Micro biology vs A&P difficulty?

  1. 0 Hello everyone!

    I'm a week from finishing up my Micro Biology class. I read a lot of posts on here about how difficult it was supposed to be. All those posts really scared me! Now, having gone through it, I want to let you all that haven't taken it know that it's not terribly difficult! I'd say it's up there with chemistry in difficulty level, but it's nothing to be scared about! I'll end up with a B in the course (not the best but ill take it!). I actually fell in love with the topic.

    Now, for those of you that have taken both micro and A&P, I'm curious as to which is more difficult?

    Thanks everyone!
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  4. Visit  acunnin4 profile page
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    Hmmmm...In my opinion, I would say that A&P was more difficult. I loved A&P better than Microbiology though. A&P was just more interesting.
  5. Visit  zoe92 profile page
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    I completely agree with the PP. A & P is harder but much more interesting!
  6. Visit  LaceElaine profile page
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    Really? That's shocking. All I've ever read on this site is that Micro and Stats are the two classes to worry about. Interesting. Thanks
  7. Visit  SycamoreGuy profile page
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    I actually thought micro was harder but I did better in it than A&P so go figure.
  8. Visit  lauraline profile page
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    I had so much fun in Micro. I loved growing my specimens and watching the little guys through my microscope! I had an A+ all the way through. I thought it was easy.

    A&P was fun for me too, but more challenging, and took more practice to get the hang of it. The most difficult thing for me was not getting my origin/insertion mixed up. But I thought the material was fascinating and the cadavers were the icing on the cake. I received an A in Anatomy lec/lab, a B physiology lec, and an A is physiology lab.

    But over all, A&P was more difficult than Micro.
    But that could be because of the teachers. And my Micro class offered mostly multiple choice tests, and extra credit. And my A&P practicals were all timed + short answer tests, where spelling mattered.
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  9. Visit  x_factor profile page
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    I'm taking Micro and A&P this semester, and to me there's no comparison: Micro has been MUCH easier. It's been a complete walk in the park for me, and has been tons more interesting. Nothing beats learning about all the cool types of bacteria and viruses, and getting to grow things in lab. I've maintained an A in Micro much easier because it's been so fun to learn. A&P has been much harder, it's tons of memorization, and has been mentally exhausting.
  10. Visit  StayHumble11 profile page
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    Quote from x_factor
    I'm taking Micro and A&P this semester, and to me there's no comparison: Micro has been MUCH easier. It's been a complete walk in the park for me, and has been tons more interesting. Nothing beats learning about all the cool types of bacteria and viruses, and getting to grow things in lab. I've maintained an A in Micro much easier because it's been so fun to learn. A&P has been much harder, it's tons of memorization, and has been mentally exhausting.
    I agree! However i find when it comes to memorization for a&p, I'm pretty good at that. It's just that we have tricky practicals and quizzes that one must be careful about. Besides that it was manageable. Gonna work hard to keep this A.
  11. Visit  i♥words profile page
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    For me, A&P was harder than micro. I actually enjoyed A&P more, but I had to put a lot more work into it than I did for micro.
  12. Visit  haiimdenise profile page
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    I thought that both classes were equal in difficulty. All fun though! I liked them better than chemistry.
  13. Visit  runsalot profile page
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    Micro was easier! Learning about diseases and growing stuff in the lab instead of just poking at a dead cat.
  14. Visit  MommaTy profile page
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    I took A&P 1 during a spring semester (15 weeks) it was so hard, took Micro during the summer semester (5 weeks) it was so much easier than A&P 1 and glad I took it during the summer semester. Doing that during a full semester would have really dragged for me. Then I had a baby so I took time off and the next summer semester I took A&P 2 which I found easier and better than A&P 1 Good luck.
  15. Visit  lth1123 profile page
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    I had a hard time with Micro. My teacher sucked!! He didn't even know what to teach us it was his second semester teaching. He had been working in a lab before then. The first day of class his exact words were " My first class said I shouldn't be teaching, so I'm going to try one more time then I'll quit." Yikes! You should have seen the looks on our faces. It was my worst semester by far. My first and only C came from this class. I was less than two points from a "B." But, considering who we had I was just glad to survive. We started with 30 and 11 finished. It depends on the teacher, I will take A&P I and II four more times if I could just skipped that clown once!


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