The Spring '05 Anatomy & Physiology Club: A&P 2 - page 13

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  1. by   alexillytom
    Quote from alexillytom
    Well, I have taken 4 quizzes so far and am averaging a 90% in those. My problem is
    I got a 61% on my first practical. A D-. I have NEVER scored anything like that before.
    I had been suffering through a bout of bronchitis, on a couple of different meds, one of which contained codeine (sp?). Needless to say, I was feeling kind of loopy. During my illness, I studied to the best of my ability. I sat down at the test feeling pretty confident but kind of out of body. Anyhow, I took it, floated on home, and told my husband that I thought I did pretty well. When I got my exam back, I was shocked to say the least. I knew the answer to the questions but couldn't understand why I marked what I did. I can blame it on the illness and medication but I won't. I messed up. Now, I am going to study my behind off and make sure this doesn't happen again. I have two more lab practicals and 4 more quizzes. I believe I can bring this grade back up to a respectable B, possibly and A if I really know my stuff.

    Well, I took my second practical and scored a 94! I have been holding pretty steady with my quiz grades. Mostly 100s and a 104! If I could just score a 100 on the last practical and keep my quiz grades up, I believe I could actually pull out an A. Wish me luck.
  2. by   Stdy2BaNurse
    Quote from alexillytom
    Well, I took my second practical and scored a 94! I have been holding pretty steady with my quiz grades. Mostly 100s and a 104! If I could just score a 100 on the last practical and keep my quiz grades up, I believe I could actually pull out an A. Wish me luck.

    Alexillytom - way to go on the 2nd practical! Are you taking your last one anytime soon? Good luck on it!!

    I was rereading your original post about taking tests while medicated - doesn't that stink! You would think you might get a 'break' for actually taking a test even though you were sick, but no - it seems like its expected out of us to do well even though we can't hold our heads up...

    Oh well, semester is coming to a close and we will be moving on to something even more fun

    - Traci
  3. by   graciesmommy
    Hi Traci!

    Thanks for answering my post! We have maybe 3 or 4 exams for the semester, generally the exam covers 2 chapters I'd guess.

    What months will you be taking micro? For me it will be July/August.

    I think you're doing the right thing getting your prereq's out of the way! I have only been taking 1 class per semester (sociology last year, a&p1 last fall & a&p2 now) And I'll tell you, having only one class makes it real easy!! I work and have an 11-month old at home, and I feel like I'm not compromising anything with one class. Plus I've had 100 average both last semester & this one. I don't know how people with more than one class, work & a family do it!

    Where are you going to school? I'm in South Jersey going to Atlantic Cape Community. It's nice to "chat" with you!

    Kathy
  4. by   alexillytom
    Quote from Stdy2BaNurse
    Alexillytom - way to go on the 2nd practical! Are you taking your last one anytime soon? Good luck on it!!

    I was rereading your original post about taking tests while medicated - doesn't that stink! You would think you might get a 'break' for actually taking a test even though you were sick, but no - it seems like its expected out of us to do well even though we can't hold our heads up...

    Oh well, semester is coming to a close and we will be moving on to something even more fun

    - Traci
    Thanks. Actually, I'm not sure of the exact date but I believe it will be the last Tuesday in April. Next week I will have a quiz on the urinary system plus an extra credit assignment that will count as a quiz. I can't wait for this semester to be over.
  5. by   Stdy2BaNurse
    Quote from graciesmommy
    Hi Traci!

    Thanks for answering my post! We have maybe 3 or 4 exams for the semester, generally the exam covers 2 chapters I'd guess.

    What months will you be taking micro? For me it will be July/August.

    I think you're doing the right thing getting your prereq's out of the way! I have only been taking 1 class per semester (sociology last year, a&p1 last fall & a&p2 now) And I'll tell you, having only one class makes it real easy!! I work and have an 11-month old at home, and I feel like I'm not compromising anything with one class. Plus I've had 100 average both last semester & this one. I don't know how people with more than one class, work & a family do it!

    Where are you going to school? I'm in South Jersey going to Atlantic Cape Community. It's nice to "chat" with you!

    Kathy
    Kathy,

    I was in the same boat you are not too long ago - though my children are older. I was working and my son was in kindergarten, which made it real tough for scheduling classes and/or finding a sitter. Well, I took 2 semesters off, quit my job, got my son into 1st grade & my daughter into 3rd, and here I am. I think you are doing an awesome job at not compromising anything. I think I was trying to do too much and got overwhelmed. Things are better now - but it is hard when you have an 'over-achiever' personality (me!).

