Dcccd 2006 - page 52

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  1. by   lalajenn
    Good luck in your Algebra class, Fun2Care!!

    I dropped Spanish because I was concentrating too much on Chemistry which I still have an A in and so far I have an A in my religion class. Spanish just suffered too much and I didn't want anything less than a B in that class. I recommend never to learn a language through telecourse though. I think I would have done better if I had actually gone to a class and could talk with others in Spanish. I have no one to talk to me in Spanish here.

    Hope everyone is doing good!!
  2. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Thanks to you all, I'm going to try really, really hard!

    lalajenn, I took all 3 of my Spanish classes online, but I had 3 years in high school as well. Plus, I worked in the ESL dept at the high school at the time as well. I still made B's in all three classes though. I don't think I could have made an A in Spanish in class or online.



    Quote from lalajenn
    Good luck in your Algebra class, Fun2Care!!

    I dropped Spanish because I was concentrating too much on Chemistry which I still have an A in and so far I have an A in my religion class. Spanish just suffered too much and I didn't want anything less than a B in that class. I recommend never to learn a language through telecourse though. I think I would have done better if I had actually gone to a class and could talk with others in Spanish. I have no one to talk to me in Spanish here.

    Hope everyone is doing good!!
    Last edit by Fun2, RN, BSN on Nov 10, '05
  3. by   lalajenn
    I took 2 years of French in high school. Now if French was useful here in Texas than I would have taken that and I could have passed with flying colors. I have never taken Spanish before. Our teacher count off points for accent marks and if I am talking to someone I don't think they care where I put accent marks. All I wanted to know was Spanish while being a nurse. Oh well.
  4. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Accents I'm 'ok' with, it's the future, past, past participle, etc that I don't know.

    So, if I talk to someone, 99% will be in the present tense. :chuckle (I'm sure they at least get the point...may think I'm an idiot, but oh well.)


    Hey, you'd be all set if you were to ever move up north knowing French.

    My french consists of "french fries" "french kiss" "french dressing", etc. lol :chuckle

    Quote from lalajenn
    I took 2 years of French in high school. Now if French was useful here in Texas than I would have taken that and I could have passed with flying colors. I have never taken Spanish before. Our teacher count off points for accent marks and if I am talking to someone I don't think they care where I put accent marks. All I wanted to know was Spanish while being a nurse. Oh well.
  5. by   Jessy_RN
    My most sincere wishes to you Mi'Shelle
  6. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from Future_RN_Jess
    My most sincere wishes to you Mi'Shelle

    Thanks, Jess. (Welcome back online!)
  7. by   Jessy_RN
    Quote from Fun2Care
    Thanks, Jess. (Welcome back online!)
    Thank you! I missed ya'll.
  8. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Hey everyone!


    Who all registered for winter-mester classes?



    If the Fall '06 application period is from November 1st - February 28th, how can the 6 month limit on the physical be done? Doesn't it have to be w/i 6 months of the expected entry (August)?

    My plan was to finish my Algebra class (WITH AN A!!), get my transcript, and go "exchange" my application by January 26th. However, even if I waited until the last day to "exchange" the old application stuff with the new, it would be 7 months until expected entry.

    Anyway, I hope everyone is doing well. Hope you have/had good holidays and enjoy whatever breaks you get.

    Good luck on finals.
  9. by   DreamBelieveSucceed
    Hi Fun!
    I haven't been to the boards in a while - A&P I!! Need I say more! Anyway, I have been wondering the same thing - I am going to apply even though I am taking Micro and A&P II in Spring but have finished everything else! Even if we wait until the VERY last minute to get the physical and turn in our report the 6-month limit will be up by the time August rolls around. I am going to call El Centro next week and check things out and make sure I am reading the info correctly - but I must be if two of us are thinking the same thing!

    I am not going to take any Winter-mester classes - my kids are home and I need to focus on my NET test study guide! Have you taken the NET? If so, any advice or any good study material in bookstores or the web?

    BTW - what class(es) are/were you going to take for an "A"?
  10. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    I have all of the classes completed with an A, except Algebra. Therefore, Algebra will be consuming my winter-mester.

