ADD Study Strategies! Go! (Or any super study strategies that are beneficial)

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    More specifically how do you remember the huge amount of information we are required to remember?

    When I study I literally read powerpoints out-loud over & over and OVER again, just so I can remember the information. I always understand the reasoning behind 95% of the information - memory is my problem though.

    And are you an auditory/visual/writer/etc learner?

    Any study tips you have are VERY appreciated!
    Thank you all soon to be nurses
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    Use the power point only to help you with what to focus on in your TEXT BOOK.
    You'll remember when you solidly understand concepts.

    Although- I came here hoping someone would post something, cause I have to drag myself through these volumes of reading.
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    Gosh... I don't know. I have to take an Allnurses.com study break every twenty minutes..
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    I can't read the text book. I will fall asleep. I use other books. I love my Patho made easy book, it makes more sense to me. Depending on what class it is I use books for that as well (Med surge success, Straight A's in peds and OB, stuff like that)
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    I was kicking around the idea of doing nursing tutoring online, and I ran across this site Your Nursing Tutor Between that and the "Med surg success, etc" books - there is nothing I would say that isn't already out there. So I decided against it.
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    Quote from zsnurs
    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

    Flash cards.

    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.
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    Quote from vintagemother
    I do not Spend a lot of time on the random worksheets the teacher makes us do. I just get them done for points.
    Wait, what? You get points for those random assignments? I am reading this thread for some study tips because I have trouble focusing sometimes, now I just feel cheated!! If only I could convince the instructors at my college to give us points....


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