Fall 2012 Microbiology Students -- STAND UP! - page 15
by Blue Felt Fedora 24,916 Views | 294 Comments
Since we had these threads when I was in A&P I and II, and I thought I'd start one for Microbiology. Anybody else delving into the world of bacteria and viruses this fall? Let's start a support thread! Let's share our victories... Read More
- 0Oct 1, '12 by Blue Felt FedoraWe've got our second lecture test tomorrow, covering genetics, taxonomy, eukaryotic organisms (protists & fungi), and the gram negative & gram positive bacteria lists we were sent before the semester started. I had family visiting from overseas, so I've lost some study time. As soon as the husband leaves for work, I'll be buckling down and studying my butt off.
- 0@EMT89: I record all the lectures and then transcribe them later. That way, not only am I re-listening, but I'm also slowing down and paying much closer attention. I always hear stuff I missed first time around. After that, I fill in my lecture notes and try to read them over every day.
I also utilize the tools our school provides. They put flash cards, games, and practice tests online for us, and I use them all. The games in particular help me out a lot.
On the test we just took, we had to know a list of gram positive and gram negative bacteria. I was having a really difficult time memorizing them, so I recorded myself reading the list, burned the recording to CD, and listened to it over and over while I was driving.
Lastly, my study partner and I often discuss concepts one of us has trouble with. Discussing it helps a lot, whether I'm helping or being helped. The more we discuss, the better off I am.
- 0Oct 2, '12 by Alewis55EMT89- Our professor provides is with a study guide. It consists of concepts/questions. For that exam, I did the study guide 3 times. Repetition is what helps me with everything. I also go through and do all of the questions at the end of each chapter. More power to the people who can study without using the book. Personally, I prefer to use the book to cross-reference the information in the book with the information given by the professor.Last edit by Alewis55 on Oct 2, '12
- 1Oct 3, '12 by SopranoKrisQuote from dsb_famThat cracked me up immenselyI got GONORRHEA and conquered it with a 100%. We had to do a major infectious disease report and I received 100%. I am totally stoked. Also, I am now an expert on the subject of purulent pus and swollen testicles. SORRY...tmi
Too funny, dsb_fam! I was given a food-borne illness bacteria. All the good (deadly) ones were taken, so I'm stuck with Bacillus cereus. Just your run of the mill diarrhea & cramping. Most people don't even go to the doctor for it. 2nd common cause of food poisoning. Yawn! Nothing as "fun" as gonorrhea...LOL