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Chemistry and Anatomy over summer break??

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I had a major family emergency before this current semester started and was unable to register for chemistry this semester): I am wondering if it is completely ridiculous to take both chemistry and anatomy over the 8 week summer. I do not work, have no kids, and no obligations. I was thinking of getting study guides to start memorizing as much of the anatomy as I possibly can. I currently take 8 week courses to split my semesters now and do not mind the pace and like getting it over and done with while maintaining a 4.0. 

Has anyone ever attempted this? I know it will be a crazy amount of work but I have nothing but time on my hands and really would like to stay on track for when I was going to apply for school. 

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Have you taken two sciences together in the 8 week format before (and been successful)?

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I personally would not do it, but I'm in Southern California and had to get A's in everything to even stand a chance. Do the teachers have good reviews on rate my professor? Does your school penalize repeats? 

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It's doable! I took Gen. Chem 1 and A&P II (both with labs) this past summer and I got by. Made Bs except for my A&P II lab where I got an A. Challenging but manageable.

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I just have to say I took a&p 1 and 2 with lab last summer and it was insane!! I made A's, but it about made me sick!! I dont think i could have managed anything else, but thats just me. I see people manage to go to work, take care of small children and take full course loads all while maintaining a 4.0. If you are one of these people you might be just fine. 

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Good luck if you do. If you take traditional classes you might have an easier time but I am taking a&p II and chem 101 online and I am just JUST keeping my head above water. I spend SO MUCH time on chemistry it's insane so i am going probably end with a B in A&P II but I do also have two young kids... I think you could do it but you're going to wonder what the heck you did to yourself for a while because that's how I feel right now lol 

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If you have never been exposed to a chemistry class before or have taken a chemistry class before, I wouldn't.  This is the class that typically will do a lot of people in.

I guess you can try it and then just drop if it's too much.  I'd rather take the time with these core classes and make sure to pass with an "A"

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Sorry, but no. I would not. Again, this is coming from someone that lives in an area that needs as close to a 4.0 as possible for a snowball’s chance.

I was strong in Chem. I spent about 10 hours a week on homework/studying outside of class/lab for a 16 week class.

I spent probably 30 hours a week outside of lab for anatomy over 16 weeks. However, this was a hybrid so those 30 hours do include lecture online.

I finished with an A in each, but not without effort. I have too many obligations besides school to have taken either over 8 weeks. If school was it for me, then yeah, I think it’d be ok. But BOTH together in 8 weeks?? No way.  Not even if school was the only thing I had to do and could spend 80 hours a week studying.

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Definitely don't do both at the same time during a Summer semester. It would make you feel really overwhelmed with all of the material you'd have to learn in such a short period of time. I'd say only take 1 class over the Summer semester and then take the other in the Fall. 

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