How many people thought A & P was easy? - page 3

Okay, I would not say easy, but not to overly stressful and hard. I mean I had ALOT of memorization and understanding concepts, but it was not as hard as let's say, micro. Micro was horribly hard... Read More

  1. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from barbnyc
    The problem with A&P I and A&P II is the amount of information required in a short period of time. The content is not hard, but the short time frame to cram everything in the brain is exhausting. I'm glad it's over. You really need to be disciplined and pace yourself to stay on top of the learning curve.

    I enjoyed Micro because it had a lot of hands-on work in the lab and it was easier for me to integrate the learning. It was demanding, but more interesting.
    I agree, DISCIPLINE is half the battle :wink2:
  2. by   Pixiesmom
    Quote from stpauligirl
    I remember the bones...how appropriate around Halloween...I had this miniatrure skeleton standing next to my bed....go break a leg, you will do fine!
    I know! My professor took pics of the labs (various bones) and put them on his website so we could print them off to study by. (I'm making flash cards to go with mine) I told my husband we could use them to decorate with for Halloween. I'm definitely preparing myself. I don't want to get up there at midterm and think what the heck is this bone. I don't think there's one of those in my body.
  3. by   MaleRNstudent21
    I'm taking Into to A&P this semester and taking A&P1 next semester in the spring of 08. Its so crazy though. My teacher gives us the same test as A&P1 alot of students in A&P1 sit in my intro class. He gives us outlines of the chapter and then all I do is highlight the info and prepare for test. The last chapter we did was cells. Also I use sites that he refer to do the tests on there and get answers to some of his test questions,lol. Now my class is on Tissues and I have no idea what is going on,lol. So when I take A&P1 next semester from him I'll be sure to have an easy A. If you all are taking A&P2 soon or now here is the site from my school A&P class .... http://www.kcarpenter8.pageout.net
  4. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from Pixiesmom
    I know! My professor took pics of the labs (various bones) and put them on his website so we could print them off to study by. (I'm making flash cards to go with mine) I told my husband we could use them to decorate with for Halloween. I'm definitely preparing myself. I don't want to get up there at midterm and think what the heck is this bone. I don't think there's one of those in my body.
    Flashcards is an excellent idea....have fun with them on Halloween :wink2:
  5. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from MaleRNstudent21
    I'm taking Into to A&P this semester and taking A&P1 next semester in the spring of 08. Its so crazy though. My teacher gives us the same test as A&P1 alot of students in A&P1 sit in my intro class. He gives us outlines of the chapter and then all I do is highlight the info and prepare for test. The last chapter we did was cells. Also I use sites that he refer to do the tests on there and get answers to some of his test questions,lol. Now my class is on Tissues and I have no idea what is going on,lol. So when I take A&P1 next semester from him I'll be sure to have an easy A. If you all are taking A&P2 soon or now here is the site from my school A&P class .... http://www.kcarpenter8.pageout.net
    they should have a class like that in our school too but forwhatever reason they throw people right into A&P1 and then many struggle. Good luck, you will be fine next semester with all that good preparation.:wink2:
    Last edit by stpauligirl on Oct 3, '06
  6. by   catzy5
    Quote from stpauligirl
    I've hada Chem teachers like yours , too....good luck sounds like you are doing really well. You should be proud of yourself for making an A under those circumstances.
    If I'd take another instructor it could even get worse than what I have now.
    He is supposed to be one of the better ones they've got
    I will keep trying my best and pray that I will make an A.
    I think I am one of those people that thrive under teachers like that, this course and my intermediate Algebra courses would have have been the classes I thought when younger I never would have been able to do. But since with maturity I have learned how to study better I do not rely on the instructors at all I do all my work before even going to class and really put 100% effort into it, I can't tell you how shocked I am that I can even do these classes I wish someone told me this 20 years ago lol. I keep telling myself boy if I can do these classes that were so beyond me I will for sure be able to do nursing.
  7. by   catzy5
    Quote from malernstudent21
    i'm taking into to a&p this semester and taking a&p1 next semester in the spring of 08. its so crazy though. my teacher gives us the same test as a&p1 alot of students in a&p1 sit in my intro class. he gives us outlines of the chapter and then all i do is highlight the info and prepare for test. the last chapter we did was cells. also i use sites that he refer to do the tests on there and get answers to some of his test questions,lol. now my class is on tissues and i have no idea what is going on,lol. so when i take a&p1 next semester from him i'll be sure to have an easy a. if you all are taking a&p2 soon or now here is the site from my school a&p class .... http://www.kcarpenter8.pageout.net


    very interesting the website takes you to my books site but you have a different text its quite similar to mine but its another study guide to use. i love the mgraw website it has tests flash cards, videos and questions, not sure if you are aware they have a thing on their website called essential study partner follows along with the chapter but i have only found it under one edition of my book not all editions have it on their website its a great tool i'll see if i can link it.

    study partner


    i took a nursing 100 class last spring it was basically and intro anatomy class no lab it was a great help! but boy oh boy ap 101 is still 100% more work that that class but it helps when you love it!
  8. by   NaomieRN
    Anatomy and Physiology was not easy, but was doable for me. On the other hand; Microbiology was a lot easier. I did not have to study or read as much as I did for A&P. In Microbiology, there weren't too much concepts to understand, such as the Kreb's cycle, Sodium Potassium Pump in A&P. You can achieve success when you give 100%.
    Last edit by NaomieRN on Oct 4, '06
  9. by   stpauligirl
    You know the class isn't easy if you just found out that the avearage on the first lecture test is ca. 61....and that from all sections taught by the teacher only you and one other person (this person is not in your class) made an A
  10. by   blkgurlwithwings
    I hate to admit it, but I barely read the texts and so far all "A"s. I didn't even buy any of the textbooks until this semester..I broke down and bought a Dev Psych book which I like and actually plan to keep. I just study the teacher's notes and glance over the slides once or twice a few days before the exam for 15 minutes at a time. I have a great short term memory and use the reserve books in the library to skim over a chapter a couple of days before if I get the chance (not too often these days). I am carrying 20 units right now, but I don't think I'll be able to continue like this in an accelerated bsn program. I know my limits.
    I must admit that I am really learning this stuff for the exams and only retaining 75% of it. That's gotta change, but my grade point is stellar and that's what I need to get into school. After that, I'll need to get serious. I mean, if I had taken Chem 15 years ago, I certainly wouldn't remember anything anyway...
  11. by   Hope2Be
    OH MY GOSH blkgirlwithwings!!!!!!!! I wish i was blessed with a brain like that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. by   nursekatie22
    I studied for Anatomy a lot more than Physiology, but most of it was done the night before tests, I'm afraid to say. Physiology was a joke. The teacher was incredibly boring and I had my mp3 player on most of the time (it was back when I didn't even WANT to do nursing, so I didn't care--again, not a good thing!). I didn't remember about the tests until I came to class the requisite 10 minutes early and saw people with their books out cramming! So for physio, I LITERALLY "studied" 40 minutes (there were four tests) the whole quarter!

    Bottom line, for physio, I either had a really huge lucky guessing streak, or the teacher was grading the tests blindfolded!

    Micro was a class I actually studied for cause I liked it, but it was hard. The teacher was awsome, though, and that made a big difference!
  13. by   nursekatie22
    A side note, though: All of my not studying didn't really pay off in nursing school because by the time I actually wanted to do nursing (in my second year!) I was so worn out just trying to keep up and review A+P stuff and I'm still working on it.

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