Anatomy and Physiology grades this semester. - page 2

Just getting grades back. My anatomy is at a B, Physiology C, am I doomed at this point?... Read More

  1. by   BBboy
    Quote from Syadin
    I got 100% in Anatomy this semester at my University. I study Anatomy a minimum of 2 hours every single day and some days 6 hours if we learn a new unit. I'm guessing you put about 2 hours in every couple of weeks.
    dear god, 2 hours every day? I scored near a 100% and spent only 15-30 minutes everyday (practical exams kept me from the perfect 4.0, only part of the class where I just didn't do well).
  2. by   Junebug903
    You must have a photographic memory then!
  3. by   adairfletch
    Quote from Syadin
    I got 100% in Anatomy this semester at my University. I study Anatomy a minimum of 2 hours every single day and some days 6 hours if we learn a new unit. I'm guessing you put about 2 hours in every couple of weeks.
    Judgmental, much? It's rather rude to assume the worst about the OP's efforts this semester, given that everyone learns differently and performs in varied ways within an academic setting. Many students also do not have the luxury (and yes, time is a luxury) to study two hours for anything on a daily basis, especially if they have jobs or children or any other commitments with which to contend.

    I will say that A&P is known to be a difficult subject, and many very good students have struggled with it. Physiology on its own is also usually more difficult than Anatomy. My advice to the OP would be to retake the course if you can, even if it's at another local community college or online, continue to do your best and keep your chin up. If you keep trying, you'll get where you want to go.

    I wish you the best of luck!
  4. by   Guest12/13/16
    Quote from Syadin
    I got 100% in Anatomy this semester at my University. I study Anatomy a minimum of 2 hours every single day and some days 6 hours if we learn a new unit. I'm guessing you put about 2 hours in every couple of weeks.
    Are you a mind reader? Or are you Olive's mom? How did you arrive at this scientific conclusion?
  5. by   Syadin
    I'm proud of you buddy. It's all about the effort. We can achieve whatever we put our minds to. All hail the mighty Neuron.
  6. by   .Olive.
    Quote from Syadin
    I got 100% in Anatomy this semester at my University. I study Anatomy a minimum of 2 hours every single day and some days 6 hours if we learn a new unit. I'm guessing you put about 2 hours in every couple of weeks.
    Assuming is never, ever an educated way to do anything. With anatomy I logged a minimum of 2 hours, this was the minimum, most days were 2-3 prior to class and at least 2 after, lab was once a week but I was in the learning center with models daily, I have the logs to show this?
    Physiology: class 3 times a week, online modules 3-5 times a week (2 hour minimum each) and I recorded my lectures, took notes during, replayed the lectures and rewrote my notes after. This reviewing power points and additional material.
    Your assumptions are astonishingly inaccurate. I have been out of school for 12 years with no bio or Chem background. I struggle with concepts in physiology but have done pretty well for someone in my shoes. Thank you for your encouragement!
  7. by   .Olive.
    Quote from jsfarri
    Are you a mind reader? Or are you Olive's mom? How did you arrive at this scientific conclusion?
    Thank you. I'm 32 years old and this person has my life figured out.
  8. by   .Olive.
    Quote from adairfletch
    Judgmental, much? It's rather rude to assume the worst about the OP's efforts this semester, given that everyone learns differently and performs in varied ways within an academic setting. Many students also do not have the luxury (and yes, time is a luxury) to study two hours for anything on a daily basis, especially if they have jobs or children or any other commitments with which to contend.

    I will say that A&P is known to be a difficult subject, and many very good students have struggled with it. Physiology on its own is also usually more difficult than Anatomy. My advice to the OP would be to retake the course if you can, even if it's at another local community college or online, continue to do your best and keep your chin up. If you keep trying, you'll get where you want to go.

