Microbiology Scare - page 2

by Keeka_Prenurse13

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So as some of you may know... I am a pre nursing student. I currently have a 3.7 and I am going into my second semester of pre reqs. I decided to take Microbiology this coming semester (Spring 2013) because I felt that I wasn't... Read More


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    I don't think it really matters if you take microbiology with or before anatomy and physiology. You might have to work a tiny bit harder to understand the anatomy involved, but my microbiology teacher went over the anatomy and physiology I needed to know for the course.
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    Quote from cgrant
    No I meant what I wrote. Taking a&p prior to micro is best in my opinion.
    oh ok, well detrimental is not a good thing, that's why I was confused about what you meant.
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    Quote from ImDaMan11
    oh ok, well detrimental is not a good thing, that's why I was confused about what you meant.
    Yeah. For me it was... Everyone learns differently... I found that micro had a lot of a&p in it that you can apply and help with understanding micro.. Micro was understanding whereas a&p was memorization
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    I think you'll be fine. I rely heavily on the 'rate my professor' site as well - it's saved my butt numerous times! That being said, I have had many instructors who have been rated poorly (ie grades hard, is mean, etc.) and just knowing that ahead of time seems to make all the difference. Take note of the negative things others have said and use them as a way to safe-guard yourself. If it says they grade hard, make sure you know the material well. If it says they're mean, this is easily avoidable... professors usually have a soft spot for the smart kid in class; keep your head in the books, pay attention (which by your grades, it sounds like you do anyway), and actively participate in class. If it says that they just plain 'don't know how to teach' - prepare for a lot of personal study time.

    Anyhow, I've found that it's never really as bad as you think it will be. Maybe because it's easy to build up just how many ways it can go wrong?

    As for the micro before A&P, don't worry about it. I took micro before I took A&P and I got 4.0 in both of them. They're probably both equally hard, just in different ways. It's not like if you were to take A&P before medical terminology... now that might be a bit more difficult.

    Keep your head up and good luck!
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    Maybe the professors were rated unfairly by a disgruntled student...you never know. Everyone told me to take this one instructor for A&P 2, well I practically ran to go sign up for her class. They said she was amazing and nice, blah blah blah. They never said she was so tough. You'd swear this lady was teaching this class at the master's degree level, she was teaching WAAYYYY above our heads. I struggled my butt off just to squeak by with a solid B out of her class, and she came so highly recommended.
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    Quote from proud nurse
    Maybe the professors were rated unfairly by a disgruntled student...you never know. Everyone told me to take this one instructor for A&P 2, well I practically ran to go sign up for her class. They said she was amazing and nice, blah blah blah. They never said she was so tough. You'd swear this lady was teaching this class at the master's degree level, she was teaching WAAYYYY above our heads. I struggled my butt off just to squeak by with a solid B out of her class, and she came so highly recommended.
    This is very true... There are professors rated horribly on rate my professor that I've found to be great.. So you really cannot go just by that. We must remember everybody's experience will be different, some people learn different than others. I thin Rate my professor is a good guideline to use, but I wouldn't skip out on a class for a bad rating. A class can be what u make it.
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    Quote from cgrant

    No I meant what I wrote. Taking a&p prior to micro is best in my opinion.
    You wrote that taking a&p before micro is detrimental to success. Detrimental means harmful, so you're actually telling the OP to take microbiology first :-)

    OP, I had no choice but to take a professor with terrible ratings for micro. I usually don't even look up reviews or worry about them, but that one taught me a lesson. HUGE mistake. So many people in my class go on about what an easy A micro was, and the highest average in our class was an 80%. So buyer beware. Be prepared to work your tail off if the reviews are correct.
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    Quote from Stephalump

    You wrote that taking a&p before micro is detrimental to success. Detrimental means harmful, so you're actually telling the OP to take microbiology first :-)

    OP, I had no choice but to take a professor with terrible ratings for micro. I usually don't even look up reviews or worry about them, but that one taught me a lesson. HUGE mistake. So many people in my class go on about what an easy A micro was, and the highest average in our class was an 80%. So buyer beware. Be prepared to work your tail off if the reviews are correct.
    Oh yes. I see how that's confusing! Bad choice of wording! Well my explanation later cleared that up. lol
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    Quote from Stephalump

    You wrote that taking a&p before micro is detrimental to success. Detrimental means harmful, so you're actually telling the OP to take microbiology first :-)

    OP, I had no choice but to take a professor with terrible ratings for micro. I usually don't even look up reviews or worry about them, but that one taught me a lesson. HUGE mistake. So many people in my class go on about what an easy A micro was, and the highest average in our class was an 80%. So buyer beware. Be prepared to work your tail off if the reviews are correct.
    Lol yes I see how that's confusing! Bad choice of words! But my explanation later on cleared that up... And in response to everybody saying micro was or is easy, I learned a lot about how people lie about their micro grades... I don't know why.. Who cares if yore taking it a second time or getting c's... Thank God I pulled a B out of the class. But a&p was a cinch for me. Both 1&2 i got A's.
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    Quote from Stephalump
    You wrote that taking a&p before micro is detrimental to success. Detrimental means harmful, so you're actually telling the OP to take microbiology first :-)
    thank you. didn't mean to come off as a jerk cgrant just wanted to make sure we were all clear with what you meant.
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