A&P 1: The Spring '05 Anatomy & Physiology Club - page 4

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   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from jennheidkamp
    Yep,
    Not much of a holiday break huh? It has helped me from getting out of the study habits though. No time to be lazy.

    Well....how did it go.....HOW DID IT GO????? lol
  2. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from okie2
    hey- just got my books today! I found the text used, in really good condition (no hi-lighting) and with the CD, student access kit, AND human body atlas all for $105. I felt that to be a pretty good deal. I also picked up the study guide since they had one used for $20. Some people say they never used it- but I think I'll try everything this first semester back. Along with the lab manual and fetal pig dissection manual, and a shiny new 3-ring binder( I had an old one but couldn't resist the pretty new pink one!)- it all cost $185.
    I saw a guy I know & he had A&PI last summer, same instructor that I got. ANyway, he said the guy's notes are available at Kinkos and he goes by them in class so I might just have to add a little here & there. He also warned me that everyone FAILED the first lab exam (cellular structure and histology) the average grade was 40/100. & I'd better be well prepared. I looked over the schedule and we have the first exam after the first two weeks- and it covers 2 units! that's alot! I'm starting to read tonight!
    I'm pretty psyched now & really glad for the support here!
    Have Fun & Good Luck everyone!

    OMG, Okie2, everyone failed? I hope knowing this before helps you to be more prepared than "that group of everyone"! lol


    I spent my holiday week studying A&P. From today until the 11th, I'm stuck doing English essays again. Then, I'll get another week to study A&P before I get slapped in the face with it! :chuckle


    Again......good luck to everyone!!!
  3. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from einsteinsboi
    Thanks Fun2Care. I like the Albert Einstein qoute on your sig. I like a lot of what he had to say.

    einsteinsboi: Thanks.....I did a search for "famous quotes".
  4. by   onehusbandsevenkids
    I'm a new poster here and need all of the support I can muster up!
    My best friend from childhood is an RN, so she's been giving me some good tips and letting me know what the realities will be.
    This is my second semester. Besides A&P, I'm taking Eng/Writing 102,
    MA 111, and a required computer course.
    Also as support, I'm going to school everyday with another member here lovinthreeangels HELLO AMANDA
    So, we are a couple of crazy friends that are going through this journey together, which makes it nicer. We did all last semester together, and THAT was crazy! We saw much more of each other than we did our own families.

    The scores at our school would be posted outside the lab door, we would look out of curiosity...the scores were pretty bad, I've got to say.
    So, we are a bit put off by that. :uhoh21:

    We would all welcome any tips to newbie A&P students, any BTDT's?
    What I wish I would have known stories?

    Blessings in 2005,
    Stephanie
  5. by   nurse2be2007
    Quote from onehusbandsevenkids
    I'm a new poster here and need all of the support I can muster up!
    My best friend from childhood is an RN, so she's been giving me some good tips and letting me know what the realities will be.
    This is my second semester. Besides A&P, I'm taking Eng/Writing 102,
    MA 111, and a required computer course.
    Also as support, I'm going to school everyday with another member here lovinthreeangels HELLO AMANDA
    So, we are a couple of crazy friends that are going through this journey together, which makes it nicer. We did all last semester together, and THAT was crazy! We saw much more of each other than we did our own families.

    The scores at our school would be posted outside the lab door, we would look out of curiosity...the scores were pretty bad, I've got to say.
    So, we are a bit put off by that. :uhoh21:

    We would all welcome any tips to newbie A&P students, any BTDT's?
    What I wish I would have known stories?

    Blessings in 2005,
    Stephanie
    Hi Stephanie,
    Glad to have you here with us all. I think its great to have a buddy to go through the program with. My sister and I were planning on doing this very same thing, but due to unforseen circumstances she couldnt sign up for this semester. I chose to move forward with my goals regardless. I think this thread it going to prove beneficial to us all and am glad it was started. Good luck to you, and welcome!

