Yay me.

Jun. 5th, 2009 02:19 am
mellicious: pink manicure (brain leaking)
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Wow, I just took my test (the endocrine & nervous system one) and much to my surprise, I made a 100. I was really not feeling at all sure about it - and I did double-check a couple of answers on the endocrine end. I felt much more confident about the nervous system stuff. Although it would help if they would quit including words and abbreviations in the tests that aren't in the book - or in the medical dictionary, in some cases. (One was "NIDDM" - which I decided meant non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. The term is in the book somewhere but that abbreviation isn't. Or in Stedman's, either.)

The endocrine system is hard. And I'm already starting to dread the final.

One chapter to go.

Added: I just added up how many terms were in the multiple panes of the vocabulary spreadsheet I've been keeping this whole time: a staggering 3700+. No wonder I'm tearing my hair out. Which would be trichotillomania, if you really want to know.

(The icon came from a fanfiction community, I think, but it seems pretty darn appropriate.)

Date: 2009-06-05 09:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anjea.livejournal.com
3700+? Yikes!

Date: 2009-06-06 02:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mellificent.livejournal.com
About 300 just in the nervous system chapter alone. All those psychoses and things!

Date: 2009-06-09 01:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mmancuso.livejournal.com
So inspiring!!!! Go you. How are you organizing the information in excel? Inquiring minds have wanted to use it for that, but didn't set anything up. If'n you don't want to clog this entry up, you could email me.

Date: 2009-06-09 05:24 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mellificent.livejournal.com
Oh, nothing fancy with the Excel - I just separated out prefixes and suffixes and stuff into separate tabs. My Excel skills are really pretty basic, even after hanging around an accounting office for close to 15 years. I have a column for the word, one for the definition, and then etymology (when I know it) and notes. I could've done it in Word, I guess, but it seems like Excel handles tables better and faster.


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