Fall 2012 Microbiology Students -- STAND UP! - page 17

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... Read More

  1. Visit  SopranoKris} profile page
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    We have a HUGE lab test tomorrow. Basically, almost any differential test you can think of is going to be on it (IMViC, Urease, DNAse, Sulfide, etc.) We have at least 18 different tests, their components and reactions to memorize for this one. It's easy to get them mixed up. I had to separate them into 2 groups - those that indicate a pH reaction and those that don't. Makes it easier to break it into chunks. Still...it's a lot to get straight. He doesn't make it easy on us. He expects us to know all the chemical reactions and writes out the chemical equation for each one and has us fill in the blanks. I haven't had chemistry in 18 years, so this has been a very tough unit!

    Lecture exam is pretty easy this time, though. Just DNA replication and viruses. Not too bad. At least it balances out the tough lab exam. At our school, lab is a separate class from lecture. The lab is only 1 credit hour, whereas lecture is 4 credits. For a 1 credit class, we're doing just about the same amount of work as the 4 credit class!!! He's tough, but he's really good.

    5 more weeks to go and we're done....yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  3. Visit  Kimynurse} profile page
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    Good luck, we go back tonight after school
    Being closed because of Sandy for a week.

    We have a test that I'm not at all prepared for.
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    Studying microbial metabolism. Have to do my quiz on this one this week. The stressor is that we also have a quiz on microbial growth and the control of microbial growth along with 3 labs and postings all due by Sunday, then a midterm next Wednesday.:-(
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    Quote from kmillersocal
    Studying microbial metabolism. Have to do my quiz on this one this week. The stressor is that we also have a quiz on microbial growth and the control of microbial growth along with 3 labs and postings all due by Sunday, then a midterm next Wednesday.:-(
    On my iPhone, so please excuse the typos:-(
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    Quote from Kimynurse
    Good luck, we go back tonight after school
    Being closed because of Sandy for a week.

    We have a test that I'm not at all prepared for.
    Glad that you came through Sandy in one piece I lived in FL during Hurricane Andrew and it was awful. I feel for you! The worst part is all your familiar landmarks (e.g. trees, street signs, etc.) are all gone so it makes you feel disoriented for a while.

    Hopefully, your professors will be understanding since everyone just went through a traumatic event

    Best wishes on your test
  7. Visit  Kimynurse} profile page
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    Thank you, the test was post pined till Tuesday
    I'm so not into this with all the devastation around us, friends still without power.

    It's tough
  8. Visit  Blue Felt Fedora} profile page
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    We're in the home stretch! One lab left before our written final (the Tuesday after Thanksgiving), and then we have the following four labs for our unknowns.

    As for lecture, we have one more test and the final. December 7th is the official last day of the semester. I can't believe we're so close! Once I finish this class and this semester, it's time for me to start studying for the Kaplan entrance exam.
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    One more lecture exam exam to go...yay! Started Unknowns in lab today. I was able to guess which bacterium I have for sample A just by the color. The only time we had it was in the very first test at the beginning of the semester. Kind of a give-away...S. marcesens) Won't know until Monday what I've got in sample B. Love solving mysteries, so I'm really liking this project
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    Ladylynn6, I am also going to start studying for the Kaplan. What is your game plan for that beast of a test?
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    Quote from dsb_fam
    Ladylynn6, I am also going to start studying for the Kaplan. What is your game plan for that beast of a test?
    I bought the book, but apparently its usefulness is debatable. Luckily, the wonderful woman from the program sent me a study guide. I'll be using that to figure out what to study in the Kaplan book and studying the physiology portion of A&P II. What about you?
  12. Visit  Kimynurse} profile page
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    Wow, our test on chemistry,cellular respiration, DNA was ridiculously hard, most of the information didn't come from book, notes or power point.

    I'm happy it's over 3 down 3 to go, plus the unknown.
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    Quote from Kimynurse
    Wow, our test on chemistry,cellular respiration, DNA was ridiculously hard, most of the information didn't come from book, notes or power point.

    I'm happy it's over 3 down 3 to go, plus the unknown.

    Not cool to get tests that you can't truly prepare for:-( at least you only have 3 more to go:-)

    I have 4 more unit quizzes, 4 labs, and a final. Whoop whoop!!
  14. Visit  Kimynurse} profile page
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    Thank you
    With a big curve, and 2 bonus questions
    I got a 90. I would of gotten a 76 without extra points.


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