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anatomy and spelling

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by Halaljello, Dec 13, 2001.

  1. Halaljello

    Halaljello Hot Oil 10+ Year Member

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    i took an anatomy class in undergrad a couple years ago and during our lab exams, our prof wasnt too harsh on spelling mistakes. If we werent waayyyy off the correct spelling he'd give us full credit. since a lot of the muscles veins and stuff have very complex names, i was wondering how do med school anatomy classes penalize for incorrect spelling?

    thanks
     
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  3. Yosh

    Yosh Livin' in the WINDY CITY 10+ Year Member

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    At COMP...as long as it is recognizable....they give us credit...but after studying like crazy....you inadvetantly learn the correct spelling..such a side bonus...it helps out in SCRABBLE.....
     
  4. Amra

    Amra A Quiet Voice of Reason 10+ Year Member

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    Yosh-

    I never thought of the perks for scrabble.. I hope it does help cuz my Aunt wh00ps my a$$ every holiday...

    ...I wonder if there is a trivial pursuit for med students.....?

    -A

    P.S. You east-coasting it yet?
     
  5. Yosh

    Yosh Livin' in the WINDY CITY 10+ Year Member

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    Amara,

    I am heading to NYC on Weds...after my last exam...MICRO...

    I passed Biochem...as you recall...I was stressing about test #2 when you were visiting...I am done....with a PASSING grade!!
     
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    Boomer Supreme Sooner Member 15+ Year Member

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    In a house
     
  7. SimulD

    SimulD Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Boomer, that made me smile ...

    Our anatomy prof said when asked about spelling on the exams:

    "Only if you spell bicep T-R-I-C-E-P"

    As long as it's recognizable ... and they actually read the answers, and give you 1/2 or even full credit if it is an 'also' right answer.

    Simul
     
  8. cpw

    cpw It's a boy !!! Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    not in my anatomy lab.. if it's spelled wrong it's not the right answer.. therefore no credit is given. Not good for the girl who wrote "Frenic Nerve".. ;)
     
  9. melancholy

    melancholy 1K Member 10+ Year Member

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    Yosh- I could've sworn I heard Professor Younoszai (one of our anatomy profs) mention spelling counted. They haven't counted off for it yet?
     

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