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I'm taking summer quarter off but have A&P I in the Fall should I be preparing in some way or studying anything in particular. Maybe a website or making flashcards? Any suggestions are welcome. Or should I just relax and enjoy summer off.

Hello again tbird,

I hope you are doing well.

I would suggest getting some anatomy and physiology coloring books. You can get them from Amazon or any bookstore (I think.) I had some that I did throughout the semester and a little before the semester started. It's enough that you have a head start, but not so much that you may get confused. Make sure you ask your professor if you can record the lecture when class starts. Mark the date on your notes so you know which recording goes with what.

Good luck.

Quizlet is a good resource, especially vocabulary from lecture; it's free and it has helped me a lot for my microbiology lab.

However, depending on how your lab is structured, you might not want to use quizlet. For example, Quizlet is not very helpful for learning/studying shapes of bones and muscles - the stuff that are more "hands on."

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Quizlet is a good resource, especially vocabulary from lecture; it's free and it has helped me a lot for my microbiology lab.

However, depending on how your lab is structured, you might not want to use quizlet. For example, Quizlet is not very helpful for learning/studying shapes of bones and muscles - the stuff that are more "hands on."

Absolutely agree. I recommend Quizlet to anyone trying to learn terms for A&P and Micro. Actually I was able to use it for Anatomy as well because there is an option to put pictures in the flashcards, so it did help me learn my bones and muscles.

Thank you all for your suggestions. I will endeavor to incorporate all of them into my studying.

Hello again tbird,

I hope you are doing well.

I would suggest getting some anatomy and physiology coloring books. You can get them from Amazon or any bookstore (I think.) I had some that I did throughout the semester and a little before the semester started. It's enough that you have a head start, but not so much that you may get confused. Make sure you ask your professor if you can record the lecture when class starts. Mark the date on your notes so you know which recording goes with what.

Good luck.

I am okay, but I might need more surgery this summer. I will get me some anatomy and physiology coloring books and definitely record the lectures when class starts. Thank you for the suggestions.

I am okay, but I might need more surgery this summer. I will get me some anatomy and physiology coloring books and definitely record the lectures when class starts. Thank you for the suggestions.

Try to take it a bit easy. Don't overdo yourself. My thoughts are with you.

Try to memorize Models of Skull, muscles, compact bone in that order

Photo Gallery of Anatomy Models

Bones, Start with skull first Crimando's Skeleton Tutorials

Muscles. Need to know primary Insertion, Origin, Action. http://www.colorado.edu/intphys/iphy3415/Muscles_OIA_LaurieBoriskie.pdf

Epithelial tissue. Need to know what it looks like under microscope, shape, function, location. Before skull.

Epithelia

Practice lab practical. Skip measurement & diffusion?. Anatomy and Physiology

Probably start with body terminology, regions, then tissues, then skull, then more bones and muscles.

This is many, many weeks worth of stuff, pace yourself.

Record lecture. Bring power points to lecture & draw on it. Take notes during lecture. Speed read lecture pages before class. Take textbook notes after class in own words on material covered. Keep it short. Understand concepts before details.

I'm taking summer quarter off but have A&P I in the Fall should I be preparing in some way or studying anything in particular. Maybe a website or making flashcards? Any suggestions are welcome. Or should I just relax and enjoy summer off.

Go on Khan Academy and look up their human biology videos. I would say do about two-three videos a week depending on how well prepared you want to be for the upcoming semester. It was a valuable source of learning for me. Also +1 on buying a coloring book, that's what I did. Don't worry too much about flashcards, you can do that during your semester.

Good luck, I made out with an A-

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A lot of great suggestions above, but I'd like to also suggest looking through some Crash Course videos! If needed look at some of the Chemistry and Biology playlists first to brush up on some terminology, then watch the

! I did very well in A&P I/II and am using these videos to keep the information fresh on my brain!

Thank everybody, this is wonderful information. I can really start to prepare for A&P I now.

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