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What classes are safe to take together( English lit, Chemistry, Statistics)?

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English literature, chemistry, Biology II, and statistics are the last classes needed to complete my associates in biology degree before starting a nursing program. I'm told taking these classes together would be a bad idea, but the longer I put it off I am delaying graduation. So I am thinking I should take two of them now with some other lighter courses to keep a required full schedule and the other two over the summer. The thing is which two is the safest to take together? Also, summer means accelerated. I do not want to risk my Gpa or drag out what was suppose to be a two year program. Especially since I plan on going into a RN program.

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I would avoid taking chemistry and biology II together because of the labs. Take one now and one over the summer. But, since summer is going to be accelerated and the material will be packed into a shorter amount of time, save that for the easier of the two. If you struggle with or need more work on either chem or bio, devote a full-length semester to that and take the easier class accelerated.

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I would also suggest staying away from taking biology and chemistry together. The labs are a lot of work, and it would be easy to mix concepts up in your mind. I took physiology over the summer. It was a lot of work, but doable since it was the only class I was in. Could I have done a second class with it? Yes, but I would not have had a life 🙂 . With that said, it would be temporary, so if you need to do a science with English or Stats (whichever one is your better subject) over the summer, you CAN buckle down and get it done. 

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Biology 2 is the easiest of the 4. It’s the same teacher as bio 1, the labs were virtual, and most of it was online. So, that should go with the class with the most work load and will need the most attention. I’m weak in math and English. I don’t even have a clue what to expect from chemistry other than it’s hard from what I hear. 

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It really all depends on how you learn. Biology and English are heavy on the reading. Chemistry and Stats mean practice practice practice problems. If it were me, I’d take Chemistry and English over a long semester, Bio 2 first summer session and Stats second summer session (or however they’re offered). Good luck! Try to be patient with yourself and your learning.

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alpinegirl specializes in Current EMT-IV & pre-nursing.

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I think of a lot of it depends on your strength in math. Both Chemistry and Stats can be pretty math-heavy. If you struggle with mathematical concepts, I would separate Chemistry and Statistics. I also agree with the above posters saying taking two lab courses at a time can be challenging.

My recommendation would probably be Biology and Statistics in one semester and Chemistry and English Lit in the other.

For the record, I'm sure every college is different, but I found Biology II much easier than Biology I!

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