surviving microbiology

  1. Hello eveyone--just wondering if any of you had any study tips for microbiology--since most of you have already taken it--I'm not complaining--just need some kind of advice-- made a 71 on 1st lecture test-- need to get that 71 up on next test
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  3. by   PennyLane
    I took Micro while getting my first Bachelor's. The first time I took it I got a D. Needless to say I wasn't too pleased. My problem back then was skipping class. I took it again and got a B! My suggestions--sit in the first row for every lecture. Keep your eyes on the teacher the whole time and take lots of notes. You may also be able to find some websites with tutorials or online quizzes.

    Sorry I don't have more concrete advice. Just hang in there!!
  4. by   GPatty
    Wish I did have some advice.....
    All I can say is study study and study some more!
    I'm having troubles too......
  5. by   Tigger100S
    I am also taking Micro this semester, and though I'm surpsingly enjoying it, I too was disapointed with my first exam score. However, the class average was a 53%, so I ended up with an "A"! I don't know exactly how your course is set up, but our teacher assured us that the first stuff is the hardest, with all the metabolic reactions and everything. The rest of the course is mostly medical applications that will make more sense and be easier to understand. Hope this gives you some hope! As far as suggestions, I personally force myself to sit in the front and take awesome notes. One thing I have learned from the first test is to not lose the overall point of something when your busy memorizing the chemical reactions! Hope this was of some help, and good luck in the future!
  6. by   Mkue
    I think it helps to have an interesting teacher however, I've never met anyone who has ever had an interesting microbiology teacher

    Some of that stuff is just so darn boring. Do you have a CD that came with your book? Sometimes taking tests and quizzes from the CD helps.

    There might be some micro websites online too that might help.
  7. by   luluann
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by mkue
    [B]I think it helps to have an interesting teacher however, I've never met anyone who has ever had an interesting microbiology teacher

    I have an interesting teacher!!!!! She is awesome!!! She makes it so much fun and she is really "into" her micro. I really do think that the teacher makes the class. The way she teaches it, it relates to real life stuff and it is easy to understand. I've heard horror stories though so I consider myself one of the lucky ones!

    Happy studying.....
  8. by   Gigglesforall
    When I took it I made flashcards, lots of flashcards. It seemed to be a big help for me. I guess that's my only tip.
  9. by   dstudent
    I was lucky to have a really good teacher, which made the subject interesting. I recommend if you have a dictaphone to use that during your tutorials.

    Good luck in any case
  10. by   jdomep
    MAKE STUDY CARDS AND LEARN THEM Take them with you memorize them a frew at a time then add on...

    I also would read MY notes into a taperecorder and play it in the car. Got an A and it was a tough semester I was so pleased!
  11. by   shelby88669
    well thank you everybody that replied--i do have to say i have a good teacher he keeps the stuff interesting--and i just started doing the flash cards this semester--(advice from friends lol) -its just so much info for each test--does anybody know any good websites for micro--thanks again for your help---:roll
  12. by   PennyLane
    Julie, that's a great idea about reading your notes into a taperecorder. I may do that for A&P I! I have almost no time to study, but find myself in the car driving between work and class a lot. LOL.