Is Human Anatomy eating anyone else's lunch?

  1. I hate to admit but I'm dying here. I just found out today that I may not pass. My teacher is so slowwww in grading. Plus he encouraged me not to audit the class and hang in there. To top it off besides possibly repeating Anatomy, it will drop my points for applying to the Nursing program. My GPA will drop below a 3.5 and I will lose 10 points. I feel like such an idiot. This class has eaten my lunch. I have never had a science ever before this. Except science in 8th grade. Did anyone else have to repeat H. Anatomy. Please throw me a bone here, I'm dying just thinking about having to repeat this class. I love the learning about the body so I don't know why I'm having such low test grades. Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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  3. by   blueyesue
    I am going into Anatomy next semester. The only thing I can share is this free anatomy webcast from UC Berkeley. It is the entire semester broken down by subject. Maybe you could go back to a certain area and reinforce what you have learned, or gain a fresh perspective:

    Webcast Lecture | Video and Podcast | IB 131General Human Anatomy | Fall 2006
  4. by   RNfromMN
    I soooo... struggled with Anatomy. Part of me still thinks the only reason my instructor passed some of us was that he knew we needed the class to get into the nursing program.

    I will tell you this: I have had many instructors tell me I was in danger of failing their class...& I got my act together & they passed me. I think for some of them it was against their will . And I can also say that I did fail Microbiology (actually I dropped it before I could fail it) the 1st time I took it and it was not the end of the world. I know it's scary & all you can think about is how much this will damage your school career, but truly...it's not the end of the world.

    Good Luck...and don't give up without a fightumpiron: ! And I know this from experience: that instructor wouldn't have told you not to drop the class if he didn't think you'd be able to still pass it.
  5. by   catzy5
    Quote from Jessica 392
    I soooo... struggled with Anatomy. Part of me still thinks the only reason my instructor passed some of us was that he knew we needed the class to get into the nursing program.

    I will tell you this: I have had many instructors tell me I was in danger of failing their class...& I got my act together & they passed me. I think for some of them it was against their will . And I can also say that I did fail Microbiology (actually I dropped it before I could fail it) the 1st time I took it and it was not the end of the world. I know it's scary & all you can think about is how much this will damage your school career, but truly...it's not the end of the world.

    Good Luck...and don't give up without a fightumpiron: ! And I know this from experience: that instructor wouldn't have told you not to drop the class if he didn't think you'd be able to still pass it.


    Passing and the course and getting a good grade are two different things so be sure to know your schools policy on Nursing admission.

    At my school you really need to get an A in anatomy so you would have to watch the drop date and drop the class possibly audit if you were doing really bad. They do not allow for make ups, you can only take the class over again if you get a D or an F and then you can only average your grade. So just be very careful about just trying to pass the course you might need to take it one at a time and really devote more time to it, its a lot of material they cover.
  6. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from catzy5
    Passing and the course and getting a good grade are two different things so be sure to know your schools policy on Nursing admission.

    At my school you really need to get an A in anatomy so you would have to watch the drop date and drop the class possibly audit if you were doing really bad. They do not allow for make ups, you can only take the class over again if you get a D or an F and then you can only average your grade. So just be very careful about just trying to pass the course you might need to take it one at a time and really devote more time to it, its a lot of material they cover.
    Once again , I agree with you LOL
    It's the same here, they only want to see A's in the science classes. Passing to graduate at our college school is a D and
    passing to transfer to other institutions is a C.....but it will not get you in nursing school, not anywhere near where I live!
    Rpeats here will cost you points and if you take a class more than twice they double your tuition. There comes a point where you have to draw the line and ask yourself: "how much more money and time do I want to flush down the toilet?" Some people like to live in a fantasy world, I guess.
    Last edit by stpauligirl on Dec 6, '06
  7. by   lc3
    Ok Myhour,

    So, my question is it too late to do something about your ANP grade? I mean do you think you have enough time to pull it up? if so, then this is my advice. Look over all your prev tests to access what you might be doing wrong, it maybe just your study strategy. 2) figure out what the professor is looking for when grading. 3) try to find someone in the class that is doing well and ask for their help. 4) I would try to study for ANP atleast 2-3 hours a day and do it in blocks of an hour, not 3 hours straight through. 5) study for ANP tests atleast a week beforehand, and hour or two each day. I know this is a bit time consuming, but I found these strategies to work for me. I got an A in both ANP I and ANP II. I hope this helps and good luck!

    lc
  8. by   myhour
    Thanks everyone for the tips and input. I'm going to try to pull it out. The teacher does not give the tests back, he reviews then goes on. He does not say this will be on the test nothing. He says it is spoonfeeding the class. My lab class still has a test we have not rec. our grades on, he will give that to us Monday, our final is WEDNESDAY. Our anatomy is human cadaver and is a level I & II in one semester. It is like trying to get a drink from a water hydrant. Frusterated yes. Will it kill me to retake it? NO. I just did not want to. I have to have a C to go on and take PHYSIO. Oh well. If I do have to retake, I will know the ropes a little bit better. Thanks again. I will post in a week or so if I passed. enguin:
  9. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from myhour
    Thanks everyone for the tips and input. I'm going to try to pull it out. The teacher does not give the tests back, he reviews then goes on. He does not say this will be on the test nothing. He says it is spoonfeeding the class. My lab class still has a test we have not rec. our grades on, he will give that to us Monday, our final is WEDNESDAY. Our anatomy is human cadaver and is a level I & II in one semester. It is like trying to get a drink from a water hydrant. Frusterated yes. Will it kill me to retake it? NO. I just did not want to. I have to have a C to go on and take PHYSIO. Oh well. If I do have to retake, I will know the ropes a little bit better. Thanks again. I will post in a week or so if I passed. enguin:
    Do you have a chance to go over the old tests before you take the final...I would urge you to try to do so and ask the teacaher if you could sit in his office to study and compare your scantron answers with the questions on the original tests.
    You may be able to pull up your final grade that way. Good luck.
  10. by   fragino
    I sympathize. Anatomy was the hardest subject for me out of all the prerequisites. It was pure memorization. What drove me the battiest was the test on the skeletal system. It was not enough to know what each of the ankle or hand bone was, but I had to know the landmarks of each bone, and a bone can have 10 landmarks! (I think). It's hard to memorize because each piece of information is not related to the other. Even in physiology, at least the Krebs cycle had a reason between each section and if you can follow the reasoning then you had a good chance of remembering the parts of it. In our program repeating a subject did not count against you, but you can only repeat it once.
    Last edit by fragino on Aug 3, '07
  11. by   *Blessed2BaNRS*
    old thread!!
    Last edit by *Blessed2BaNRS* on Aug 4, '07
  12. by   JBGC4
    Hey-the post date on this is Dec. 2006!!! LOL! I have seen a couple on here like that.
  13. by   *Blessed2BaNRS*
    Hi JB,

    Thank you!! I saw the post from the previous poster above mine and saw it was just posted, so I just went from there!! I usually look at the dates better!

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