critical thinking question in text book

  1. I was reading ahead for my Anatomy class. We are going to be going over the joints and movement terms this week. At the end of the chapter, there are critical thinking questions and I thought one of them was pretty funny. It reads "After your second Human Atatomy exam, you dropped to one knee, raised your arm over your head with one hand clenched into a fist, pumped your arm up and down, bent your head back, looked straight up, and yelled "YES!" The point is to use the proper terms to describe the movements at the various joints. The thing I find funny is that they say the second exam, not the first. I know I had just had surgery on my foot, had food poisoning, and didn't have much time or energy to study so I wasn't too upset about getting a "c", but I usually get "a's" so I wasn't too happy either. The other day in class, the teacher accidentally projected the grades from his computer up to the wall. I was stunned to realize that of all the grades that were up on the wall, only 3 got better than "f". That combined with this question in the book makes me think that it is very hard for anyone to do really well on their first anatomy exam. I see that as a hopeful thing that it will get easier now that I know how much studying is involved in this class, definately way more than any other class I have ever taken before. I hope you all take it in the same light and don't get discouraged if you didn't do as well as you had hoped on your first tests either. I figured you might feel the same way from reading some of your posts.
    Happy studying! , Kimberly
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  3. by   Netty
    OK Kats, now you went and done it! you made me take out my dusty A&P book!!!!

    The backward motion of the head is HYPEREXTENSION
    To bend down on knee is to GENUFLECT (like in church?)
    To pump the arm up and down overhead.. not sure.Book said ELEVATION: upward movement of the body...
    Tried my best... Good Luck,
  4. by   colleen10
    Hi Kats,

    You make a very good point. When I first took Anatomy our entire class did really bad on the first exam. But once everyone understood what would be expected of them, we all did much better. I think it's because Anatomy really isn't like a lot of other classes students have taken. Compared to a lot of other courses Anatomy is a whole lot of raw memorization. I guess I never really thought about whether or not students in other schools had as much difficulty with "The First Test".

    Thanks for putting it in perspective.

  5. by   meownsmile
    How about flexion and extension for the arm motion?
  6. by   Peeps Mcarthur
    It's just one of those "wake up call" type of tests to get you all going.
    Don't hit the snooze alarm Kimberly.