    Tracy
  6. by   okie2
    Luckily the "everyone" group is only one section of lab- thank goodness. I really hope he was exaggerating! AND- yes it was great to be warned- I'll definitely start right away reviewing the micro/histo stuff.
    I went to take a look at my classrooms after buying my books. I kinda got lost- so I'm glad I took a tour before the first day of class! The classroom is small- and each section is limited to 30 people. This will be much different than my previous experience with university classes that numbered in the 100s! I won't be able to hide in the back
    Welcome everyone! Let's stick together- we can do it!
  7. by   ckkala
    Can I join :chuckle

    I also am nontrad at 31 with 3 kids aged 10, 7 and 4. I am taking A&P by itself because I went through it once before and dropped. I was 18 and too young to care. Now, I could kick myself. It will be great to have a group of us to help get through it. I won't have time to go to study groups.
  8. by   onehusbandsevenkids
    Quote from nurse2be2007
    Hi Stephanie,
    Glad to have you here with us all. I think its great to have a buddy to go through the program with. My sister and I were planning on doing this very same thing, but due to unforseen circumstances she couldnt sign up for this semester. I chose to move forward with my goals regardless. I think this thread it going to prove beneficial to us all and am glad it was started. Good luck to you, and welcome!

    Tracy
    Hi Tracy!

    Thanks for the welcome. My friend and I are vrey apprehensive about this A&P class....praying for the best! It is nice to have someone to do all of this with, commute with, ect....I'm just worried about one of us going on and making it into the clinicals and one of us not! We take our entrance exam at the end of this month.

    Good luck to you, too!
    Blessings,
    Stephanie
  9. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from onehusbandsevenkids
    hi tracy!

    thanks for the welcome. my friend and i are vrey apprehensive about this a&p class....praying for the best! it is nice to have someone to do all of this with, commute with, ect....i'm just worried about one of us going on and making it into the clinicals and one of us not! we take our entrance exam at the end of this month.

    good luck to you, too!
    blessings,
    stephanie
    onehusbandsevenkids: welcome to the club! i'm glad you have a friend that is taking classes as well. you can keep each other's motivation up! don't worry about one making it, and one not making it. even if one gets ahead of the other, you will still have someone to lean on, a mentor. good luck to you, you can do it!!

    ckkala: of course you can join! lol welcome! i also am 31, so hopefully we are both "mature" enough to put 100% into our class, and make an a!!! :chuckle
  10. by   okie2
    For all those who are using Marieb 6th, I just accessed the "MYA&P" site. SOOOOOO much helpful stuff on there! I got the access packet with my book- even though it was used I highly recommend taking a look if you can. they also have registration with an ID # your prof can give you, so ask if interested.
    They have practice tests, unit reviews, flashcards, histology images, etc. I think it will be an excellent resource.
    I haven't tried the interactive physiology CD yet.
  11. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from okie2
    For all those who are using Marieb 6th, I just accessed the "MYA&P" site. SOOOOOO much helpful stuff on there! I got the access packet with my book- even though it was used I highly recommend taking a look if you can. they also have registration with an ID # your prof can give you, so ask if interested.
    They have practice tests, unit reviews, flashcards, histology images, etc. I think it will be an excellent resource.
    I haven't tried the interactive physiology CD yet.

    During the summer, I purchase the entrance fee for the MyPlace (or whatever it is called) for the Mareib book. I agree, even that is supposed to be basic compared to the MyA&P section, and I loved it!!

    I can't remember right now, did you start class yet? Did your instructor not have to give you a code to use it?
  12. by   okie2
    Quote from Fun2Care
    During the summer, I purchase the entrance fee for the MyPlace (or whatever it is called) for the Mareib book. I agree, even that is supposed to be basic compared to the MyA&P section, and I loved it!!

    I can't remember right now, did you start class yet? Did your instructor not have to give you a code to use it?
    I start on Jan 18th. The text included an access kit with a code for "MY A&P"-this allowed me to use the A&P PLACE only. The instructor ID is for "course compass"-a more involved supplement to class and personalized by the instructor if they want to use it. It would be nice to have, but, you're right, the basic site will be useful even without it. I'll know more in a few weeks
  13. by   Chad_KY_SRNA
    I start A&P 1 on January 11 and I am very excited to the point of being in hysterics A lot of my friends from high school who went to a larger university and then had bad grades due to an excessive amount of partying will be coming back closer to home this semester and I hope I don't get too distracted.

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