A&P 1 Fall '06 Club! - page 4

Just wanted to start a "club" for those of us who are taking A&P 1 this fall. My class is 16 weeks. I have lecture on M/W/F for one hour each day and lab on Tues for 3 hrs. My teacher... Read More

  1. by   coonkine
    This is what I'm doing (advice I got from A&P teacher).
    1. Form study group (2-4 people)
    2. Go to class (obviously)
    3. Take good notes
    4. Listen to lecture again (he has them on his site...you might want to record lecture yourself?)
    5. Retype notes - make two columns, making a line in the middle. on one side write the term, etc and the second the definition/explanation - now you have a "flash card" study sheet (just fold paper and quiz yourself)
    6. Print power points (if your teacher uses them)
    7. Review notes before class
    8. Study/Learn/Memorize everyday
    9. Might get a tutor (idk about other colleges but mine offers this for free) to make sure you get that A or B

    Anyways, that's what I plan on doing for A&P Lecture. Also, I went to lab the other day. At first, it seemed really overwhelming having to
    a. Know organ systems, organs, and function
    b. Locate landmarks on model/diagram
    c. Locate quadrants, regions, and cavities on model/diagram
    d. Know directional references
    e. Know planes on diagram
    all by Wed for a quiz. Plus all of the homework and reading on mitosis, i think, we have to do before then. I thought that would be impossible (I never, ever studied in high school) But I'm taking it one part at a time and I really think I can do this and get a good grade in both classes. I think all of you can if you get organize and manage your time wisely. Just make a schedule on paper on when you are going to study, how long, and what classes. And stick to it. I'm doing this and thought I'd be the last person in the world to do this. I never studied, always put things off, was was never organized, etc. And this was just a few months ago. If I can do this, so can you! Good luck!:wink2:
    Last edit by coonkine on Sep 1, '06
  2. by   matsgrl
    Hey unterpleichfeld

    I'm the mom of an 11 and 9 yr old and I understand completely what you mean about the time deal. Especially since my husband is in the Navy and he's gone so much, I feel bad about the time I take BUT ...

    I remember that it is for the best and once they start school (this Tuesday), we can all sit down for awhile after school and study and I study at night a lot when they are sleeping.

    When mine go back to school - I will feel better about all of this because they will be in school all day leaving me time to do my courses and study and if I feel the need, I can study some more after they go to bed giving me my time with them.

    I doubt that helped - I just wanted to let you know you are not alone.
  3. by   occc2010rn

    My DH is Army and and retires in three years, and that is my motivation for taking soo many classes....I need I want to have a job BEFORE he retires. I know that what I am doing is to the benfit for my children, but it is just going to take some adjustment....

    I will definately be taking the poster's (before you) recommendations.
  4. by   reese19
    I am taking Anatomy this fall. I am back in school after being a stay-at-home mom for the last two years. I have a previous degree, but it's been 8 1/2 years since I was in college! So, this is a strange, but good, feeling to be back in school.

    My Anatomy class is Monday nights from 5:00-7:50. Last Monday was my first class. It is a great deal of info, that's for sure! We have four tests, but none are comprehensive. However, the tests cover a TON of information; the first test is over 9 chapters.

    Anyway, it's good to see there's a club for this class!
  5. by   colerie
    Help! should I be taking any other class with A&P I and Lab? I also registered for college algebra but not sure about it. AP is really intense and I work a part time job. Any suggestions?
  6. by   smattles1of2
    I'm taking A&P1 and Statistics this fall. So far we've had a quiz in A&P and I got a 21/20! This class seems easy so far. Much easier than Microbiology!
  7. by   matsgrl
    Colerie - I'm not sure what you need as far as your program goes. Just keep working towards your pre-reqs. Take on only as much as you can handle would be my suggestion. It doesn't matter what anyone else does - it's your grade in the end that counts.
  8. by   NHRN2be
    I will be starting A &P I this week with the lecture on Tuesdays from 6 - 8:50 and lab Wednesday same time. I haven't been in school for 8 years and I am a bit nervous about all of the time involved. I have 2 kids (ages 7 & 4) and work full time. I am concerned that I will have a hard time findingenough time to study. I have a feeling I will be checking in here for moral suport and guidance quite a bit!

    Good luck everybody!!

  9. by   Starre
    I'd like to join the club. I started A&P 1 this weekend because I started the class late I had to make up the last weeks lessons and will not be credited for the 1rst week I miss. Talk about getting off to a bad start...lol I am taking an online course. Anybody else doing it online?

  10. by   colerie
    I am used to taking online classes and started to for AP but the class is so intense so I decided to attend lecture and glad I did
  11. by   Starre
    Well this is the first I've been in school for twenty years...lol Feels very strange saying that. I have just started two days ago, but right now it seems to be okay for me. I passed the first two quizzes but haven't gotten my first homework assignment graded yet. Wish me luck
  12. by   JPaka
    I will be taking A&P this fall and can't say how reassuring it is to hear there are others with small children! I am a little nervous about finding the time to study but I want this too bad to not find the time!

    I also want to say how AWESOME all these links are to study guides, practice tests and tutorials...THANK YOU!!!
  13. by   heartstart
    I am also taking A&P I. It feels good to be in school but I forgot what it was like to be the only male in the class. I forgot about the shortage of men in nursing. Its cool though