Today, I did my respiratory dissection on the fetal pig. I took some pictures and I will post them soon. Found the trachea and esophagus and counted the lobes of the lungs. I was disappointed with my 16 out of 20 on the quiz again...it is so frustrating to work so hard at it and then miss some anyway. For the semester in Anatomy, I can miss 100 points and still get an A. So far to date, I have missed 12 points. My midterm is in a couple weeks...man, I hope I do well. I just have one more chapter to read - the digestive system - before the test on the 20th.
I am taking 2 other classes right now that are full of busy work. I write papers and discussion boards on various topics. This past week, I had to write a paper about language as a bridge or as a barrier in the movie The Terminal. Then, I had to write a discussion about the Code of Ethics for Nursing. Last week, I also had to research urinalysis drug testing and why and am pro/con and write a mock memo to the Factory Manager at a faux company about my recommendations. None of it is really hard, but it is time consuming. Neither of those classes are looked at for admissions to the nursing program, but they are required to graduate, so I have to pass. Passing to me, though, means getting an A. I have trouble just doing the minimum to get by and end up spending more time then probably necessary...time I should be spending on Anatomy that does count for admissions.