I'm seriously debating to drop anatomy class

  1. 0 I've been studying for hours and hours on my anatomy class and apparently I still having trouble on lecture tests.

    Right now I have a 78% in this class, and sadly to say I'm very disappointed in myself. I don't understand how I'm doing this average when I've studied for long hours of it. Even go to another college to study the models from their tutoring lab!

    Some students say it's because our original teacher whose supposed to teach us quit on the first day. So we had another teacher and he was so awesome! However my lab teacher was absolute horrid. Some students felt inadequate with this lab teacher because he doesn't really "teach". Just reads off power points.

    And now he's our new lecture teacher. ugh.

    I'm not trying to make excuses for myself, but just an idea of what the students in this class have gone through. Each three teachers have different expectations of us.

    My drop date is today before midnight. I haven't taken physio and micro yet, but having anatomy at 78% C range is not good to see on a transcript. If I take the C, I would not be able to repeat it. If I do repeat, I'll have a withdrawal in the class and I hear those are worse than a C. Is this true?
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  3. Visit  16mm profile page
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    is it possible for you to speak with an advisor at your school? At my school withdraws aren't looked at negatively at all. make sure you check your schools policy though some nursing programs don't allow retakes of the sciences. lastly you need to critique your study habits make sure you're studying smarter not harder. Good luck!
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    All school I'm applying to you are only allowed to repeat if it's "academic forgiveness". I still haven't taken physio and micro but I hear if I have trouble with anatomy, then I'll have twice of a hard time with physio. I'm planning too by today since the drop date is actually today.
  5. Visit  funsizedprenurse profile page
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    All school I'm applying to you are only allowed to repeat if it's "academic forgiveness". I still haven't taken physio and micro but I hear if I have trouble with anatomy, then I'll have twice of a hard time with physio. I'm planning too by today since the drop date is actually today.
  6. Visit  malenurse69 profile page
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    A C is not generally considered competitive, and is actually grounds for dissmissal from most grad schools and even some nursing schools. If you want a shot at nursing school, you need to work on your time management and study habits. If you are getting Cs there is a major dysfunction in your academic habits and you need to correct them to survive nursing school. Doesnt matter how hard the class is, there is no excuse for Cs, ever. I suggest you drop it and retake it with a different attitude of getting an A no matter what life throws at you. Once you want it as bad as a breath of air underwater, then you will see success, and this goes for things in life in general.
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  7. Visit  Froyoagogo profile page
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    do you need only 2% more to get a B? If so, I would stick with it. If you drop it you are going to be so behind. Dont give up!
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    Yes, only 2 percent to get a B actually.
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    Quote from malenurse69
    A C is not generally considered competitive, and is actually grounds for dissmissal from most grad schools and even some nursing schools. If you want a shot at nursing school, you need to work on your time management and study habits. If you are getting Cs there is a major dysfunction in your academic habits and you need to correct them to survive nursing school. Doesnt matter how hard the class is, there is no excuse for Cs, ever. I suggest you drop it and retake it with a different attitude of getting an A no matter what life throws at you. Once you want it as bad as a breath of air underwater, then you will see success, and this goes for things in life in general.
    The thing is that I'm only allowed to do 1 withdrawal, and I intend to use it (not planning to but more so as a back up plan) in case I need to redo physio since it is more comprehensive than anatomy. I know people that retook anatomy twice, and I asked around the advisors and they say that's the worst a student can do because not only it's considered as "cheating". But you lose the chance of a spot at a nursing program and use a spot that a student that is reserved for a person who hasn't taken any of the prerequisites.
  10. Visit  morte profile page
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    I think the school is screwing your class over....just MHO
  11. Visit  schnookimz profile page
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    Your school is cracked. In no way is it "cheating" to drop a class and restart it in a new semester.
  12. Visit  Marsha238612 profile page
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    I've never heard a withdrawal being worse than a C on a transcript. Ask another adviser about it because it seems very odd.

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  13. Visit  Emily Cox profile page
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    I got a c in anatomy and I got accepted into nursing school. Each school is different but it's possible don't give up!
  14. Visit  JBrown8592 profile page
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    It is SUPER frustrating when you feel like you've given a class your all and you're still not seeing the results you want--I know I've been there and am going through it as we speak. As far as dropping it, I would weigh your options by considering the following: 1. Are you on any type of Financial Aid? If so, this may not be the best thing to do. For example, I am currently using my A+ scholarship money which pays for my tuition each semester and I found out that I have to have a 75% passing ratio (at least in Missouri-it COULD be different for other states I don't know), so that really gave me no other option but to suck it up and take a class with an instructor I REALLY didn't care for. 2. How's your GPA? Would getting a "C" bomb it or would it only affect it slightly? If it's gonna hurt your GPA significantly (like below a 2.7 in my opinion), I would drop the class. If it's only going to take you down a tenth of a point, I wouldn't worry about it. I know it is said that Nursing Schools will not accept "C"s, but this isn't always true. It could be the MINIMUM is a "C" but that doesn't necessarily mean that you won't get in. As long as you keep at it, I don't think one "C" is going to kill you. I got a "C" in my Anatomy class too but my Physiology class is at a "B" right now, so my theory is for me, it'll all work out in the end. and 3rd, are you able to talk with the teacher at all about your grade? I know some instructors (particularly in Community Colleges) are really difficult to communicate with, but it's always worth a shot because sometimes, they will negotiate your grade at the end of the semester if you're at like a 79.99% or sometimes even a 78.9% or something; so you might try that too if you decide to stick with the class.

    Don't give up!! Signing up for classes every semester makes me cringe especially when I don't know the teacher that I'm taking the course with because it's like a crapshoot; you never know what they'll be like. Some instructors can really make you feel like you're the dumbest person in the word because of the grade they give you! But stay strong and hang in there because I guarantee you that in any workplace you'll run into those types of people that seem to bring you down no matter how hard you work, so learning to handle it now will help you significantly in the workforce!!


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