Ok..WHO has taken API and APII

  1. I am signed up for both sections this summer...this is the only class I will have and I won't be working.

    Does anyone have any advice of how I can get a head start in these classes?

    ANY suggestions would be helpful.
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   Irene joy
    I would find out what book you will be using and start reading! also, this forum has some really good web sites attached in a sticky for A&P. Find the ones that test you on the names of all the bones. This is what you'll be covering in lab for ap1 and the muscles and organs are memorized for ap2. At least that's how it was for my class. What ever head start you can get on memorization will be a help. also, I went and bought anatomy flash cards, and they really helped fit in more studying when you're not home. Good Luck!
  4. by   GottaGetIn
    Everyone studies a bit different. If it were me, I'd get the book now, and start reading, making flash cards and memorizing.

    Good Luck! Sounds like you'll be super busy this summer. I loved A&P. I was actually sad when it was done.....It's a ton of content but it's SO interesting!
  5. by   Jilaweez
    I would also get the book and browse through it. I think starting to learn the bones and muscles would be a good start. I liked Get Body Smart online but there are a lot of great websites and flashcards. Some of the things people had a difficult time with in my classes were Cellular respiration (glycolysis, krebs, ETC, fermentation) and the kidneys. I'd say from my experience those were some of the harder to grasp items among my peers. There is so much material covered it is hard to know where to start. I didn't prepare at all and I did great..so don't worry yourself too much!
  6. by   justme1972
    Thanks for all of the advice...the program that I have been accepted in, has a professor...and I have NEVER heard of a student getting an A or a B in his class. Most of the current nursing studens are taking his class for the 2nd time.

    I'm skipping that..I found another CC, same distance from here, and it does transfer in....and when I called to see what the grade spread was, there were alot of ladies getting A's in the class and they really enjoyed it...verses hating going to the class every day at my school.

    To me, the class is just too important and I want to nail it the first time before the nursing program starts in the fall...that way I only have to take TWO nursing classes each semester and THAT'S IT!
  7. by   GeneralJinjur
    I second the suggestion to start memorizing bones and muscles now. If chemistry makes you cry or you're not naturally math inclined, I highly recommend the book "Chemistry for Biology Students." You can pick older versions up for pennies on Ebay. It walks you through all the chemical reactions in the body and has lots of little quizzes to help you learn it. I need to pull it out again now that I'm in Micro.

    I had trouble comprehending the movement of blood in the heart the first several times I read it. Eventually, it clicked. I think that a large part of succeeding in A&P is going over the information repeatedly. Casually reading the text now would definitely help you come summer.
  8. by   MSJ2007
    I took A & P I, II, and III last summer. It was a lot of work, but I was glad to get it finished so quickly. Basically, it was a chapter per day, and class 4 times per week. What helped me the most were the CD's that came with the book. They had games and matching exercises that really helped with memorizing anatomy and learning the different physiological processes.

    Good luck!
  9. by   12breakfree
    Every one has different learning technique. My suggestion to you, if you want to get a head start in your class would be, look over the Anatomy I part. You will need to memorize lots of details and body structures. I did okay with mine, got Bs on both.

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