Microbiology - Summer 09 - page 5

My class starts on June 1st. Its a 10 week long semester and I'm taking it along with A&P II and General Psych. Thought I would start this thread since I know a few others have to be taking it this... Read More

  1. by   phoenixRisin9
    Countdown to my first Micro exam...studied an average of 6hrs/day for 3 days. If I don't get an A.... =) Wish me luck!
  2. by   julwh
    Today was my first day of micro! We are using Totora's 10th edition plus lab. My teacher seems great but she did stress that the class is extremely hard in the summer due to being doubled up! yikes!
    Last edit by julwh on Jun 29, '09
  3. by   Sand_Dollar
    Started on June 1st and I just finished my second unit of 5, so almost half way. I have a 95 and its going just fine. I'm taking it along with AP2 and General Psych. So if I can do it, then you all can too. Don't worry, you will do awesome!!!
  4. by   MsKaz
    I start class tomorrow. We are using the tortora 10th edition book too. How many hours a day is everyone studying? I'm pretty scared about this class. All I can do is do my best though.

    I'm more nervous about the lab. What does lab and lab test/quizzes consist of?
  5. by   MsKaz
    I start class tomorrow. We are using the tortora 10th edition book too. How many hours a day is everyone studying? I'm pretty scared about this class. All I can do is do my best though.

    I'm more nervous about the lab. What does lab and lab test/quizzes consist of?
  6. by   julwh
    I am studying about an hour a day for now - my instructor bases her tests on her powerpoint presentations and anything she covers in class so I am excited about that. For lab we are using Chess Case Studies and our quizzes will be based on specific case assignments.
  7. by   Piglet68
    Tomorrow is my final for Micro. 6 week condensed class. I have really enjoyed it though as we do real stuff in lab. As of today I only need a 57 on the final to get a B but I really want an A. I worried about this class too but I think in the end it was just so interesting that I got into quickly. Good luck
  8. by   lightsnoise
    I study 5-6 hours a day, but it takes me like 3.5 hours to go through the chapter we just went over and like 1.5 hours to review the previous labs and read the intro for the new labs.
  9. by   In2Win
    I just completed a 4 week A & P II class (I got an "A"). I started this 4 week Micro class 5 days later. I have to complete both classes this summer to keep my seat in my BSN program this Fall. The 2nd week just started. I got an "A" on our first test (this past Monday). We have 3 more tests, all of which will occur on a Monday. That's a good thing considering that it gives us the weekend to study. Now, having said all of that, this is a LOT of work to do in 4 weeks. Our regular semester is 16 weeks. I think my 3 kids & my hubby are tired of me being holed up in a room studying for hours EVERYDAY. Heck, "I'M" tired of being holed up in a room studying for hours everyday. Well, back to the books...
  10. by   julwh
    I am in week 3 of my class and love it! I have an A so far and my instructor is great! I am so relieved - it is a LOT of work but the class is interesting so I don't mind.
  11. by   phoenixRisin9
    I know exactly how you feel, In2Win. Thank goodness for my husband because he keeps the kids occupied when he's not working, but they're tired of not seeing me without my face in my book or notecards. Good luck with your class!
  12. by   phoenixRisin9
    Quote from MsKaz
    I start class tomorrow. We are using the tortora 10th edition book too. How many hours a day is everyone studying? I'm pretty scared about this class. All I can do is do my best though.

    I'm more nervous about the lab. What does lab and lab test/quizzes consist of?
    Not sure if you've already had your lab quiz...we are using the same book. I had my 1st lab exam last week, and our professor covered the objectives of each lab. We weren't expected to memorize the results. For example, we were responsible for knowing the different staining techniques and we had to be able to identify and distinguish between gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria.
  13. by   SierraMoon
    All done! I kind of love summer session. It feels great to have knocked this out in eight weeks.

    I never would have guessed it would be so interesting. I can see how valuable this information is going to be in future, too.

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