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I am in quite the pickle I need some advice... I am currently enrolled in Anatomy and I an getting close to the end of the semester however I only have enough points to receive a C I cannot receive a C because I already have a C in Microbiology my counselor advised me to fail the final so I do not get stuck with a C, if I fail the final then I could retake Anatomy and replace the poor grade, if I do not fail I receive a C and then am required to take it out of district however the C stays part of my GPA I think I am not too sure has anyone ever been in this predicament? I am not sure if I give it my all and take the final and try for a C or not take the final and receive a D or F to retake it??? I do not know what to do I am so confused. Then I am not sure if the 3 or 4 classes are used to average the science GPA????:wacky:

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pmabraham has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care.

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Good day:

What about withdrawing from the class? While it doesn't help now, you should have an idea of your course grade after each and every single test; and, the very first test you do poorly in, then consider seeking help.

Thank you.

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Red Kryptonite has 3 years experience and specializes in hospice.

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How much of your grade is determined by the final? Because it seems to me that your best option is study your ass off and ace the final, if you can.

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Even if I ace the final I can't get a B which is what I need the points just aren't there. :(

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Red Kryptonite has 3 years experience and specializes in hospice.

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Well, I guess you're getting a C then, and will have to work within that reality.

Have you identified the problem that's keeping you from doing better? You need to do that before trying to retake it anywhere.

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windsurfer8 has 13 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Psych/Military Nursing.

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You earned a C. Now you face the consequences. Nursing expects attention to detail and hard work. You need to figure out how to succeed. It is all up to you.

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I have real bad test anxiety I do extremely well hands on I am a kinetic learner Ace all my Lab classes and my overall GPA is 3.9 I struggle in lecture sciences

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I do have attention to detail I am a hard worker I am aware of the challenges nursing brings I have volunteered for 2 years at the hospital I went from the psychiatric floor to the emergency room so I know the demands... I don't understand I study 4 hrs a night make flashcards and rewrite all notes not sure what I am doing wrong and why is it just the lecture classes?

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pmabraham has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care.

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Good day:

No one is raising questions about hard work. I recommend talking with both your professor (take your notes, note cards, and book along) as well as the learning center with the following goals in mind:

From your professor:

1. Are you taking the right notes? Are the right items on your flash/note cards?

2. What would your professor recommend you do differently if you started all over?

From the learning/tutoring center, what is your learning style. What should you adapt in how you are doing things now so you can do better?

Thank you.

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pmabraham has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care.

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Good day:

may be of interest.

Thank you.

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Anatomy isn't a easy breezy A nor is it a omg it's such a difficult course. I do believe that it is doable the first time around. You need to figure out what is giving you trouble the first time you took the course. Maybe it's your study habits or lack of in depth studying? when you find out what's wrong it will make a difference if you're taking anatomy the second time. if you're confused about something don't be shy to ask about it as info builds up quickly!

Print out lecture slides and use a voice recorder if you have one. Having hard core detailed notes will help you out when trying to make sense of things.

good luck

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