Question about Micro

  1. For all of you who have taken Micro - how does it compare in difficulty to Anatomy and Physiology (or A&PI and II)? I've heard conflicting comments, but the general consensus seems to be that it's easier. I'm a little concerned about my courses this semester, as I'm taking Micro along with Biology and English II. Biology seems to be a lot of the same info. as presented in Anatomy and Physiology, just from a different slant...English I, however, was 17 years ago. Anyway, was Micro a hard class?
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   klone
    It's challenging. It's different from A&P, so it's hard to compare.

    Quote from JKCMom
    For all of you who have taken Micro - how does it compare in difficulty to Anatomy and Physiology (or A&PI and II)? I've heard conflicting comments, but the general consensus seems to be that it's easier. I'm a little concerned about my courses this semester, as I'm taking Micro along with Biology and English II. Biology seems to be a lot of the same info. as presented in Anatomy and Physiology, just from a different slant...English I, however, was 17 years ago. Anyway, was Micro a hard class?
  4. by   oregonrene
    I personally thought it was easier, but a lot of people thought it was harder. It depends on how interested you are in the subject, I think.
  5. by   LilPeanut
    It depends on where your skills lie. Anatomy has been largely memorization. Micro requires a lot more understanding....
  6. by   klone
    Quote from oregonrene
    I personally thought it was easier, but a lot of people thought it was harder. It depends on how interested you are in the subject, I think.
    Yes, I totally agree with this. Some people find the subject matter very dry and boring, so will probably find it harder because they can't really get into the reading. I found it challenging, but interesting, so it wasn't extremely hard for me.
  7. by   S.N. Visit
    I think it all depends on your instuctor and the way he/she teaches class and writes the tests. I'm in micro now and holy moly is it ever intense! :stone I took anatomy last summer and it was no where near the level of complexity that i'm experiencing now.
  8. by   adelle
    I'm taking both A&P I and Micro this quarter. Both of them require a lot of memorization (A&P more so), so that's tough. However, A&P is much more interesting than the dry, boring material being taught in micro. I really have to forces myself to read about the million different microscopes and memorize all the steps to all the different stains. I can't wait to be done with it! Just two more months! :hatparty:
  9. by   all4nursing
    Quote from JKCMom
    For all of you who have taken Micro - how does it compare in difficulty to Anatomy and Physiology (or A&PI and II)? I've heard conflicting comments, but the general consensus seems to be that it's easier. I'm a little concerned about my courses this semester, as I'm taking Micro along with Biology and English II. Biology seems to be a lot of the same info. as presented in Anatomy and Physiology, just from a different slant...English I, however, was 17 years ago. Anyway, was Micro a hard class?
    I took micro my very first semester of college.... Don't ask me how or WHY stcc let me into the class without having biology first. I thought micro was tough. A&P to me was eaiser; however, micro was not undoable. Micro is alot of memorizing and A&P you have to know what you are talking about. Hope that helps some! I am in my 2nd year of nursing school and believe me learn all of that stuff from undergrad classes b/c you WILL see it again!!!

    All4Nursing Austin Peay State University.

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