Big difference between Fall '14 and Spring '15? - page 3

I was planning on taking my pre reqs slow and steady and applying in October '14 for the Spring 2015 BSN program. BUT Spring '15 just seems so far away!!! I could cram and try to get in for... Read More

  1. Visit  16mm profile page
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    taking the fluffy pre-reqs first is a consideration. Maybe I could take them this summer. But I'd rather not take A&P2 and Micro concurrently. Man, I have a lot to think about :/
  2. Visit  SopranoKris profile page
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    Personally, I'd do English I & II in the summer and take A&P when you have a full semester to devote to it. I took Physiology and Microbiology at the same time. It's definitely do-able (got an A in both). I wouldn't want to cram that much A&P into such a short amount of time. You'll need the Physiology to understand Pharmacology, trust me!
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    Micro over the summer might be a good choice. You can just concentrate on that and it's not that bad. You might need a good 6 months for at least one of the A&P's. It's a lot of info.
  4. Visit  16mm profile page
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    hmm.. so maybe..

    Summer 2013: Eng 1&2

    Fall 2013: A&P1, Nutrition, Stats

    Spring 2014: A&P 2, Psych

    Summer 2014: Micro

    I don't know why I'm so afraid to take both A&P 2 and Micro at the same time but I am!!
    Last edit by 16mm on Apr 9, '13
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    Quote from SopranoKris
    Personally, I'd do English I & II in the summer and take A&P when you have a full semester to devote to it. I took Physiology and Microbiology at the same time. It's definitely do-able (got an A in both). I wouldn't want to cram that much A&P into such a short amount of time. You'll need the Physiology to understand Pharmacology, trust me!
    This!
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  6. Visit  donutball profile page
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    i took a&p I during spring and a&p II in summer session 1... if i had a choice i think i would've liked to take a&p II during the fall instead...the summer session for me was short and a bit rushed towards the end.
  7. Visit  16mm profile page
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    thank you all for the advice!
    Last edit by 16mm on Apr 10, '13
  8. Visit  SopranoKris profile page
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    Quote from memphismom
    I don't know why I'm so afraid to take both A&P 2 and Micro at the same time but I am!!
    What scares you about this? Is it the amount of studying? Or the material itself? Don't be afraid of Micro. It was actually one of my favorite classes, especially lab! It's not as daunting as you think. And there are wonderful resources online to help with the more complicated concepts.

    I highly recommend Dr. Leslie Samuels' videos. You can find them on YouTube (just search his name or Interactive Biology). Also, Khan Academy (free) has terrific video tutorials. Both Dr. Samuels & Khan Academy have videos for Micro and A&P. They really help give you ways to remember what you've learned.

    Focus on your goal (getting a good GPA) and stay organized with your studies. That's the key to getting an A. If you're going to do A&P II & Micro in the same semester, I highly recommend getting a planner. Take your syllabus for each class and enter all your exam dates into the planner and highlight them in green. Then enter all your quiz dates and highlight in blue. Then add in all your homework and highlight in pink. In the gaps in between, enter in study time (I used yellow for study time). That way, you've got an easy way to see at a glance what you've got coming up for the week and how much time you have to devote to studying in between your homework, quizzes and exams. You will always be on top of your studies and prepared for class.

    Last semester, I took 6 classes (17 credits) and I was still able to get a 4.0 in each class by staying organized. I had Physiology (A&P II), Microbiology, Microbiology Lab, Pharmacology, Human Growth/Development and Into to Health Professions. It was a LOT of work, but it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be.

    Only you know what you're comfortable doing. Do what you feel you can handle.
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  9. Visit  16mm profile page
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    I guess it's the amount of information from each class that scares me a little bit about it. Both classes have a lab and both classes have a wealth of info to learn. But that is awesome advice! I'll still consider taking them concurrently!
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