ACK!!! AP and tissues!!

  1. We started on the tissues today. I must say I am worried. How did you study for them?? We have a lab test at the end of the month. Today we looked the Epithelia. I was getting it on the Power Point slides she was showing but when I had to look through the microscope I was not getting. That and the fact I wear glasses and was having a rough time. Any advice?? I am also kicking myself for leaving my tape recorder behind. TIA>
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  3. by   Katnip
    If you have a chance to go into the labs during other hours, do it. Look at different slides of the same thing, too. Check as many as you can of each. Eventually, you will start being able to see differences. I hated tissues, too. Also, I drew pictures of the slides with colored pencils. That helped some, too.

    Good luck!
  4. by   BrandyBSN
    Many of my classmates also wear glasses. However, they used the microscope to their advantage

    If you think about it, it makes a lot of sense...

    Microscope are used to focus on small images (cells and what not), and have knobs to adjust focus.

    Glasses do much the same thing, just on a different scale.

    Try looking through the scope without your glasses on, you may be able to focus even better then if you were to use your glasses. It will also help reduce the glare.

    I wear glasses (mostly for eye strain), but I am able to see much clearer by adjusting the scope instead of trying to see through additional layers of lens.

    Hope this helps!
  5. by   MRed94
    Here are a couple of sites that really helped me learn this stuff.

    Good luck!

  6. by   carlalogan advice would be the same as the earlier post. Try and look at the slides as many times as possible. Eventually, they will become familiar to you. Try comparing the differences in the tissues rather than focusing on how much they look alike. I found it extremely helpful to ask the instructor what they think is the differentiating focus point for each tissue...they usually use slides that demonstrate what they want you to see for the practicals-at least mine did.

    Most of the tissue slides will have one unique characteristic to focus on that you will be able to zero in on during your tests for proper identification.

    Hope this helps
  7. by   zacarias
    Wow, stratified squamous, and transitional that brings back memories!! I actually liked that class. Of course I didn't at first...but it gets better remember that. Let me give you a link of a great epithelia site that has pics and great info.

    Epithelial Tissues

  8. by   essarge
    I think we all went through this. Whenever there is "open" lab time, take advantage of it. That's the only way I passed (barely) lab. To me they all looked like ink blots and I was waiting for the psychiatrist to ask me what I thought they looked like!! LOL!!
  9. by   janleb

    J Docs histoweb is an excellent tissue site. I always used it when I could not make it to the lab to look at slides. There are slides and explanations on any tissue you will study. check it out you won't be sorry. Also I did my own charts and pictures this really helped to reinforce the material. Janice