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  1. Oh yeah! I’ll try that too. I remember in chemistry when he was teaching hybrid orbitals and I just didn’t understand, then I watched a 2 minute video on YouTube and understood it completely ? Ill try that too.
  2. I Believe you are right, that they average them all together. It also depends on the school itself. A couple of them do their own averages and take the grade replacement, while others (the majority) don’t (I think). Im actively trying to get them up to Bs so I could have something to better work with in future semesters and raising/keeping my GPA. I really have a firm understanding of what’s being taught (in biology, genetics/Chemistry combustion, redox, precipitation reactions) so I should do pretty well on the tests. The chemistry final is standardized, last semester I got an 89 on the final, so I were to think I’ll be ok on this one as well. In biology lab, I’m losing points on the quizzes. When I don’t understand a topic, I go to his office hours...but he’s not all that helpful, so now my lab partner helps me, but with some things she doesn’t explain very clearly (or right...) We have one more quiz set and then a final. I’m at an 86 in the Bio Lab class, so it’s definitely possible and I believe I can do it. Im in a tough spot but I’ll pull myself out of it...and stay out of it.
  3. I am currently a Freshman, finishing up my second semester.
  4. I realize that. I've only recently gotten them under control, I'm at a C because of a rough beginning, I was at an F in the beginning. I have a 75 in biology and depending on how well I do on the upcoming test and final, I could very well have a B. Same with chemistry. However, maybe I'll just consider a different profession instead...or at least have a plan B. Thanks!
  5. Hello! If you cant tell, I'm pretty new here to this website. Anyway, I recently discovered the PA profession and after shadowing several PAs (and looking into it more online), I have a very strong interest in the profession. I am a 1st year undergrad Biology major with a Minor in psychology. My first semester was a rocky start. I was recently diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder and ADD and have had to learn to manage it by myself, because I'm away from home, along with handling 17 credit hours of work and figuring out how college worked in general. During my first semester, I ended up with a D- in the lecture portion of general chemistry I and a B- in the lab. I also received a D+ in statistics. I ended up with a GPA of 2.2 for the semester because of these low grades, the rest of my classes were a C+ (history), several Bs-B+(philosophy, classical studies), and an A (Choir). This semester (my second semester) I am retaking both classes. General Chemistry I lecture is looking like it will be a C and statistics a B/B+. I am also taking the first half of the General Biology sequence this semester and for Lecture its looking like a C and Lab a B. These grades are a huge step up for me compared to last semester and the beginning of this semester, but I worry that I won't have a chance of getting into a PA school? Maybe it's just my anxiety, but I wanted to ask and see what someone else thinks, other than my pre-health track adviser, who basically just told me to give up and that I wouldn't be cut out for it, although I think that I can because I have a good handle on my anxiety and ADD, I figured out study habits that work for me,and I use my academic resources like tutoring, office hours, and weekly meetings with an academic success advisor. Thanks!
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