Most Challenging? - page 2

Okay, I am almost done with Chemistry, and even though I am doing good. (Yippee) I am a little anxious about my next class: General A&P. I was wondering which science classes you found to be the most... Read More

  1. by   lisabeth
    What I am planning to do is take it if I dont get accepted. The only thing is, I will have already taken Microbiology. I know, wrong order, but I have to take it next unless I want to risk having to take it along with my nursing classes, and I absolutely do NOT want to do that. I know it will help out if I am able to take it before nusing, but I also want to get in asap!!! I guess it will work out one way or anoher.
    Quote from stpauligirl
    Starting next semester it will be required to have completed Chem before taking Microbiology....I think it's a good thing since so many people did terrible in my micro class without chemistry background.
  2. by   blueyesue
    Quote from CuriousMe
    For me the key has been flash cards, flash cards, and more flash cards. I did buy some flash cards, but I did much better with the ones I made myself. I bought a bunch of RindDexes from Mead....they're 80 3x5 cards with dividers that have two metal rings through them. I'm sure you can make your own versions of these, but it was easier (and inexpensive) to just buy a bunch of them (they're like a buck fifty each). I have different ringdex's for each topic (histology, bones, etc) and just carried one in my pocket everywhere I went...

    Peace,
    Cathie
    Excellent advice. I will have to go see if they have them at my Office Depot.

    Thanks.
  3. by   catzy5
    Quote from TexasAngel
    What I am planning to do is take it if I dont get accepted. The only thing is, I will have already taken Microbiology. I know, wrong order, but I have to take it next unless I want to risk having to take it along with my nursing classes, and I absolutely do NOT want to do that. I know it will help out if I am able to take it before nusing, but I also want to get in asap!!! I guess it will work out one way or anoher.

    Hey tx, I'll help you with chem if you help me with micro <big grin>
  4. by   Freedom42
    Here's a suggestion for studying A&P: Get an alternative text book to use along with the one you're required to use in class.

    Most courses seem to use books by either Martini or Mariebe. I've found Martini to be poorly written and edited, and many of the graphics used in earlier editions have been eliminated from the latest edition (for which I had to shell out $190, including workbooks). Martini does come with a CD that I've found occasionally useful, and I do use the Martini website to brush up for tests.

    Regardless of whether you think Mariebe is a better text book, though, it's different -- and you'll really welcome a different explanation of the same material when you're sitting down to read about a particular topic for the fourth or fifth time. I think it's worth picking up an old (i.e., cheap) copy of whichever text book you're not using just to give your brain a break.

    I've also found a coloring book useful for memorizing anatomical structures. I use Moseby's. I know it's not for everyone, but I like that I can color in structures while listening to the news. It's almost passive memorization.
  5. by   Megsd
    Quote from Freedom42
    I've also found a coloring book useful for memorizing anatomical structures. I use Moseby's. I know it's not for everyone, but I like that I can color in structures while listening to the news. It's almost passive memorization.
    I loved my anatomy coloring book. It motivated me to study, and helped make some sense of where things were located. And it was fun. I loved anatomy because it was interesting and relevant, but it was also probably my most challenging course and took most of my time.

    I hated chemistry (and organic chemistry) with a bloody passion, but not because of the math or anything... because I'm really afraid of fire, so lab and I did not get along. I managed to survive both classes with okay grades, but the idea of lighting Bunsen burners still gives me the heebie jeebies.

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