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Three Sciences in one quarter

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by nytp, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. nytp

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    I am freshman right now finishing with General Chem and Calculus. Next year, in first quarter I am taking Genetics, physics, Organic chem, writing course and second quarter I am taking mammalian physiology, physics, Organic chem and writing course. Has anyone done this before?
     
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    possible but hard
     
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    Totally possible! = ] You'll be fine.
     
  6. bluesTank

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    3 sciences sounds like a pretty easy semester to me...
    just finishing genetics, quant analysis, p chem w/ lab, and an upper lvl bio this semester. Coming up next sem. is biochem, analytical chem w/lab, inorganic chem w/ lab, and chem seminar.

    Although since you are a freshman, if you haven't adjusted yet it may be somewhat difficult.
     
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    It can be done successfully, just make sure you know what you're doing.
     
  8. BigRedPremed

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    Any science major will have taken 3-4 sciences per semester.
     
  9. j-weezy

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    3 sciences in a semester is pretty light but 3 in a quarter? Sounds like it could be pretty intense, especially with all that orgo in one quarter. But then again, I'm not well versed in the whole quarter system.
     
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    I'm taking 6 classes of upper-level biology and biochemistry this semester and doing research and so far, i predict a 4.0. But this is because I'd rather study bio than write an essay. I hate subjective grading and I think that I've gotten a B like everytime I took a writing course (and like at least 4 of them are required in my school).
     
  11. schooltill30

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    No matter how good at science you are, you simply need to to have the time to devote. If you have extracuricular activities/responsibilties, you probably just won't have the time to do well in 3 sciences. Figure out how you're going to partition the time before you register.
     
  12. Disinence2

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    Don't do it! Take 12 units and get drunk every other night! Enjoy your first semester freshman year, then get serious
     

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