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nikbar posted on 8/22/2001 9:12:05 PMReply
Getting it

I am about half way through the Anatomy and Physiology course. I am doing the assignments and taking the sample test as I go along. Is there anyone who has taken the test for A&P; and passed that felt like they just were not "getting it".
Only encouraging responses--please.

arthurhrin posted on 9/1/2001 11:11:44 AMReply
RE: Getting it

I got half way through at our local technical college last year and was so far behind that I had to drop out. Will give it another try here, but its tough material. I'm hoping it will be a better environment here. Even if it's not it can't hurt to get more information.

I thing eventually the light bulb will go on and I will "Get It"
Arthur Hrin
Renton, WA

tearni posted on 12/19/2001 11:42:28 PMReply
RE: Getting it

I took this course at a community college and I needed a tutor every step of the way, especially for microbiology -without the tutor? Forget-About-It...

GrannyRN posted on 12/29/2001 2:06:03 AMReply
RE: Getting it

Although I'm new here, I'm an RN. I took A&P; not too long ago at a local college. You need to know that A&P; is hard, but you can do it. It's a lot of memorization; it's a lot of visualization. I used all kinds of weird things to help me remember--for instance, I'd trace the outline of a diagram, cut out the middle and tape it (gently) to the picture, so all the labels were covered, but I could see the picture. Then I'd try to ID all the parts until I had it straight. Physiology? Know it, know it know it; you will need it, you will use it all the time. Use anything you can think of to jog your memory--example: LEFT-sided heart failure results in fluid in the LUNG. RIGHT-sided failure is to the REST of the body. Did I "get it" right away? Heck no--so I watched operations on Discovery Channel and "ER" and videos and used CD-ROMS, hung posters, and taped messages to my forehead til my poor family begged me to stop==and by then, it was over and I had an A. You can do it. Go for it!

suz-e-q posted on 1/11/2002 4:22:39 PMReply
RE: Getting it

I took A&P; at my local technecal center during my practical nursing courses. I failed the first two tests. After that I learned that the best thing was to memorize everything. Then it started to click. I think the best thing that every A&P; student can do is visit a gross anatomy lab if the arrangements can be made to see just what each human part looks like and how it all fits together. After that you can fully understand.

SusanGrear posted on 1/18/2002 10:51:37 PMReply
RE: Getting it

I took the a&p; test a long time ago. Failed the first time -- passed the second. studied hard but didn't seem to study the right things sometimes. just keep studying and when you take the test go with your gut feelings. I found what helped me the most was to put pertinent info on a cassette tape and play it in the car,while doing house work and even reading a book. it seeped in. tho' I'll tell you I sometimes got sleepy listening to myself talk all the time.

Kristi Bramlett posted on 1/26/2002 8:57:10 PMReply
RE: Getting it

Hey I am also taking the rn classes here online and I had already taken A&P; in college so I know where you are coming from about how it is hard. I also had a really hard time but found that it really helped me if I try to relate things to stuff I would remember. You might think you are crazy by the end of it by the things you are relating it to to get you to remember it but hey if it works stick to it. If you need any help with anything feel free to send me some email at kristib@carolina.rr.com.

Bye take care,

eliroberts posted on 1/28/2002 11:52:22 PMReply
RE: Getting it

Hi Kristi,
I just dropped my A & P 2 class today at the local community college. I made an "A" in A&P1; last semester, but part 2 is a doozy. I wanted to get info on these tests online, and how you can get lab credit added to your transcript. A & P is a 8 hour credit course. They only give you 6 hours. What program and test did you use and take?

Thank you