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New here;) was wondering what books you guys used previously for a&p. I mean textbook. I start in the fall and don't know where to begin to study. Should I review something now? I bought A&P for dummies. Is that the way to go. HELP!:uhoh21:

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Go to your school's website and do a search on either your Prof's name or the course name and see if you can find a syllabus. That way you'll know what chapters the class will start with and you can read ahead.

That's what I did anyway....I started reading the first chapters about a month before school started....but then again, I'm a geek :specs:

Good Luck and enjoy!!

Peace,

Cathie

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CrufflerJJ has 5 years experience and specializes in ICU.

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My A&P courses used Human Anatomy & Physiology, by Marieb & Hoehn. This is a FREAKIN' EXCELLENT book. Topics are thoroughly covered, in real English (not just high level techno-babble). Graphics are excellent, and really help you understand the concepts. We used the 7th edition, but the 6th ed would be cheaper if you just want something to review.

As the previous poster said, you'll need to find out what YOUR prof will be using, and get that text.

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Go to your school's website and do a search on either your Prof's name or the course name and see if you can find a syllabus. That way you'll know what chapters the class will start with and you can read ahead.

That's what I did anyway....I started reading the first chapters about a month before school started....but then again, I'm a geek :specs:

Good Luck and enjoy!!

Peace,

Cathie

lol Cathie I did the samething,

I also read the AP for dummies great book very easy to understand

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CseMgr1 has 39 years experience and specializes in Case Management, Home Health, UM.

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Believe it or not, one of the best reference books I have ever used was a copy of the original "Gray's Anatomy" by Henry Gray. My ex-husband bought it for me when I began taking my prereq's. Very detailed and helpful, not to mention a classic!

http://www.amazon.com/Grays-Anatomy-Collectors-Henry-Gray/dp/0517223651/ref=pd_bbs_2/102-4494465-0168964?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1178980335&sr=1-2

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Believe it or not, one of the best reference books I have ever used was a copy of the original "Gray's Anatomy" by Henry Gray. My ex-husband bought it for me when I began taking my prereq's. Very detailed and helpful, not to mention a classic!

http://www.amazon.com/Grays-Anatomy-Collectors-Henry-Gray/dp/0517223651/ref=pd_bbs_2/102-4494465-0168964?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1178980335&sr=1-2

I have Gray's Anatomy as well.....actually, my Prof. uses it to clear things up as well.

Peace,

Cathie

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I agree, it all depends on your prof. I bought my packet of books from my campus bookstore and it cost around 200.00 (had 2 lab books and a study guide along with the text). I didn't open my book the whole semester. My teacher had made printouts of what HE wanted us to know. I don't regret buying my book, I'll use it as a reference at some point (I hope at least). Some students tried to sell their's back and were only offered 50.00 for it.

My point, I think you might be better off waiting to see what your teacher wants. You might end up spending your time and money on something that isn't needed.

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miMOMMYof3 has 7 years experience and specializes in ER/adult gero-NP.

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I liked the A&P coloring books, I got a really good detailed one for about $15 at a local bookstore (barnes and noble). It was fun and it made studying for lab a lot easier. ( I got high A's in lab)

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thank you very much guys. I am so nervous. I hear that there is so much info. I just want to learn it not just memorize it. Can't wait to start.

thanks all

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My A&P requirements were done over two courses: A&P I and A&P II. I reviewed the CD-rom and visited the website that came with the textbook.

I would suggest reviewing for A&P I by focusing on the chapters in the text on cell structure, metabolism, basic systems of the body, then going to muscles and bones. A&P I covered the foundation and framework of the body.

A&P II focused on the systems on a more comprehensive level (i.e., neurological, cardiovascular, reproductive, gastrointestinal, diseases related to specific systems, etc., etc.).

A&P is very demanding. It is good that you want to get a head start on things. One of the mistakes I made was trying to understand everything. There is not enough time to understand everything. I would sum up A&P-I as learning where everything is located in the body and how parts of the body connect to each other.

Good luck.

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A&P is very demanding. It is good that you want to get a head start on things. One of the mistakes I made was trying to understand everything. There is not enough time to understand everything. I would sum up A&P-I as learning where everything is located in the body and how parts of the body connect to each other.

Good luck.

:)

And there's the difference in learning style I was talking about earlier.....if I didn't work to understand everything, I wouldn't have done half as well as I did in A&P. With the way my head works, I'm much better off understanding material than memorizing it. I'm lousy at memorization without hooking the material on to something I understand.

Peace,

Cathie

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My A&P courses used Human Anatomy & Physiology, by Marieb & Hoehn. This is a FREAKIN' EXCELLENT book. Topics are thoroughly covered, in real English (not just high level techno-babble). Graphics are excellent, and really help you understand the concepts. We used the 7th edition, but the 6th ed would be cheaper if you just want something to review.

As the previous poster said, you'll need to find out what YOUR prof will be using, and get that text.

im using that book right now

before i started the class i actually read an old a&p book-

anatomy & phisiology by seely stevens and tate.

it took me about 5weeks to read- i highlighted it and took notes. so the material would sink in.

now that im in the class==its super easy cuz i mean the material is almost 99% the same.

so i think any book u get to study up will be fine;)

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