Quote from Farrah 34
Many people say Micro is more challenging than A&P 2.
I was wondering maybe I should take Micro after A&P1 and postpone A&P2 to my last semester which is going to be the summer semester.
Micro isn't more difficult than AP II. I took them together last semester and my toughest class was actually Statistics. I earned a 97.7 in Micro because of the overlap in topics with previous biology course and AP II.
If you insist on taking a science in summer, I would suggest you take Micro. AP I would be your first introduction to an upper-level biology course, you don't want to compound that by taking it in a condensed session. Once you get your study skills adjusted for an upper-level bio course, your baseline for 'OMG this is is going to be a very rough semester' will also adjust.
Basically, AP I and II will be mostly new information. Micro does introduce a smaller amount of new information but mostly it just takes concepts you have already learned from Gen Bio, AP I, and AP II and goes into more detail about them.
I don't see a point in taking AP II after Micro, it will make it more difficult then it needs to be. Especially if immunity is covered in AP II at your school. The science department at my school has it set up that immunity is completely covered and tested on in AP II at least two weeks before it is brought up in Micro. They want us to have the basics down before going further in depth.
You seem very anxious about taking science classes. This isn't the first time I've responded to one of your post about it. Maybe you should consider taking your sciences in a full semester. I understand this may postpone your application but it may be better for your anxiety and your grade. I took all my sciences in 15 weeks. I only used 7 weeks for classes that I didn't want to stretch out like English Comp and Life Span Psychology.