I hate A&P!!!!!! - page 2
I'm at the end of my rope with A&P. I have been trying so hard to remain optimistic and that I can learn this stuff. There is so much information, it is driving me crazy. I have a test on Tuesday... Read More
Nov 1, '02Occupation: Student Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 726I was so horribly scared to take A&P, but I lucked up. I got an amazing teacher. If we write down every thing he says in lecture and know it backwards and forwards....were set. I have a B so far Yippeeeeee. I went to the doctor today and there was the everfamous poster of the bones in the room.....lol...I found myself lableing them...hehe Cracked myself up. My best advice to any one ....before you register ask around about the teachers. This is the best way to find out who you want. Its all about the teacher I think....
Nov 1, '02Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 55I think A&P I was a lot harder than A&P II. I only studied a fraction of the time. I had to get a letter of recomendation from the teacher (got it today) and found out I had the highest average in class and there were only 2 other A's.
I really learned how to study in A&P I. It has helped me with everything else because nothing has compared to it (yet).
Goodluck!! You will be so proud of yourself when you get out.
Nov 2, '02Occupation: brand new grad Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 315I have it next semester along with Chem 101! I am starting to wonder if I am going to be able to do the two of them together.
It can be done. You will have alot of studying to do, but it can be done. I have Chem 101 and Pathophysiology together this semester. (I had hard teachers in AP1 and 2, but Patho makes both look like a cake walk) However, I study for both and have a solid A in Chem and a B in Patho. It can be done, it just will require some sacrifice of free time.
Nov 2, '02Occupation: Student Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 145Originally posted by PowercarveJen
Hi everyone in A&P h*ll---
I know it is tough but you guys will make it. On the bright side of things you will actually use the stuff that you are learning in Patho/Pharm and Med/Surg. Jenny
good luck to all!
Nov 2, '02Occupation: Student Joined: Aug '02; Posts: 145originally posted by hidi74
my best advice to any one ....before you register ask around about the teachers. this is the best way to find out who you want. its all about the teacher i think....:d
for me, this has been true all throughout school! if the prof wants you to be successful then s/he will be willing to help...if the prof is just into proving how superior they are to you and how you could never comprhend the complex material they are presenting then you better run - 'cause they aren't gonna be very helpful...
i have found the latter to be true especially w/ chem/bio types...i am probably making an overgeneralization there, tho...
Nov 2, '02Occupation: student nurses, BSN students, Joined: Jul '02; Posts: 819; Likes: 27www.mhhe.com. Once your at the site go to the upper right hand corner and select Anatomy and Physiology Text books. A whole bunch of A&P textbook pictures will be seen. Some of their "student center" websites are free, and some are not. One of the best (and also free) is the one which goes to Anatomy and Physiology by Saladin. Click on it and choose the student center option. Then, find the chapers which correlate to the material being covered in YOUR text. They have multiple, activities which should help you succeed.
The KEY to success in A&P is CONSISTENT study every day. IF you can find at least an hour or two EVERY day to study the material (including that for the lab), your grades will improve. Also, I have found that many students who struggle with this class don't read the text. Often because the instructor tells them that he/she emphasizes the notes. Don't believe them! They may in fact "emphasize" their notes, but they will generally leave signficant "gaps" between what is presented in class, and what is asked on exams.
Also, study that is done immediately after class is often more effective than study done much later. Finally, DO CRAM for the exam! I've always been a 4.0 student because of my study habits, but have always CRAMMED before most major examinations to supplement my efforts. In A&P the most helpful thing for the labratory part of the class were other students in the Anatomy study room. I would get there two to three hours before lab. exams, and people who knew the material "cold" were generally very helpful in reviewing material with the rest of us (lab was much tougher than lecture for me, just the way my mind works I guess). Also, there is a product called the Anatomy Coloring Book which might prove helpful to you. If you buy the book make copies of the pages BEFORE you color them in. In this way you can get repetitive practice on difficult concepts.
Hang in there. Even if you don't happen to pass THIS time what you learn will make it easier NEXT time (many students who see they are not going to get their "C" simply stop trying. When they retake the class they find that it is almost as difficult as the first time around). Learning and knowledge is like money, the more you acquire the easier it becomes to get even more. Good luck and God bless.
Nov 2, '02Occupation: LPN Joined: Nov '02; Posts: 472; Likes: 1I hated A&p too...but I made up silly little rhymes or sayings that helped me remember...goodluck!
Nov 7, '02Occupation: Student, mother Joined: Sep '02; Posts: 183; Likes: 1YOU'RE NOT THE ONLY ONE!!!!!
Nov 7, '02Joined: Oct '02; Posts: 164Wa Hoo!! They accepted my chem. I no longer have to take it in the spring! I can soley focus on A&P! Thanks so much for all of the great tips guys! I have bookmarked those sites and will be purchasing a tape recorder and coloring books! (great tip about photo copying)
Nov 7, '02Occupation: homemaker Joined: Nov '02; Posts: 175; Likes: 2I took both A&P's during the summer, and that was tough. We had a major lecture and lab test every week. I made B's in both of them (which I was happy to accept), but I enjoyed them too. They seemed to make more sense to me than Microbiology, which I'm taking now. I'm making an A in that, but it takes a lot more studying.
Hang in there, it's almost over!
Nov 16, '02Occupation: Nursing Student Joined: Nov '02; Posts: 427I feel better reading all of this. I'm taking A & P, Microbiology, Chemistry, and Ethics. And every one of them has me pulling out my hair for one reason or another. I already knew basic A & P, but the detail detail detail........yikes. The only good thing is there was a slight overlap in the beginning (molecules).
I found a great mnemonics site that is helping. It's at:
hope it helps!
Nov 16, '02Occupation: Uh, nurse :-) Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience ; Joined: Jun '02; Posts: 333; Likes: 7I could have used that site before my last three tests. Oh well, it's bookmarked now. Thanks!
Nov 20, '02Occupation: nursing student Joined: Nov '02; Posts: 1Omg u sound just like me in my first quarter i was ready to quit became fed up and just couldnt get it! Right before 1st quarter finals i dropped 4 points below failing and cried and cried and then cried some more. I worked real hard and managed to get it to an 80% that is passing anything below is failing and Took my final and cried two days intil i found out my results i actually passed with an 80 just by the skin of my teeth! But i did i am not about to graduate in 9 weeks just stick it out it will work out and dont quit!!