Fall 2012 A&P2 students where are you??!! - page 4

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Hello everyone, who has started A&P 2? I know we can all use support from each other. I for one have started class and my first day was yesterday. The syllabus doesn't look to bad. I just hope I will enjoy this more than A&P1.... Read More


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    Had our first Physiology lab today. Looks like it will be fun. Definitely not as involved as Anatomy lab! We have to do a semester-long investigation project that's due the last week of class. Trying to come up with a topic that will enable me to get enough participants!

    I've got a 3 hour break between Physiology & Microbiology so I'm using this time to study (Taking a break to eat lunch at the moment)

    We did a fun experiment to introduce statistical method and what standard deviation is, for those who have never taken stats. It was fun. We had to put 100 mL of water into a beaker, weigh a 40 mL dry beaker, then transfer 40 mL from the large beaker to the small one using a random pattern of increments. We then had to weigh the beaker and calculate exactly how my mLs were actually in the beaker. Then we had to repeat it using different methods to get the water into the beaker (e.g. use a graduated cylinder, pour directly, etc.) We then had to calculate the class average and determine the standard deviation to find out which method was the most accurate. Simple, but we had fun getting to know each other and work as a team.

    Our professor also had the Supplemental Instructor come to class today. He tutors A&P and also holds a study group 3 days per week. I'm definitely going to sign up for the study group!
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    Hello everyone!! My only on campus class is lab. I had my first lab class on last Thursday. My teacher is awesome we went over the Endocrine system briefly with PowerPoint slides and the syllabus and such. Then we broke out the old microscopes!! We had to draw four different glands and hand them in before the end of class. My teacher has given us access to the Mastering A&P website it's not for grades it's for practice this semester. If anyone has Marieb for the author of your textbook and you have the access codes for A&P I highly recommend using this website it's loaded!!! I can't wait until Thursday already!!! I hope everyone is enjoying class so far!!! BTW last day of lab is the end of November!!!! Yay!!!!
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    Soprano I would definitely sign up with the tutor!!! I haven't taken Statistics yet that sounds like fun.
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    Soprano I would definitely sign up with the tutor!!! I haven't taken Statistics yet that sounds like fun.
    Yes, I'm going to my first tutor/study group tomorrow morning. So far, Physio doesn't seem too hard (reviewing cell membranes, active transport, diffusion, etc.) but I know it's quickly going to get more complex as we progress.
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    HI UMBDUDE,


    I admire you for taking such challenging coursed at once. I guess that is were my question comes in I am a returning student after yearrrrrrrs and although i did very well i wanted to know what you would think, I am taking french A&P anthropology and algebra you think i can hang and make out well????
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    HI UMBDUDE,


    I admire you for taking such challenging coursed at once. I guess that is were my question comes in I am a returning student after yearrrrrrrs and although i did very well i wanted to know what you would think, I am taking french A&P anthropology and algebra you think i can hang and make out well????
    Only *you* can answer that question. What do you think you can realistically handle? Does science & memorization come easy to you? If so, go for it! I'm taking 6 classes this semester and while many people think I'm nuts, I'm loving it! It's all based on what you feel capable of doing. Do you have the time to devote to each class? Do you have the time to dedicate for studying each subject daily?

    A&P - lots of memorization/study - most time consuming! (Usually a few hours study each day...no joke!)
    Algebra - as long as you keep up with your practice examples, it's a breeze
    French - J'aime beaucoup mes courses françaises! Bon chance
    Anthropology - Most people I know take this online. Usually involves writing papers/extensive reading

    So...sit down and figure out exactly how much time you have available and add up the time you'll need to spend on each class to determine if it's feasible for you. Best of luck
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    Had my my first APII class this past Saturday. It's a once a week class with 3 hours lab and 3 hours lecture. Blood is our first chapter -- we typed our blood and found the hemocrit percentage, collagulation. I use Rate my professor and my edu to pick my professors and this one has a 58% GPA average of an "A". So should not be too hard. Also taking Microbiology, Lifespan & Development & english comp. Great to have an online group to interact with.
    Last edit by boomertx on Sep 2, '12 : Reason: typo
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    Quote from boomertx
    Had my my first APII class this past Saturday. It's a once a week class with 3 hours lab and 3 hours lecture. Blood is our first chapter -- we typed our blood and found the hemocrit percentage, collagulation. I use Rate my professor and my edu to pick my professors and this one has a 58% GPA average of an "A". So should not be too hard. Also taking Microbiology, Lifespan & Development & english comp. Great to have an online group to interact with.
    Our new school policy won't let us type our own blood in class (Blood Borne Pathogen fears, I guess). That would be a fun lab to do, even if you already know your blood type. I love experiments. Welcome to the group
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    That's interesting that you first started with Blood we started with theEndocrine system. We have since moved onto blood and it seems to be quite interesting. I have taken 3 quizzes at 50 questions each so far. The last one is due this Friday before 6pm. So far so good. My lecture in online so I utilize lots of PowerPoints and YouTube videos.
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    Hello all,
    I am taking A&P II this semester along with a math class and an elective course. Any study tips?


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