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I am attending Capital Community College on a part-time basis located in Hartford. I was attending Tunxis Community College in Farmington ,but I decided to transfer to Capital because it was closer to my home. My plans are to get my Associates Degree from Capital and transfer to a four year college to get my BSN.
I was wondering of anyone can help me I am going to be taking Anatomy & physiology 1 this semester. Is there anyone out there who can tell me what' s the best way to study for this class I need a minimum of a c+ for the course
I thank you for your time withh this matter.
With a class like Anatomy you have to be careful not to overwhelm yourself with information and get bogged down by trying to read every single sentence in the textbook. I just took both 1 and 2 during this past summer and the key was to strictly study the class notes and what your teacher mentions or hands out in class. Some students brought in tape recorders and taped the lectures which I think would help since you can passively listen in your car while driving and learn bits and pieces just by osmosis.
Usually A&P teachers realize that there is a lot of info to cover so they talk in class only about the points that will most likely be on the test. Ask your teacher if it's a good strategy to focus your studying on mainly her lecture notes.
Another trick that worked wonders for me is making up your own questions and corresponding answers to quiz yourself from the class notes. Create your own matching out the list of terms at the end of the chapters and fill in the blanks. You would be surprised at how much you learn just by creating these questions.
One important thing to do with the lab practical that you'll most likely have in A&P is to start looking up and memorizing the body parts (veins, bones, etc.) early...like right when you get the sheet of terms. More and more A&P teachers are moving away from animal dissections these days (too much work/messiness/destruction of slides) and towards simply giving you pictures and asking you to memorize things...which is good because it makes is easier for you. Go down the list of lab practical terms that you'll be given and see if you can identify where they are in the body and quiz yourself at least three times a day every day until the test...and then go over it again minutes before the test. Look anything up if you don't know where it is and before you know it you've got it memorized! I've seen so many people do really badly on lab practicals because they waited until the night before to try to memorize all the terms and locations. Memorization is more about repetition and time more than anything else, so start really early and you'll pretty much get 100% correct.