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So I finally started my pre-reqs course at my local college and  found out that all the courses don't have assignments and just a bunch of tests and an exam. Its the same for every course like chemistry,biology and math. Is there anyone here who took pre-health science at a college in Ontario? How did you guys prepared and study for the tests and exams?

 

 

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Hi Scuffed,

I've done the Pre-Health Sciences Program a while back at Fanshawe, in London. This was before they decided to make it into two different programs (i.e pathway to advanced diplomas vs. diploma's). I primarily decided to take it so that I could upgrade my High school marks and overall average, and have post-secondary credits, making it a bit easier to get into Nursing Programs. Have you ever taken any general science courses before? Chemistry? Biology? Physics? Math? If so, a lot of the material will be review and most likely have been taught to you before. However, and from what I can remember, the workload can get VERY HEAVY. Everything will seem to be consecutive in terms of exams and tests. It may be challenging but it shouldn't be hard, nor should you be struggling.  

My best advice for you would be

1) Learn your study habits and what works best for you.
2) Become VERY organized. Use an Agenda, calendar and make DAILY to do lists for studying.  Be Productive, and be an active learner.
3) Stay on top of ALL your readings and homework. They pile up fast. 
4) If you don't understand a concept, do not wait for "Later". Email your teacher,  Ask your friends, watch youtube videos and do what you can to understand it to the best of your abilities. If something is really not making any sense whatsoever, make an appointment with your teacher. They can easily figure out what you may be missing. 
5) Make a GOOD group of friends who you can study well with. The closest friends I've made in my whole life, were my friends from Pre-health.  (We used to call it Pre-hell haha and they've all gotten into their Nursing Programs/ Health Care Programs/ Degree programs of their choice)
6) Always find some time to Make time for yourself, but do not slack off. This is not a Program to slack off in (and Neither will nursing be lol)

Best of luck! If you have any more questions, don't be afraid to ask!
 

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2 hours ago, sunshine205 said:

Hi Scuffed,

I've done the Pre-Health Sciences Program a while back at Fanshawe, in London. This was before they decided to make it into two different programs (i.e pathway to advanced diplomas vs. diploma's). I primarily decided to take it so that I could upgrade my High school marks and overall average, and have post-secondary credits, making it a bit easier to get into Nursing Programs. Have you ever taken any general science courses before? Chemistry? Biology? Physics? Math? If so, a lot of the material will be review and most likely have been taught to you before. However, and from what I can remember, the workload can get VERY HEAVY. Everything will seem to be consecutive in terms of exams and tests. It may be challenging but it shouldn't be hard, nor should you be struggling.  

My best advice for you would be

1) Learn your study habits and what works best for you.
2) Become VERY organized. Use an Agenda, calendar and make DAILY to do lists for studying.  Be Productive, and be an active learner.
3) Stay on top of ALL your readings and homework. They pile up fast. 
4) If you don't understand a concept, do not wait for "Later". Email your teacher,  Ask your friends, watch youtube videos and do what you can to understand it to the best of your abilities. If something is really not making any sense whatsoever, make an appointment with your teacher. They can easily figure out what you may be missing. 
5) Make a GOOD group of friends who you can study well with. The closest friends I've made in my whole life, were my friends from Pre-health.  (We used to call it Pre-hell haha and they've all gotten into their Nursing Programs/ Health Care Programs/ Degree programs of their choice)
6) Always find some time to Make time for yourself, but do not slack off. This is not a Program to slack off in (and Neither will nursing be lol)

Best of luck! If you have any more questions, don't be afraid to ask!
 

Hello Sunshine205,

Thank you so much for your advice!

I started pre-health 2 weeks ago and your right, its a very content heavy program lol. The college environment is definitely alot different than high school thats forsure. I feel like most instructor expect student to know certain for information or get left behind. Some of my instructors work off the textbook and some will just do presentation slides like my Chem and bio instructor. I had to get a voice recorder just to keep up with the slides haha.

I have 2 assignments due this week on top of a quiz. I might die before the end of first semester 😂

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No Problem at all. I guess that's another thing I forgot to mention 😂 Every teacher will teach differently. Some you may like better than others haha, but in the end, what works best for you when it comes to learning is what you should do. I've known a few to bring voice recorders for lectures as well because sometimes you'll cover x3 the amount of information and there's just no way you'll be able to remember everything they say, but be mindful of the college policies for that. What you'll begin to notice as the semester goes on, especially in second semester is how everything will end up "tying together". What you learn in Chemistry will tie in with what you'll be learning in Biology and will also apply to topics in anatomy, physiology and physics. It'll all make little connections eventually. 

It's definitely a challenging program, but I think you can do it!

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