I just don't understand....(vent)

  1. I'm having SO much trouble lately in my classes! Last year I had NO problems with A&P and intro to Chem. Now I'm on the verge of failing Organic Chem and Microbiology! I haven't changed my study habits or anything, and I just don't understand what is up with this....ugh. Sorry to vent...thanks for listening!
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  3. by   frankie
    ROTC - do not despair. you will make it through these courses. When I studied organic chemistry, i sort of made believe it was a foreign language - i memorized the equasions, and then the exceptions. it worked for me - and UGH! to taking both these courses in the same semester. micro is traditionally a hard course throught all universities. study, work hard and you will get through all of this. good luck - frankie
  4. by   Mkue
    Organic Chem is mostly memorization as frankie mentioned.. Micro is very difficult, taking these together would be challenging. Stick with it and do your best

    Good Luck:angel2:
  5. by   jnette
    Yep, Frankie's right, ROTC !

    Sometime's you have to do the "pretend" thing, the "make believe" game. Find another way of looking at it that is either more "fun", or as a direct challenge. I've never been good at "abstracts" or anything I can't directly "put my hands on".. concrete things. (except for psych, interpersonal relationships, etc. These I could RELATE to...) So I had to find a way to conquer these "abstract" chem atoms and the like, which I could not visualize. I found little ways to make them "come alive"... use your imagination.. it works ! Try to make them "real" in some fashion and it will help. Hang in there ! There are some good books out there that also help for "visual learners".. pm me if you're interested and I'll send you the names (don't think we're 'sposed to advertise or promote on the BB..) They're inexpensive, and REALLY helped me a LOT !!!

    Don't give up ! Where there is a will, there IS a way ! Keep holding on to the WILL part.. the rest will come !
  6. by   allthingsbright
    Wow, I read this just as I was studying for my next Organic Chem exam. Yes, it is hard, and there's lots of info. I make up acronyms for everything, use 3x5 cards, read and outline chapters and work the problems in the book. Our prof also gives us extra credit we can complete so you better believe I do that! I got an 82 on my last exam w/ 10 extra credit points-so a 92. We'll see how I do on this next exam. Shew, it is hard though! Best of luck,
  7. by   Rena RN 2003
    best of luck to those taking organic. i absolutely HATED that class with a passion!
  8. by   Love-A-Nurse
    ah yes, the micro class. how well do i remember. i survived it. hang in there.
  9. by   babynursewannab
    Micro + Organic + time = BURNOUT!

    Been there, done that. I noticed this summer while taking micro that i just COULD NOT study! I made it through unscathed, but MAN. I commend you for taking the two together. You must be one tough cookie ROTC! :chuckle