    Anyway, I attend Ivy Tech State College in Bloomington, In - as a 33 yo mother & wife, the 'prestigous IU' is sorta out of my league It is great to meet people this way going through the same issues - all around the country. Sometimes I feel like my husband will choke me if I complain one more time about AP2 :chuckle

    As for micro - I will be starting 6/13 and going thru 08/08 - roughly. It is an on-line course; however, we have to attend a lab on Mondays from 12:30 - 4:30. That's not too bad for summer, I suppose.

    Again, welcome, I look forward to talking with you more!

    - Traci
  6. by   MryRose
    I think everyone is hitting the books!

    Last week we had our 3rd of 4 tests... and it was on soooo many chapters! We had about 70 multiple choice and fill in questions and then 6 or so mini essays. We also had our lab test in the same session which was about 35 questions with 6 or more essays.... too many to even count at the moment (too tired).

    It was taxing and I was exhausted afterwards. It took me 2 1/2 hours to complete and I usually am pretty fast. This was the longest test so far.

    I got my Lecture test results (97) and will find out next Tue what the Lab test was. I am thrilled with 97 because I took it when sick with a stomach bug and didn't expect to score above a B. I am a little less sure about the lab test than the lecture tho as the essays required were longer. Whatever happens, I'm good with it. It was a really good test.

    I am even happier to say that one of our study group buddies got a 109 on her lecture!! She got 100 plus bonus points. Yay Cortney! She did great!:hatparty:

    Hope everyone is hanging in there!

    Hugs!

    MaryRose
  7. by   RedSox33RN
    Great job, Maryrose!!

    I have my 3rd exam Monday, on Lymphatic and Respiratory. Lymphatic is kicking my behind! I've listened to the lectures over and over, but still get so confused with the Specific Immune System. We get the essay questions posted a week before the exam, so we can write our answers, but mine are so wordy (the result of wayyyy too many Creative Writing courses!) that it makes it hard to learn. I emailed my answers to the prof, and it turns out I left out a whole bunch of info, so had to basically redo all of them.

    I have to do well on this exam! If I fail this course, I can't take it again for a whole year, since it's only offered every Spring, and once matriculated, we're not allowed to take courses elsewhere.

    My saving grace MAY be my lab grade, since all my quizzes are above 80. She's dropping the two lowest quiz grades, and that puts me at 101 avg. for lab. My avg, with 2 exams, in lecture is a 77. We need an 80 or above to pass.

    This is so frustrating, because I've never gotten below an A in any college course. Ever. I feel so dumb that I breezed through A&P1, and every said that is harder. Not in my book! (maybe I HAVE the wrong book??? LOL)

    Plus we found out that our final for this course is on a freakin' SATURDAY, at 9am! It really ticked off the prof, and a great deal of us students, that the college couldn't find any other time for a day class to have it's final. Normally Saturday's are for the finals of evening/weekend classes - not us day ones. A lot of students already had plane tickets home, b/c the final had been scheduled for the Thursday before.
  8. by   MryRose
    What saved my buns on essay questions is my trusty dry erase board.
    I write and rewrite one essay at a time until I know it by heart. Why the erase board is easier than paper for me who knows!? But it seems to be easier for me to do it this way.

    My buddy, Cortney, who got 109 on lec test, also does the dry erase board. She has another technique that I think is great too..... she puts post it notes around the house with test q's she is needing extra help on. She says it really helps a lot! She has them on her bathroom med cab, fridge etc.... but hey if it works do it!

    Good luck on your test..... you can do it!!

    Hugs!
    MaryRose


    Quote from wannaBEanRN
    Great job, Maryrose!!

    I have my 3rd exam Monday, on Lymphatic and Respiratory. Lymphatic is kicking my behind! I've listened to the lectures over and over, but still get so confused with the Specific Immune System. We get the essay questions posted a week before the exam, so we can write our answers, but mine are so wordy (the result of wayyyy too many Creative Writing courses!) that it makes it hard to learn. I emailed my answers to the prof, and it turns out I left out a whole bunch of info, so had to basically redo all of them.

    I have to do well on this exam! If I fail this course, I can't take it again for a whole year, since it's only offered every Spring, and once matriculated, we're not allowed to take courses elsewhere.

    My saving grace MAY be my lab grade, since all my quizzes are above 80. She's dropping the two lowest quiz grades, and that puts me at 101 avg. for lab. My avg, with 2 exams, in lecture is a 77. We need an 80 or above to pass.

