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Stat, Nutrition, and Microbiology Lab. Doable?


I am taking just three classes in this semester. Fortunately I already took microbiology lecture last semester. This time I am just taking a lab.

Anyone can tell me is this doable?

I have all A's in my pre-requities so far. But I have no idea about Stat.

Can anyone tell me also what Stat is like?

Thank you!

Anything is doable so long as you put your mind to it. :) Math and biology sucks when you put it together in one semester, but I'm currently working on a semester with 2 maths, a biology lecture and lab and a chemistry class, and I'm staying afloat decently easy. My advice is to keep a planner and keep your days planned down to the hour if you can, especially if you work. My hourly planner is a life saver.

As far as statistics goes, it's a lot less math than you think. Statistics has a lot to do with how you word your answers and the vocabulary you use. If you're better at English and writing, I've noticed that you generally do better in statistics than you would in let's say a college algebra class or something like that. Its very wordy, and you can do a lot of the work on your calculator or excel through programs. I found it to be pretty easy.

I think it is possible to get through them like the above poster said with determination. Nutrition doesn't seem too bad. Stats is just a lot of math problems you must practice. You'll find yourself immersed in math vocab, probability, probability theory, and a whole lot of equations that you could pick from to answer the question. When you get towards the end of the stats course it's important to use the right equation, and read the problem description very thoroughly since it could change your final answer, your picture that depicts your final answer. Oh drawing pics will help you in stats, you shall see what I mean :bookworm::cat: also for stats, try to be a little ahead of schedule on your studying and reading and do your homework consistently. It would stink to do so many math problems and try to understand them at the last moment before your math exam. If you did your homework in time like you should be doing you will not feel stressed out when exam time comes. In my class, some students don't bother doing optional homework till last minute(near exam date). Your ti83 is your BFF for doing some type of calculations. although you may have to go dig through self searching when it comes to using the calc to calculate area between A and B. so math will take up some chunk of your study time and study daily.I thought stats wasn't too bad, If you put in your true efforts and work hard studying there is no doubt you will do great.

depending on how you schedule your semester your time for studying for exams for the next day should be taken into account. You could spend a few hours in lab doing stuff. I wouldn't expect to leave micro lab too early.

Good luck on your upcoming semester. :laugh:

pmabraham, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care. Has 3 years experience.

Good day, bearbearkim:

Yes, doable. This past spring, I took A&P2 with lab, Microbiology with lab, Nutritional Science, and life cycle development. I'm 51; if I can do it, you can do it.

Thank you.

That was actually my exact courseload for last semester, plus an online medical terminology course. It was a lot of work, but I pulled all As.

May I ask what is the lab class like in spring I have to take a lot of lab classes because I already did lecture for A&P

pmabraham, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care. Has 3 years experience.

Good day, Future ScorpioRN:

I'm sure it varies per school, but fall and spring should be very similar in most schools as they are full semesters compared to a shortened summer semester.

Thank you.