I start Microbiology tomarrow and I am scarred! - page 2

I am so scarred that I will not get a good grade. I have a GPA of 3.1 and I need a 2.5 to get into my clinicals in the fall. What if I mess up? I don't know anyone and that is always hard getting to... Read More

  1. by   LeesieBug
    For me, the best way to study was dependent on which material we were working on. When we were learning about replication and other processes, UNDERSTANDING it was the big thing. I had to get a mental picture of the process in my head. I read over the material and made a movie in my head of what was actually happening.

    Once we got into the different diseases, I found it more effective to simply read through the notes and memorize the things we needed to know about each disease. I had my husband quiz me when I was done, and that helped A LOT! Listening to him try to say the names and hearing his wisecracks helped me remember things I would not have remembered otherwise.

    Probably the best study advice has already been given in other posts: keep up! Study some each day! Our class had a HUGE amount of material on each test, and the times that I left it until the last minute were unbelievably stressful!
  2. by   GPatty
    I am taking Micro this semester too. I tend to agree with everyone who said to study a bit each day. I am putting all I've got into this class, because I really need the higher grade to earn the points I need to help me be accepted into the ASN program this coming spring.
    You CAN and WILL do this....I'm right there with ya!
  3. by   Jennerizer
    I would also advise checking to see if your micro book has a web site. Mine did & it had sample test questions. There are many other micro sites that will offer help too. I think some of them are listed on this web site. If not...go to google.com & start searching.

    I think whether micro turns out to be a good or bad class all depends on the professor. Some are very organized & teach well, others leave you to learn it on your own practically. Hopefully there are more good professors out there than bad ones.

    Good luck to those of you taking it.....just remember to ask questions if you don't understand something.
  4. by   marilynmom
    I know some things that help me with studying for classes. I take classes at night so even though I am tired after I get home I still sit at the computer and re-type my notes and print them out...somehow that does help. Also I tape all my classes so I can listen to the lecture at least once during the week, you will catch things you miss even if you think you heard it all. Even with 2 little kids at home all day screaming and playing I play my tapes and just get what I can from them...lol

    Science classes like that I make sure I just study about an hour a day. My other classes like Art, Psych etc I just studied once a week or cram right before the test (lol) or just would study for 1/2 hour a day. Some classes you just have to put more time into them than others.

    Good luck!

  5. by   renerian
    I am not a science freak and I thought it was one of the easiest classes I took. Just my two cents.