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- Oct 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.
- 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.
- Awww. Thanks, Alewis! :-) Good job on your first exam, too. 84% is great!
- Oct 2, '12 by EMT89How 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.
- @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.
- Oct 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
- Oct 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