    For the Spring semester, I am taking Nutrition and History 1302, both online, toward my RN-BSN.



    The NET is exactly like it states on the NET Study Guide, and that study guide was the best review I found. I bought mine on Ebay.

    The math is addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, ratios & basic algebra.

    The reading is really the hardest part. I was so worried about the math part until I found out that the reading was the hardest, and many failed that part.

    I passed both parts on the first time WAY over the 50 point mark!

    Just make sure to watch the amount of time you spend on each question....don't rush too much, but don't take too long on each one either. The computer doesn't shut off each question; It's up to you to pay attention to how much time you're spending on each one.

    If you study your study guide all the way through, do the practice tests several times before the actual test, you should be fine. Good luck!

    When are you taking it?
  11. by   DreamBelieveSucceed
    Good luck on your Algebra! I know you can do it! I took Algebra online during the summer and my husband is the reason I passed it - he is an Electrical Engineer and basically taught me everything. We went on a huge family vacation with our kids and every night we put the kids to bed, got out his laptop computer, and worked on Algebra. Real romantic vacation for us needless to say!!

    I am planning to take the NET the very first part of January - right after my kids go back to school and before I begin next semester. That way I will have December (after this semester) to study for it and not have A&P to worry about too!

    I may have no chance of admission for Fall 06 since I will be taking Micro and A&P II in the Spring. They may need those hours included on my transcript to help me with the "ranking" and "tie-breaking" process! Oh well, if I don't make it, I'll take my Spanish (elective and something toward my BSN like you are! But after taking the "fun" classes I would dread having to take History or Government . Sorry I've always wanted to use this guy

    So what part of the reading was the hardest for you? In the study guide that I have (it is a generic study guide for all the different nursing entrance exams), I would agree that the "Reading" area is very hard. I have only looked at the Synonyms, Antonyms section and many of the words they use I have never heard of!
  12. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Thanks, I've been practicing, and I bought a DVD to help. lol I'm taking it online as well.

    I took it online last time and made a B, but I was working then. I also took it because the school I was working at was paying for it. I didn't have the "GOTTA GET AN A" mindset like I have now!


    As far as the NET, it is main idea, purpose of the writer, and something like what would happen next. It's not "Dick sees the ball"..."What would Dick do next?" type questions though. LOL

    It does involve more in-depth thinking. I do recommend buying the "NET Study Guide" though from Eriworld.com. (or Ebay or Amazon.com....wherever.)

    You can handle it!

    Quote from DreamBelieveSucceed
    Good luck on your Algebra! I know you can do it! I took Algebra online during the summer and my husband is the reason I passed it - he is an Electrical Engineer and basically taught me everything. We went on a huge family vacation with our kids and every night we put the kids to bed, got out his laptop computer, and worked on Algebra. Real romantic vacation for us needless to say!!

    I am planning to take the NET the very first part of January - right after my kids go back to school and before I begin next semester. That way I will have December (after this semester) to study for it and not have A&P to worry about too!

    I may have no chance of admission for Fall 06 since I will be taking Micro and A&P II in the Spring. They may need those hours included on my transcript to help me with the "ranking" and "tie-breaking" process! Oh well, if I don't make it, I'll take my Spanish (elective and something toward my BSN like you are! But after taking the "fun" classes I would dread having to take History or Government . Sorry I've always wanted to use this guy

    So what part of the reading was the hardest for you? In the study guide that I have (it is a generic study guide for all the different nursing entrance exams), I would agree that the "Reading" area is very hard. I have only looked at the Synonyms, Antonyms section and many of the words they use I have never heard of!
  13. by   a_clay
    [QUOTE=Fun2Care]Hey everyone!

    If the Fall '06 application period is from November 1st - February 28th, how can the 6 month limit on the physical be done? Doesn't it have to be w/i 6 months of the expected entry (August)?

    QUOTE]

    Fun2Care,

    Good luck with your Algebra class - I'm sure you will do great! What school / professor will be teaching your Algebra class?

    When you find out the answer to the question about the physical will you please post it so that others will know? Speaking for myself, I would appreciate it!

    Amy

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