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More specifically how do you remember the huge amount of information we are required to remember?
Any study tips you have are VERY appreciated!
Thank you all soon to be nurses
I feel like I have ADD though I'm not officially diagnosed.
I use active forms of learning. For example:
handwriting or typing the definitions and key terms and ideas.
SELECTIVELY highlighting the text.
Rewriting the main ideas from the text.
i do try to read the text
To cure boredom, I've read while walking on a treadmill.
i will make study dates and talk over rack key idea/ term. I will explain complex concepts to my kids-- in easy terms.
i will turn the text idea into a simple picture.
I color code my notes.
I bought books on developing a better memory and can now create pictures in my mind better.
I google mnemonics to use.
I do not:
I do not Do problems at end of the chapter that aren't assigned.
I do not Spend a lot of time on the random worksheets the teacher makes us do. I just get them done for points.
I do not Spend a lot of time on the diagrams in the book while I am reading.
I review those at a different time.
I do not print the power points. I do follow along in class and turn the power points ideas and teachers lecture into my own words.
When I was taking my prereqs, I used these methods systematically to get As. Since starting nursing school, I mix it up, doing whatever works and I feel like doing. So far, i still have straight As.