Fall 2012 Microbiology Students -- STAND UP! - page 19

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. by   Exhaustipated
    Had my written lab final today. Wasn't too bad. Grades aren't posted yet, but I feel pretty good about it. Thursday starts our unknowns.

    Today's lecture exam, on the other hand, was a killer. No grades posted for that yet either, and I DON'T feel good about that one at all. I'm almost afraid to see how I did. Ugh.
  2. by   SopranoKris
    You'll be fine, Ladylynn6...I just know it! I'm jealous you're done already. We still have 3 more weeks to go...ugh!
  3. by   dsb_fam
    WHOOOOOP!!!!! Just finished lab today, so GOOD NEWS! Bad News is that now I need to study the 25 page Final Exam study guide. Yep, 25 pages!
  4. by   Kimynurse
    Good luck everyone

    Just finished my unknown paper!

    3 more tests to go, December 18th is our last day
  5. by   britthohenbrink
    Completed my unknown report last week, have a test on Monday, and our final is on December 10th.

    I am doing better in this class than I thought I would and have not really enjoyed it too much. Will be glad when it's all over.
  6. by   EMT89
    I already turned in my Unknown since this week was going to be hellish. I would have had a microbiology lecture test, micro lab practical, and an 8 page paper to turn in on Thursday. I am already turning the 8 page paper in on Tuesday. 4 days from Thursday is my Microbiology lecture final. Thankfully our professor is making our test through blackboard . I was somewhat relieved at least to be away from distractions. Even though I can take it at home I'm going study my butt off. I could possibly come out with a B, but a C is more than likely my grade. I just haven't had any interest in Microbiology this semester. I love A&P1 and 2 and made A's, this just isn't my cup of tea (Microbiology). I have tried every study style and habit known to man.
  7. by   msmartel bee
    I really enjoy microbiology. I think it's more interesting than A/P. but the exams I hate it, I will pick A/P over and over. I found my trick for micro. My first exam had 65 1 week studies. After that I have been studying everyday. Second test was 94 third test was 98. It's a everyday study for 1hr at least Good luck everybody. Semester is almost done. I'm getting ready for pharmacology next semester
  8. by   hellakkat
    I wish you all luck who are starting micro. like physiology and anatomy, it's a lot of memorization, although once you start incorporating what you learn in class in the lab setting, it can actually get pretty fun sometimes

    just keep up with the reading, pay attention in lecture, and try your best to apply what you learn in lab. that is what helped me and i'm closing in on my microbiology final this thursday.

    Good luck!
  9. by   Nurse2b7337
    Hellakkat I was told Micro was not like AnP2 in terms of memorization. So there is what are the other similarities if any?

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  10. by   RunnerRN2015
    Quote from Nurse2b7337
    Hellakkat I was told Micro was not like AnP2 in terms of memorization. So there is what are the other similarities if any?

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    I find my study habits are very different between A&P and micro. A&P 1 was 99% memorization, A&P 2 was about 50% memorization and 50% understanding the processes, and micro has been very little memorization and pretty much all comprehension. For A&P, I was all about the flash cards! For micro, I read and re-read the powerpoints and lecture book over and over again.
  11. by   Kimynurse
    Depends on your teacher
    Ours is tons of info, not memorizing, lots of Chem. DNA, aerobic and anaerobic respiration, much deeper the either A&p

    I liked both a&p's not so much microbiology.

    Can't wait till its over!
    We have/had 4 lecture tests , 2 lab tests
    1 gram stain practical
    2 unknown bacteria with a 5 page paper
  12. by   Exhaustipated
    Ours has been quite a bit of memorization: bacteria, viruses, antibiotics, diseases...it's tough, because I'm not the best with memorization. Give me application and comprehension, and I'm good.

    We started our unknowns, and I was a mess. I shook like a leaf the entire lab. My gram stains were pathetic (even dropped a slide into the used dye), and I think I messed up my streak plate. I can't believe how nervous I was! I'm not sure how to get past my nerves tomorrow, but I have GOT to find a way.
  13. by   EMT89
    I found out I am sitting right on the B/C line. I thought my grade was definitely the lower end of the C. This includes lab as well. I still have my lab practical and the professor needs to grade my unknown paper. I am kind of nervous for my last lecture test on Thursday before finals (same day as practical). I am trying to keep positive with this.