Microbiology Spring 2007 - page 11

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  1. by   qaqueen
    just got my grade on my first lab paper. "lab safety"
    it's gonna be one of those days!

    for 6 points, here is the question: "why is it important to know and follow all safety rules in the microbiology laboratory?"

    my answer: "it is important to know and follow all the safety rules in a microbiology laboratory to ensure safety of you and others in the lab and to prevent contamination, the spread of bacteria or harmful chemicals."

    the answer he wanted: "it is critically important to know and follow all safety rules in the microbiology laboratory, as well as in all other clinical environments, because it only takes a single microorganism to cause disease, and the transmission of many diseases is entirely preventable if we are well informed as well as careful.-if an individual is knowlegable of the safety rules and abides by them, they will be enabled to work safely with microorganisms without contaminating them with pre-existing microorganisms present in the laboratory. -they will also be able to avoid contaminating themselves and the environment in which they work. "


    i got 2 out of 6 points possible. didn't i say the same thing with less words?

  2. by   BlessedMom
    Yikes. I don't envy you. That is ridiculous. Your answer was indeed the shorter and sweeter version of his. I guess from now on you just have to be overly abundant with the word usage even though the answer could be more plainly stated as you did. I hate it when teachers get like that.

    What is he trying to teach? The answer is the same it is just not as wordy. Hugs to you hun. Hopefully he isn't quite so strict/anal with the rest of the work you have to turn in!
  3. by   JaxiaKiley
    Did he explain what he thought were the keypoints in his answer? Some teachers look for certain words. Use them in any context, and you get points. Sad, but true.
  4. by   qaqueen
    Thanks!

    I thought maybe I was losing my marbles for a minute there.
  5. by   Jamie-Sue
    Hi All - I am taking Micro this spring as well. I started on January 17th I think and man...I am feeling a little more then stressed! I have taken A&P 1 & 2 with the same instructor but there is so much more material in such a short time span! Each exam is on 6-7 chapters worth of material. I am having my first exam on Wednesday on the first 7 chapters, I have the Robert Bauman Alternate Edition book. I have learned all words in bold for chapters 1-6 and about 25 for chapter 7. Chapter 7 is Microbial Genetics and let me tell you... I'M CONFUSED!!! Anyone else feeling a tad overwhelmed?
  6. by   geegeegirl
    I have already had my first test and I made an 82. I was proud of my 82! We will be having a test on glycolysis and that is a little confusing to me. I do understand bits and pieces, but it's putting it all together that is giving me problems. I have been studying it tonight and I hope tomorrow after a good nights rest I will understand it better. Any suggestions would be great!!!!! I am open to any helps and ideas!!!!!
  7. by   Jilaweez
    I have my first test tom. I skipped the gym tonight to come home and review...but here I sit...checking out the new posts!
  8. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from qaqueen
    just got my grade on my first lab paper. "lab safety"
    it's gonna be one of those days!

    for 6 points, here is the question: "why is it important to know and follow all safety rules in the microbiology laboratory?"

    my answer: "it is important to know and follow all the safety rules in a microbiology laboratory to ensure safety of you and others in the lab and to prevent contamination, the spread of bacteria or harmful chemicals."

    the answer he wanted: "it is critically important to know and follow all safety rules in the microbiology laboratory, as well as in all other clinical environments, because it only takes a single microorganism to cause disease, and the transmission of many diseases is entirely preventable if we are well informed as well as careful.-if an individual is knowlegable of the safety rules and abides by them, they will be enabled to work safely with microorganisms without contaminating them with pre-existing microorganisms present in the laboratory. -they will also be able to avoid contaminating themselves and the environment in which they work. "


    i got 2 out of 6 points possible. didn't i say the same thing with less words?
    wow, he wanted you to be ultra specific...i wonder if you recognize everything he wanted as an answer anywhere in the text that you had to prepare to come up with that answer.
  9. by   lisabeth
    I have my first exam Thursday.
  10. by   FoxyRoxy21
    Quote from serio
    I toook A&P already about 2 years ago, but received a "B" I wasn't nearly as focused as I am now and I plan on taking it again. If you were to take A&P at my school, I would not recommend taking it during the summer Very fast paced and I truely believe it tests your time-management skills. There is A LOT of info to learn in that class. My school now offers an "intro to A&P" course for those who believe they will have a hard time in the A&P I. My department head says the pass rate increased for those who completed the introductory course.

    Thank you so much for the info! I realized that there was going to be a lot covered but, I wasn't sure if it was something that I wouldn't be able to handle. Anyways, I guess it will have to be something that I'll need to do a lot more thinking on.


    Quote from JaxiaKiley
    Unless you have awesome time management skills and nothing else to do during the summer, I do not recommend taking A&P during a summer session. It's a really intense class to take in such a compact format. It's possible, but it takes A LOT of dedication.
    I do have pretty good time management skills, however, I wouldn't want to jeopordize receiving a better grade by me taking it in the summer. Too much to consider.......

    Thanks for both of your advice...
  11. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from TexasAngel
    I have my first exam Thursday.
    Good luck on your test....break a leg :roll
  12. by   cesRN
    Quote from FoxyRoxy21
    Thank you so much for the info! I realized that there was going to be a lot covered but, I wasn't sure if it was something that I wouldn't be able to handle. Anyways, I guess it will have to be something that I'll need to do a lot more thinking on.




    I do have pretty good time management skills, however, I wouldn't want to jeopordize receiving a better grade by me taking it in the summer. Too much to consider.......

    Thanks for both of your advice...
    You are welcome. ugh...I am going to need to study allll weekend. My first test is the 13th for Micro. Wish us all good luck :chuckle
  13. by   lisabeth
    Thanks. I have studied pretty hard, so I think I should do ok.

    Quote from stpauligirl
    Good luck on your test....break a leg :roll
    Last edit by lisabeth on Mar 29, '07

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