next week. It's only 10 points, but hey, that will bring my current grade up to an A! It's kind of funny, because I thought I did OK on the essay on the Sarcomere, and TERRIBLE on the essay on stability vs. mobility. Well, I got a 13/20 on the sarcomere and a 15/20 on the stability vs. mobility.

    Do you all have to do essay's on your lecture exams? Our lecture exams are brutle, especially if you have lab and lecture on the same day as I do. We get to have a multiple choice/fill in test for 1 1/2 hours, then go directly into lab where we have to write 2 essays in a 3 hour time period. Boy are we fried when we are done! Anyway, I was just curious how other schools work it. Remember at our school it's only Anatomy, not A&P combined.

    Heather
  9. by   CAG12345
    Congrats to both of you. I haven't been around for a few days, and was just reading through the posts.

    How DO you do it?

    I don't even dream of 100% on anything when it comes to Anatomy...

    Anyway, you don't have to give me an answer. Just enjoy the feeling...
  10. by   CAG12345
    Quote from heatherp
    We have 3 1/2 lecutre tests, 7 lab tests, a dissection, and the final. Our lowest lab test is dropped though!

    After two weeks, we finally got our 1st real lecture exam back today. The first lecture test was only 50 points, the one we took 2 weeks ago, and the next 2 are worth 150 each, hence my calling this one our 1st real exam. I got a 122/150. I thought I had done SOO bad, so I am very happy with my 80%. I still have an 88, and can certainly bring that up, especially with the extra credit we can earn next week. It's only 10 points, but hey, that will bring my current grade up to an A! It's kind of funny, because I thought I did OK on the essay on the Sarcomere, and TERRIBLE on the essay on stability vs. mobility. Well, I got a 13/20 on the sarcomere and a 15/20 on the stability vs. mobility.

    Do you all have to do essay's on your lecture exams? Our lecture exams are brutle, especially if you have lab and lecture on the same day as I do. We get to have a multiple choice/fill in test for 1 1/2 hours, then go directly into lab where we have to write 2 essays in a 3 hour time period. Boy are we fried when we are done! Anyway, I was just curious how other schools work it. Remember at our school it's only Anatomy, not A&P combined.

    Heather
    Hey, Heather:

    Glad you finally got your lecture midterm back. To get an 80% on that particular instructor's midterm is no small achievement. Glad to hear you are still within easy reach of an A and so glad about the extra credit, too. I need it BAAAAD myself. Just got my muscle lab exam back and got a 78, about 5-7 points lower than I expected, but the 12 points from going to the 4 lectures will bring it to a 90, which is an A.

    I am having a visceral reaction to the upcoming see-loam and viscera exam on Friday. I am so unprepared it's not even funny. I worked 12.5 hours last Friday with no lunch break and didn't do anything but sleep, stare and then sleep again from Friday night to Sunday morning I was so exhausted from work/school last week, and I had planned to go to open lab on Saturday which I sorely needed to do.

    I'll be in open lab tomorrow (Tuesday evening) trying to make more sense out of the arteries/veins, see-loam and viscera in the cadavers and the heart in the prosections even though I'll be running on fumes by then.

    Knowing you, you've probably got it all memorized by now...

    Take it easy and good luck on Friday if I don't hear from you or see you until then.
  11. by   BoonersmomRN
    Hey Heather

    I have lab+ lecture on Tuesdays and lecture only on Thursdays. Our class does a LOT online though....hence the reason I can get my grades earlier is she posts them online. Its NOT an online course but our prof. is the head of the online dept and I think she forgets that at times LOL!

    Anyway our lab tests are all practicals. Normally 50 questions - 1 at each "station" and we "rotate" from station to station every minute until we are all done. Lecture tests are a combination of multiple choice, T/F, Matching, and " choose all that apply".
  12. by   BoonersmomRN
    How DO you do it?

    A lot of ppl in my class ask me the same question and for *me* honestly it's just brute-force repetition. I do the online " book" tets that came in my book CD over and over and over along with the tests in the back of my study guide and I do about 300 flashcards per test. I carry my flashcards with me everywhere- grocery store, in the car, etc etc you name it...whenever I have a few idle moments I whip them out. I'm lucky to work out of my house so I only work LATE at night- which means during the day when my kids are in school and I'm not at school I study ( although to be honest 1/2 the time I wind up falling asleep- I made it about 5 minutes into spinal tracts yesterday and woke up 3 1/2 hours later)....but anyway...just repetition, repetition, repetition.
  13. by   LKG6
    Quote from heatherp
    Do you all have to do essay's on your lecture exams?
    Heather
    No, we don't have essays on lecture tests. We have open-ended questions, "fill in the blank space" types. No multiple choices.

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