Microbiology Spring 2007 - page 19

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  1. by   catzy5
    Quote from BlessedMom
    Yep Catzy, AP2 as well. I have an A in there but not quite as solid. Its like a 92% right now . I will get two A's at the end *I think I can I think I can I think I can*. lol.
    I am so excited to be getting into the diseases too. We start with the Infections/Diseases of the Skin next week....woohoo!!

    oh yes that will be fun. We just finished Viruses I never knew! I learned so much I was so excited to go to class hehehe. I think we are doing pharmacology first which I know everyone grones over but I love that stuff.
  2. by   np_wannabe
    Our micro class started out with 18 students. Over the first 8 weeks, eight people dropped (two dropped after the first class!). Then last week, someone didn't show up for our Lab midterm, so I guess they are gone too. We are now down to 9 students! I've never been in a class where everyone dropped like flies! I'm half-way expecting to lose a few more too! Last week, on the day we took our lab midterm, our instructor handed back our tests from the previous week (we meet ALL day, once per week), and two people started crying when they got theirs back....

    The class is tough. I'm a straight-A student, but have a (high) B in this class right now. On the first test, the highest grade was a 92 (the only A) and was made by a biology major who took this guys Pathogenic Bacteria class last summer. She said everything is like a review for her (and she STILL got a 92!)

    What is your class like???
  3. by   BlessedMom
    Quote from GeneralJinjur
    She was born in August. She became terribly interested in toileting right before her birthday last year, but because of school, I haven't had time to do more than let her go when she wants. She hasn't figured out BMs in the toilet, but she's great with urine. I'd like to switch over to training pants and see how she does over the week. She's made the mental switch to considering herself a big kid instead of a baby and I think this will be pretty painless. If it isn't, she can go back to diapers until summer. We use cloth, so it's not like there's a financial incentive to switch. I just need to have the mental availability to watch the clock and issue reminders.

    Thanks for the warning, Catzy. I think she's ready. I already did the uphill battle training my autistic son (I could write a book, "Potty Training in A Year" but I bet it wouldn't sell). No way would I waste my time pushing a kid who wasn't already interested. Our teacher is also an RN and spends a lot of lecture time veering off into medical subjects. It's terribly interesting, but sometimes I just want to shake her and remind her that she needs to get back to what she'll be testing us on.

    Denise
    That is awesome that she is ready. Nolan is not even close to being ready! Both my older two were right around 3 y/o when they trained.
  4. by   Jenny67
    We are finishing up viruses, and just began our Unknowns during Wednesdays lab. Needless to say I am very, very nervous!!

    Hope all are doing well!!

    Jenny
  5. by   catzy5
    Quote from Jenny67
    We are finishing up viruses, and just began our Unknowns during Wednesdays lab. Needless to say I am very, very nervous!!

    Hope all are doing well!!

    Jenny

    Have fun Jenny,
    We just finished Viruses too, we will have a take home test this week then we do one more chapter I forget which but we have spring break coming up first week in April. We will start our unknowns when we get back from break. I am nervous too I have heard its a lot of work and worth a huge part of our lab grade.
  6. by   qaqueen
    we are doing unknowns now and viral stuff in a couple of weeks.
    This could be beneficial!
  7. by   LMRN10
    We just finished up Antibiotics...it was interesting, but didn't do as good on the test as I thought I would. I wasn't happy. This class is NOT easy by any means! I have never been so stressed about a class!! Ultimately I think I'll pass, but I am not sure I'll do as good as had hoped.
  8. by   FoxyRoxy21
    I just want to say that I didn't leave you guys, I've just been way too busy!

    School is crazy this semster for me and I feel somewhat like a failure. I am doing horribly in Micro. In the Lab protion I am getting a 92%, In the Assign/Quizz catagory Im receiving an 89.7% and then here is the whamy, In the Lecture Exams I have a wopping 57%, which brings my overall grade to a 68.8% - a big fat F! I hate this whole 3.0 grading scale thing......and she doesn't round up Grrrr..... I am doing so poorly on her tests. Im going crazy! I am a 'B' student so seeing this made me cry my eyes out. I started to double think the whole nursing thing. My boyfriend even asked me if this is something that I want to do.....of course I said yes. Then he said why can't you pull off the grades for it! He's usually way supportive, but I think he thinks Im wasting my time. Sorry, I just needed to vent.

    I am joining a study group tomorrow morning. So, I guess we will see. I can't get lower than a B......Thank God I have three more tests and a couple more quizes so I can hopefully bring my grade up.

