I was wondering which is harder Micro or A&P2? - page 2

i'm getting ready to register for spring classes. i'm trying to decide what classes to take. between micro and a&p2 which one is harder? i've already taken a&p2 this semester and failed it. i don't... Read More

  1. by   meme75
    If I were you I would consider doing the retake 1st while its still fresh in your memory, but for me I found Micro to be easier than A&P 2...Good luck
  2. by   Cosper123
    Quote from multicollinearity
    Let me introduce myself. My name is Multicollinearity and I did not enjoy micro.


    I also found micro to be more difficult than A&P. I know I'm not alone, because I talked with several classmates the other day who were traumatized by their micro final exam as the final was 10 pages long (yes ten pages!) and they say they had to study far more with micro than with A&P.

    In my experience, micro had more of a hard science focus compared to the simple rote memorization of A&P. My A&P classes were easy compared to micro.
    Yeah I could see where AnP would be easier for ya if you have a solid memory.

    I'd also consider that the professors may have been an issue here.

    And thank you for your comments, they add perspective
  3. by   Multicollinearity
    Quote from Cosper123
    Yeah I could see where AnP would be easier for ya if you have a solid memory.

    I'd also consider that the professors may have been an issue here.

    And thank you for your comments, they add perspective


    Actually, it's not that i have a great memory because I don't. I think this varies by college, but my point was that at some colleges, microbiology is more demanding and has more hard science compared to the A&P classes. In some colleges and universities, micro has all of the memorizing load of an A&P class PLUS hard science in the curriculum. Our experiences will vary, probably because the different schools have different curriculum requirements.
    Last edit by Multicollinearity on Dec 8, '07
  4. by   Jennifer70
    I am taking both at the same time, and I think Micro is easier. Not simple though. I would definitely take the APII class again first, maybe try a different professor. It will help having the info fresh in your mind though. Good luck!
  5. by   esruNurse
    Quote from iwannabeababynurse
    i'm getting ready to register for spring classes. i'm trying to decide what classes to take. between micro and a&p2 which one is harder? i've already taken a&p2 this semester and failed it. i don't know whether to retake it next semester or wait and take it later and just take micro with the rest of the classes i'm taking. the other classes i'm taking are math review for nurses and reading review for nurses. my husband thinks that i should maybe go ahead and retake a&p2 next semester. he thinks that cause what if i take micro and fail it then i've got both micro and a&p2 to retake and i definitly don't want to take both at the same time.
    a&p ii alll the way!! i thought micro was pretty easy, caues you didn't have to memorize as much as anatomy, and the concepts are much easier to understand. good luck
  6. by   Cosper123
    Quote from multicollinearity


    Actually, it's not that i have a great memory because I don't. I think this varies by college, but my point was that at some colleges, microbiology is more demanding and has more hard science compared to the A&P classes. In some colleges and universities, micro has all of the memorizing load of an A&P class PLUS hard science in the curriculum. Our experiences will vary, probably because the different schools have different curriculum requirements.
    I doubt the issue here is from college to college, but as I pointed out...professor to professor.

    Not sure how things are done in your area, but where I am from the basic curriculum is the same regardless of the school. I noticed a BIG difference in the difficulty between AnP 1 and AnP 2, and it was due to the professors. I had the unique experience of having three AnP instructors since one bailed on us in the middle of AnP 2. In that class alone I saw a HUGE jump in the difficulty, as the expecations of that professor was insane compared to the one who started the class.

    So a single class, with nothing whatsoever changed about it other than the instructor, became WAY harder.

    As for hard science, I never saw more "hard science" in Micro than the Physiology portion of AnP.

    I'm thinking at this point that you either had some really easy-going AnP professors or that you had a really difficult Micro professor. Beyond that, perhaps you just have more of an affinity for what is present in AnP, the stars aligned against you, or whatever

    In any case, you are seriously the only person that I have ever heard say they didn't enjoy Micro and only the second person that I have ever heard say that they found it more difficult. And even if this thread were to bring many more with your opinion, the vast majority that I have heard would still be opposed to it.

    In any case, sorry you didn't like Micro. With all of the experiements and stuff it's very interesting and loads of fun to most. Well, as fun as most any college class can be
  7. by   smiles4sunshine
    Micro was a walk in the park compared to A&P I or II.

    I took micro in the summer.

    I only had to take 3 classes, A&P I and II and Micro, to apply for NS (I had completed all other pre-reqs while earning a bachelors degree), so I took them one-by-one each semester.

    A&P I and II were extremely challenging.

    Micro was a breeze.

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