Fall 2012 Microbiology Students -- STAND UP! - page 15

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

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    We'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.

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    84% on my first exam! Actually did a lot better than I thought I would. That's motivating me to study even harder for the next one! I'm preparing early.
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    97% (194/200 points) on Test 2. It's an improvement over my first test and it's an A, so that's good. Still, there's room for improvement.

    We start viruses on Thursday.
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    Good job, Ladylynn6! 😃 You're my inspiration for the rest of this semester!
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    Awww. Thanks, Alewis! :-) Good job on your first exam, too. 84% is great!
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    How are you guys studying? I received a 63 on my first test, but have 4 more tests and an a project+ lab to help bring my grade up. I have spent more time on studying. One of my classes is finishing up this week so I will have more time to study.
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    @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.
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    I 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
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    EMT89- 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
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    Quote from dsb_fam
    I 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
    That cracked me up immensely

    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
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