Is taking A&P1 and Gen Chem 1 at the same time too much?

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If this is one of those deals where you get 3-4 credits per class in the 4-week session, it will be a really, really busy schedule. I took only general chem over the summer on this schedule, and it was a pretty full class load. If you're in a situation where you have to get good grades on these classes I would recommend you only take one of them.
 

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Half of SDN will say that's no problem. The other half will say they did that while working 60 hours a week and added physics to it. Reality is that it is a heavy schedule, and in 4 weeks there's no way to really master that material. Your professors will either be cutting corners like hell or they teach the class in such a way where they expect you to have at least 4 hours a day to study. Either way, I would advice against it.
 

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Kind of what i was thinking... Yeah its 4cr per class summer type deal.... They said it has been done, but when would i study. Thanks for the input all, i have no chem background yet, and my algebra is weak so thats my biggest concern.
I took chem after 12 years from my last algebra class. The first 3 or so weeks were a pain. I don't know how you'll pull off doing the entire course in 4 weeks, but good luck!
 
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Half of SDN will say that's no problem. The other half will say they did that while working 60 hours a week and added physics to it. Reality is that it is a heavy schedule, and in 4 weeks there's no way to really master that material. Your professors will either be cutting corners like hell or they teach the class in such a way where they expect you to have at least 4 hours a day to study. Either way, I would advice against it.
This, oh god this.
 

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Half of SDN will say that's no problem. The other half will say they did that while working 60 hours a week and added physics to it. Reality is that it is a heavy schedule, and in 4 weeks there's no way to really master that material. Your professors will either be cutting corners like hell or they teach the class in such a way where they expect you to have at least 4 hours a day to study. Either way, I would advice against it.
I agree.

I did A&P 1, Gen chem 1, and Orgo 1 together while working 40 hours per week, but this was over the course of a normal semester plus gen chem/orgo were both retakes so I had some idea of what was going on.

A&P1 in 4 weeks would be absolutely insane. There is quite a bit of information. We spend ~2 weeks alone on muscle insertion, origin, innervation, and action.
 

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Also A&P is very interesting and worthwhile so you might end up wanting to spend more time on it than necessary to get an A.
 

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I took A&P 1 in six weeks (4 credits) by itself and it was quick and dirty. I enjoyed it but I studied 4-5 hrs a day on top of 4 hour lecture or lab five days/week. I was also volunteering 10 hrs/week. I was able to keep my weekends mostly free for fun.

Don't ruin your summer. Take one or the other. Gen Chem is more valuable for the MCAT although there A&P will also help you. My advice is to wait on the gen chem, unless you want to take Gen Chem 1 and 2 over the summer, so you can do organic chemistry in the fall.
 

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How exactly are people taking Gen Chem 1 and orgo 1 simultaneously? I'm fairly certain you need the info from Gen Chem 1 and 2 to be even moderately successful at orgo.
 

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How exactly are people taking Gen Chem 1 and orgo 1 simultaneously? I'm fairly certain you need the info from Gen Chem 1 and 2 to be even moderately successful at orgo.
Usually they are retaking Gen Chem 1 or they are crazy.
 
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How exactly are people taking Gen Chem 1 and orgo 1 simultaneously? I'm fairly certain you need the info from Gen Chem 1 and 2 to be even moderately successful at orgo.
Id say you somewhat need gen chem 1 for orgo, but not two. And actually. I had a fantastic high school teacher, and If i were coming straight from high school, I would have still done ok in orgo 1. I've found they are not very related... I skipped gen chem 2 because I couldnt find an open course, so i am in orgo 1. I like it much better.