July 29, 2011

Week 2 :)

Hello Peeps:

This week I had my first three exams, one in each class.
I had note cards for everything that we had covered, and I studied like mad!  I am very proud to say that I got 100% on every single exam!!  This just cements the idea that all I have to do is apply myself, do the note cards and the studying, and it really will pay off :)

A lot of what we did this week was notes, so I've been spending time making note cards.  We had Animal Care Duty this week as well, and I was told we worked great together and our ACD advisor was "very impressed."  We also practiced injections on stuffed animals yesterday, which was fun!  It was even more fun to find out that later in the quarter, our class will responsible for giving all of the vaccinations for the animals we have each week!

I have three more exams next week (it looks like that will be the norm since this quarter is shorter than the others), so I am off to make more note cards.  If you ever can't find me, start digging through the piles of them that I have! :P

July 20, 2011

Puss 'n' Boots

Hello Readers :)

These last two days I've realized how much work this quarter is really going to be.  Physiology II, Anatomy, and Pharmacology are going to kick my butt if I don't stay on top of them!  So, yesterday I went out and bought 1100 note cards and two note card carriers.  I plan on making note cards from every lecture the afternoon after class. That way I'll be reviewing the information once already, and will be able to review it more throughout the week!

Today in Anatomy we finished a lecture and then busted out our Cat Cadavers.  Remember me posting about them a little bit my first quarter?  Well this quarter they are all ours.  We got new Cadavers, and each group is assigned one.  When they come, they have the fur and everything on them!  Heather and I named ours Puss n Boots, because once we get done skinning him, he will be "wearing boots."  Oh yes, did I mention we get to skin them?  I've never skinned an animal in my life, and Heather hadn't either, so it was pretty interesting getting started.  We didn't have time to finish skinning out little boy Boots, but we will finish later this week.  We'll have the same Cadaver all quarter, and we will use him to learn all sorts of anatomical parts by dissecting him piece by piece!

That's all I have for today, I've got two exams on Monday so I need to get started finishing my note cards for both of them.  Will write later! :)

Our kitty doesn't look quite like this one ;)

July 18, 2011

Back to School :)

Hey all, I'm back! :)

Today was my first day back to school after a three week break.  I really enjoy having just a few weeks off because it makes going back to school a little easier.

This quarter I have three classes, all with the same instructor, all in the same classroom, with basically all the same people.  It should be interesting, but I like most of the people, so it should be okay :)

We started off Anatomy today doing some introduction stuff, and in Physiology II we re-took the final from last quarter just to see how much we remembered.  I believe I got about 90% on it...even after not looking at the material for three weeks!  Not bad at all!

Finally, the school has what they call a weekly in-stall-ment, which is basically a newsletter they put in the bathroom stalls every week with reminders, upcoming events, etc.  They also post a "photo of the week," and this week some VT girls and I are featured! The photo was taken during Student Appreciation last quarter.

Tomorrow I only have Pharmacology, and it runs from 8am-10:40am.  I plan on staying every Tuesday and Thursday until at least 11 with some of the girls just reviewing what we learned in our three classes to help for the tests and to get the information down easier.

I will write more later this week!