AP1 help - muscles

  1. Hi~

    I am almost done with AP1 and I have a B-B+ as of right now. I am having a quiz in lab on Tuesday on the muscles. We have to know the location and function of 80 muscles. Does anybody have any studying all of this? Any hints on memorization?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Tracy
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Achoo!
    Hey, another Tracy!

    The only way I got any of that was with flash cards. Nothing else worked for me.
  4. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from nursetracy
    Hi~

    I am almost done with AP1 and I have a B-B+ as of right now. I am having a quiz in lab on Tuesday on the muscles. We have to know the location and function of 80 muscles. Does anybody have any studying all of this? Any hints on memorization?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Tracy
    Well here's a website that quizzes you:

    http://www.gen.umn.edu/faculty_staff...omy/wa_muscle/

    Now, I don't know if you have cadavars or not, my Anatomy used cadavars, so the best way for me to study was to just go in during open lab hours and learn them by going over and over and over them...

    I also have a really good atlas with photographs, not just drawings. It helped me a lot too.

    HTH!
  5. by   truern
    start studying EARLY and OFTEN...

    i found i couldn't cram for a&p...i had to study a little every day.

    i made up little sayings to help me remember muscles...like "very rare steak leaves me gaseous" for the muscles across the thigh.



    good luck on your test
  6. by   youknowho
    Another flash card lover here!! I kept them with me always and pulled them out even for a min. every chanse I had. Picking up the kids, at a stop light, anywhere. I also grouped them by region so I had like 6-7 cards for facial/head muscles and 3-4 for arm muscles, etc. That way I learned them from top to bottom in smaller groups. It was easier for me that way.
  7. by   Kabin
    Definitely use word associations to memorize large amounts of information. The more peculiar the better for memory formation. The trick is to reduce the information into smaller bits of memorable data and then somehow associate it. The association is done a funny story.

    Memorizing muscles around the forearm:
    Brachioradialis, Extens. Carpi Radialis Longus, Extensor Carpi Radialis Brevis, Extensor Digitorium, Extensor Carpi Ulnaris, Flexor Carpi Ulnaris.

    Break it down to smaller bits of information:
    BR, ECRL, ECRB, ED, ECU, FCU

    Associate the data with a cute/dumb story:
    Brian did Elevated Curls in an Elevated Crib, got a Dr of Education working on an ECU while attending Florida Central University.

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