    How is everone else doing? I hope not as bad as me! I wish you all tons of luck! Thanks for listening to me rant!
  9. by   *Blessed2BaNRS*
    foxy,

    please, please do not give up. i was in your same predicament last semester and i promise, it is not too late to bring your average up. i had 4 tests that averaged a 64 with 2 tests left. in lab i had an 89. i went to talk to the instructor and she told me that i better not drop her class, that i was an excellant student and i would get it! she was right. the next test i made a 97 and the last one i made a 95. on the final i made an 85. i just sat down with my instructor and even though she was rumored to be tough and rude and had a high failure rate, once i talked one on one with her, i realized how she wanted us to study and it all clicked! i took everything that she lectured to us, wrote it on a flashcard and studied the h**l out of them. the difference that i made was instead of trying to write each topic or section on 1 card (like i was used to doing) i wrote 1 thing. like when we had to learn the table on eukaryotics and know the difference between the various diseases and vaccines and symptoms, i would write 1 symptom with the answer of the disease or group on the back. i would have a stack of flashcards that was 4 inches thick, but it worked!! just break everything down to the easiest that you can, and it will help tremendously. believe me, i can relate, and i made it through micro with an 87 average!! just keep the faith. if it is meant for you to be a nurse, you will be!
  10. by   FoxyRoxy21
    Blessed!

    Thank you so much for your kind words! You said what I really needed to hear. Your words really mean so much to me right now! I have my micro lecture at 11 this morning and my lab is at 2. You are right I need to keep the faith! I seriously was missing it this semster. Thank you again! You really made me re-think that I can do this! I think I'll have a meeting with my instructor, maybe she can give me some pointers on how to study better for her exams.

    Have a great day Blessed!

    Talk to you soon!
  11. by   *Blessed2BaNRS*
    foxy, i am so glad that you are feeling better! i had a lot of encouraging myself when i was going through what you are, and it really did help to lift my spirits. everybody needs encouraging once in a while, and it is so much better to hear a kind word then to just let your frustrations fester. i am so glad that you posted last night and let us know what you were feeling. this is a great place to come because i promise you that someone has been through there, and gotten through with help from someone on here.

    i will be thinking about you and keep you in my prayers. good luck on your test today, and remember, even if you don't do that well today, there is still a couple more tests that you can really sink your teeth into and do great on. i had just 2 left and i did it. so can you!!! i'm rootin' for ya!
  12. by   catzy5
    Quote from blessed061987
    foxy,

    please, please do not give up. i was in your same predicament last semester and i promise, it is not too late to bring your average up. i had 4 tests that averaged a 64 with 2 tests left. in lab i had an 89. i went to talk to the instructor and she told me that i better not drop her class, that i was an excellant student and i would get it! she was right. the next test i made a 97 and the last one i made a 95. on the final i made an 85. i just sat down with my instructor and even though she was rumored to be tough and rude and had a high failure rate, once i talked one on one with her, i realized how she wanted us to study and it all clicked! i took everything that she lectured to us, wrote it on a flashcard and studied the h**l out of them. the difference that i made was instead of trying to write each topic or section on 1 card (like i was used to doing) i wrote 1 thing. like when we had to learn the table on eukaryotics and know the difference between the various diseases and vaccines and symptoms, i would write 1 symptom with the answer of the disease or group on the back. i would have a stack of flashcards that was 4 inches thick, but it worked!! just break everything down to the easiest that you can, and it will help tremendously. believe me, i can relate, and i made it through micro with an 87 average!! just keep the faith. if it is meant for you to be a nurse, you will be!

    i couldn't agree more with blessed!

    you obviously have the practical stuff down doing so well in the lab, to me that is the hardest thing to do and also the most important in being a nurse you are probably more hands on which will make you a wonderful nurse!

    now for the lecture, talk with your instructor, you need to figure out what it is you need to study, if its anything like my micro class you are bombarded with sooooooo much information its hard to choose exactly what to focus on. i also agree about changing your format of studying either flash cards, outlines etc...working with a study group will help you alot you can learn others successes and see where you can implement different things, latch on to someone doing well in the lecture portion and see if they can help you. 90% of all of this is memorization the rest is figuring out what to memorize lol.

    good luck.

    what subject are you working on now maybe some of us here have some tips links etc...
  13. by   Jenny67
    Anyone working on Unknowns? How's everyone doing with this? Just curious if I'm the only one thinking I'm going to crumble..

    Jenny

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