    This is so frustrating, because I've never gotten below an A in any college course. Ever. I feel so dumb that I breezed through A&P1, and every said that is harder. Not in my book! (maybe I HAVE the wrong book??? LOL)

    Plus we found out that our final for this course is on a freakin' SATURDAY, at 9am! It really ticked off the prof, and a great deal of us students, that the college couldn't find any other time for a day class to have it's final. Normally Saturday's are for the finals of evening/weekend classes - not us day ones. A lot of students already had plane tickets home, b/c the final had been scheduled for the Thursday before.
  9. by   Doug85
    Hey everyone! I thought I'd update y'all on my status. I'm sitting EXACTLY at an 80% right now, with a test on lympatic and respiratory systems next Friday. If I can just get past that with a good, solid B- I'll be sitting pretty well because the final is a handful of digestive, urinary systems questions plus all of our earlier material (we get all the questions and answers from the prof beforehand).

    I was really discouraged last week when I got a 70 on my blood/heart test. It was tough. However, I really have to step it up and kick it into high gear, even though that seems hard at this point. It has been one tough semester. I can't even remember what it's like to not have to study!
  10. by   Stdy2BaNurse
    Don't take it too hard Doug85. Me and most everyone in my class really took a hit over the blood/heart, too. It is tough stuff!! You are doing great! Keep up the good work!

    Today, a week later, we received our points for the essay portion of our exam so with 8/10 on that + my 87 on the other portion I cannot believe I got a 95. I AM SO EXCITED :hatparty:

    One Lecture exam to go (urinary, reproductive, development and water/electrolyte/acid balances) and one lab exam (lymphatic, urinary, reproductive, respiratory) and then one cumulative exam (from anp 101 & 102). This last exam is being required by the school - we are the first lucky ones to have to take it. However, she told us today that since the exam was basically crap - it doesn't cover some things at all and other things it covers in such detail that we probably didn't cover it in class - that if it affects our grade, she will throw the points out. YEAH!


    Keep up the hard work everyone - it is almost over for this semester. I can actually see the light at the end of the tunnel with this one - Thank Goodness!! How about the rest of you, when is the end of your semester? Our lab final is 04/28, Lecture final is 05/03 and cumulative assessment is on 05/05.

    Bye all!
  11. by   MryRose
    Hang in there Doug.... you can do it!!!!

    We were supposed to get our Phy Lab test grades back yesterday, but our Prof had a delay and didn't have them ready. I have a 97 on Lecture, but I tell you I am not so sure about the Lab. I do have a lot of extra credit points in this class so I will be okay if I at least get a B on the lab test.

    We had our Microbio test today 3rd midterm. It was much harder than I had anticipated. Our Prof had told us not to worry about some aspects of the 10 labs we did for this section...... then THAT was what was on the test! I knew I should have just studied it anyway. But Noooooooo... since he told us not to worry, I used that time concentrating on the rest of the stuff.

    I can only blame myself as I usually "over" study and didn't need to.... I picked NOW to relaxe! lol

    Fortunately, we get to drop one test... I am pretty sure this will be the one as I have an 89 and 90 in the other two.

    Now to concentrate on finishing 2 term papers and doing our unkowns in Micro..... will this semester ever end???????????

    I just want to read a book that I don't have to memorize for a change!!!!!
  12. by   Doug85
    I tell ya what, this has been some rollercoaster ride of a semester for me. But it's on a positive note right now- I took our 4th exam on Friday over Respiratory/lymphatic and I thought I did well on it! All I have left is Digestive/Urinary.

    Has anyone taken the digestive/urinary unit yet? What do I need to study or look out for? Hang in there everyone, it's almost over...
  13. by   Stdy2BaNurse
    Quote from Doug85
    I tell ya what, this has been some rollercoaster ride of a semester for me. But it's on a positive note right now- I took our 4th exam on Friday over Respiratory/lymphatic and I thought I did well on it! All I have left is Digestive/Urinary.

    Has anyone taken the digestive/urinary unit yet? What do I need to study or look out for? Hang in there everyone, it's almost over...
    It's almost over - music to my ears :Melody:

    Way to go on the respiratory/lymphatic test - as for the digestive/urinary, we had our digestive and it wasn't what I expected. I mean it was easier than I thought (or I just studied harder than I thought). We are having our urinary/reproductive/development/acid-water balances test next Tuesday (5/3) so I am no help there - but am anxious to hear what others have to say, too!

    Come on' - 2 more weeks can't go that slow - or can it?? :uhoh21:

    Keep smiling & studying,

    Traci

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