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A&P II at HCC over the summer ???

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Have any of you taken AP II over the summer at HCC? How did you do?

Any advice?

Are there any books or material that you recommend to prepare?

I know it is a couple of months away but I want to be prepared. I need to be finished with all my science classes before next fall and will be taking AP1 this spring coming up so will have to do APII in the summer. I know HCC has the extended summer session but last years it was in the evening and if it is like that this comming summer it wont be possible for me to do.

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If their schedule doesn't suit you check out other CCs in the area. I did A&PII as a summer CC class and it took a lot of studying but got an A. Good luck.

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I took a 5-week accelerated A&P II last summer at AACC (in addition to Sociology, Chemistry, Algebra, and Music Theory). It's totally do-able if you're disciplined... but it's definitely not a time in which you can afford to take a vacation or get sick.

Getting the right professor is also important. I'd suggest you find a way how to get a list of the professors as early as possible (to get it, I had to flirt with the department secretary) and then scour ratemyprofessors.com in order to find out what professor is most likely to mesh with your learning style.

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Did you do all of those 5 classes at one time? 5 classes in 1 summer session or spread throughout the whole summer? What was your grade in APII (if you don't mind me asking). Is there any advice you can give me so I can prepare for the class?

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I got an 'A' in that class. Actually, I've been fortunate enough to maintain a 4.0 GPA through all of my college classes (sorry, I don't want that to sound like bragging, because it's not -- it was the result of a lot of hard work and dedicated studying).

To answer your question, I took those classes over a period of eight weeks. There was an overlap between several of the classes, the worst of which was when Chemistry, A&P II, music theory, and sociology all overlapped for about two weeks.

If you're going to go to AACC, I strongly suggest taking Dr. Paul Larsen... he's one of the best, most knowledgeable, most engaging professors I've ever met in my entire life.

From a general perspective, I suggest you carefully review what you learned in A&P I, since, of course, a lot of the material builds upon itself in A&P II. At most schools, A&P II is a systems based approach, so understanding the pieces is critical to being able to assemble the 'puzzle' that is the body.

Also, most A&P II classes involve both lab practicals and lecture exams. I suggest going out and buying 500+ note cards and breaking down each and every possible study question/concept/part on a separate card, then studying the hell out of them and, once you're confident with the material on a given card, put it in a separate stack. By the time your exam rolls around, you'll have a very small stack (if any at all) of concepts you still don't understand.

Additionally, I suggest going to http://www.eleven21.com/notetaker/ and creating yourself a free custom "Cornell Method" notetaking sheet. Learn how to use it and live by it. This method of taking notes changed my life.

And there you go -- now you know all my secrets.

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Thank you so much :flowersfo. I feel much better now knowing that it is possible to get an A in it. I will definitely put your secrets into great use:specs::specs::specs:!!!

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