here are some websites you should read over with good advice on how to study for college students. something you need to understand is that you generally do not learn something on the first read through, especially the kind of stuff you are going to be learning in nursing school. it is best to read it in another source (such as on the internet or another book) and to discuss it at every possible opportunity with other people. this helps to cement the information in to the little gray cells. use these student forums for help and clarification of concepts. there are a number of old-timers, like myself, who hang out on our free time who love helping students learn these things. why? because we went through it and had our ups and downs with it too. for the duration of your schooling you will most likely be eating and sleeping nursing. have fun!
- strategies for success, an online primer and tutorial on how to study for students from the alamo community college. this is a pretty extensive resource with links on the right side of the page to click into the following subjects: learning styles, note taking, memory techniques, time management, overcoming procrastination, sq3r (a method for getting the most out of reading your textbooks), study tips, critical thinking, preparing for tests, and oral presentations. also, take a look at the faq's (frequently asked questions).
- this is a study skill checklist for you to go through and inventory your study habits from virginia polytechnic institute and state university. at the bottom of the form is the link to "study skills self-help information" which is all kinds of information to help you with areas you were weak on in the checklist. if you want to bypass the checklist and just go into the information section, go to this link http://www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/stdyhlp.html
- study skills for the nursing student from daytona beach community college nursing department with some good advice.
- test taking skills also from daytona beach community college nursing department. a couple of sample questions and how to chose the correct answer for these application type questions.