    I wish you the best of luck!
    Thank you. You're right, it isn't easy, I do have a family, a job, run a rescue farm and drive at least 100 miles a day to make it all happen. Assumption is such a weakness for some people. I'm not taking it personally.....
    With that aside, thank you again! I wish I had been advised to take a prep course prior to the class but I wasn't. Now I know what I do and plan to take one less class next semester to help free up even more time for physiology. Fingers crossed. Not happy about derailing the plan a bit but I'd rather have a grade I can be proud of than one I wish I could retake!
  9. by   .Olive.
    Quote from jg24fsu
    I also go to TCC and start the program in January. I had a C in ENC1101 which I took many years ago while dual enrolled in high school. I was also upset I couldnt retake this class now but it did not prevent me from getting in the program. I made sure to get A's in the rest of my pre reqs and had a 3.7 when I applied. Just continue forward and get a good score on your Hesi.
    Congrats on getting in!!!! You're doing the BSN program? I wish they had more information on it for those of us looking at the program.
  10. by   Syadin
    Listen, I'm not trying to be rude but the fact is that Nursing/Nursing School is demanding and although the prerequisites take time, it only gets worse once you're actually in Nursing School. Even after you finish your degree, Nursing is a very demanding profession. It never gets easier and you're always learning. Depending on the situation you're in (and only you know this) you have to ask yourself whether or not becoming a Nurse is a plausible/logical thing to do, regardless of your feelings towards it. Factors to consider are age, current situation in life, financial concerns, innate intelligence, among many other variables. Becoming a Nurse requires a large time commitment, and regardless of whether you need to study for 10 minutes or an hour each day to succeed, and whether you have it easy or hard, you have to either do it and succeed, or not, and do something else. It's up to you. My post was about how you get out what you put in. Either way it doesn't matter what I or anyone else here has to say, it's your life and it will turn out the way it turns out just as it will for everyone else, including myself.
    Last edit by Syadin on Dec 13, '15
  11. by   .Olive.
    Quote from Syadin
    Listen, I'm not trying to be rude but the fact is that Nursing/Nursing School is demanding and although the prerequisites take time, it only gets worse with once you're actually in Nursing School. Even after you finish your degree, Nursing is a very demanding profession. It never gets easier and you're always learning. Depending on your situation you have to ask yourself if its a plausible thing to do what you want, regardless of you feelings towards it. Becoming a Nurse is a big time commitment, and regardless of if you need to study for 10 minutes or an hour, or if you have it easy or hard, you have to either do it and succeed or if you can't then you can't. It's up to you. My point was about how you get out what you put in.
    Did you learn to walk the first time you tried? Speak the first time you heard a word? Ride a bike the first time you saw one? No. It's new to me, I'm an older student, I'm doing it. Thank you for your concern. Are you asking me if I want something more than the possibility of me being able to do it? I don't live a life that uses the word try, hope, wish, dream, I live a life that's simple, "did or didn't" it's all there is. I am doing it. I am succeeding at it.
    I'm 32 and a first generation college student, I just finished a year and have my first B (I'm hard as hell on myself and have A's up to this point) I sat in a room where kids with bio and Chem backgrounds dropped and I held out and put in time. Could I of done more? Sure. We all can.
    All I inquired about was how things looked from here. I don't need someone encouraging me to quit because they have made a radical assumption about my ability in a program. I'm confident in my ability to weather far greater obstacles than this.
    I appreciate you taking the time out of your day to comment.
  12. by   BBboy
    Quote from .Olive.
    Did you learn to walk the first time you tried? Speak the first time you heard a word? Ride a bike the first time you saw one? No. It's new to me, I'm an older student, I'm doing it. Thank you for your concern. Are you asking me if I want something more than the possibility of me being able to do it? I don't live a life that uses the word try, hope, wish, dream, I live a life that's simple, "did or didn't" it's all there is. I am doing it. I am succeeding at it.
    I'm 32 and a first generation college student, I just finished a year and have my first B (I'm hard as hell on myself and have A's up to this point) I sat in a room where kids with bio and Chem backgrounds dropped and I held out and put in time. Could I of done more? Sure. We all can.
    All I inquired about was how things looked from here. I don't need someone encouraging me to quit because they have made a radical assumption about my ability in a program. I'm confident in my ability to weather far greater obstacles than this.
    I appreciate you taking the time out of your day to comment.
    Don't worry OP, if there's one thing that you'll never run short of on this site it is negative Nancys' (SP?). I found that many of my peers when i took that class struggled simply because they weren't able to recall the information from either the book or the teacher. Have you tried more of a memorization technique? Sometimes its all about finding what works for you.
  13. by   .Olive.
    Quote from BBboy
    Don't worry OP, if there's one thing that you'll never run short of on this site it is negative Nancys' (SP?). I found that many of my peers when i took that class struggled simply because they weren't able to recall the information from either the book or the teacher. Have you tried more of a memorization technique? Sometimes its all about finding what works for you.
    That's what I'm working on now, trying to figure out my learning style. I'm hoping taking a different professor for AP2 will help. And that's it, I can recall portions but not concepts and more detailed ideas every time. I'm going to take one less class and give it even more time next semester. Thank you for the encouragement.

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