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- Aug 16, '06 by FNPhopefulWhat is mind or concept mapping???????
- Aug 16, '06 by HM2VikingRNLook up Tony Buzan for an introduction to Mind Mapping. I can' really describe it without visuals.
- Aug 17, '06 by hlfpntI found keeping my notes in order by date & subject in a large 3 ring binder with tabs to be helpful. I kept a calendar color coded with assignment due dates, exams, & clinicals so I knew what was coming up at a glance. Keeping a routine study time in a familiar place is also very helpful.
- Aug 17, '06 by mrscurtwkids4Most of the instructors at my college use powerpoints for their lectures. They place them online for them to be available for us to print out. After my first semester, I realized how significant the amount of paper and ink is. So I ended up investing in a laptop computer. I can just download all of the presentations to my laptop and go. I keep everything very organized in separate files for what is covered on the first exam...etc. Then I just generally keep a spiral notebook for jotting down info from time to time, a pocket folder with some loose paper in it. Then the pocket folders they require for our clinical paperwork. Plus I use the calendar on my laptop to keep track of due dates for assignments, when exams are, class schedule, etc. Even the syllabus for each class is available online so I don't get that wear and tear of looking at it too often
- Aug 17, '06 by nrstob08like hlfpnt, i too file my notes according to the date, with the my most recent notes at the top and the previous days at the bottom, i found that this really helped me stay organised
I also have a 3" file for each of my classes and keep all my class notes, note cards and any other information under the appropriate file divider. File divikders help keep me so organised, i can find whatever i need asap. I aslo keep a printout of the month with all the assignment due dates and test dates highlighted so i can get a quick glance at what i need to be working on even if its only due during the last week of the month.
- Aug 17, '06 by FNPhopefulLooooooooove the clear binder pockets, I put my syllabus and important papers in them to be protected and so I can see them. So nifty. Im discovering office supplies this semester!
- Aug 17, '06 by marilynmomFor those experienced nursing students do you use just one huge 3 ring binder with all classes together or do you have seperate 3 ring binders for each class?
- Aug 17, '06 by hlfpntPersonally, I preferred the one huge 3 ring binder. Lol I felt I had enough books to carry without adding to it! :wink2:
- Aug 17, '06 by OnTheRoadI decided to stay with the system I know from prereq's since it familiar... with some variations. I got a binder for each class. I like the clear views so I can put schedules inside. I have one folder for each class also for handouts and assignments I do not intend to hole punch. I have post it page markers for tabbing things I know I need to study more because my skull is too thick, and I use them in both binder and text. I keep all important dates on my PDA as well as written copy and check them off as I go.
Since I now have a bazillion texts as well as medical supplies and my normal "must have every day" items I decided to keep more than one bag. I have a small essential supplies bag for pencil case, ibuprofen, stapler, paperclips etc... which I can transfer from bag to bag. I have a seperate tote for items I will need for labs (like BP cuff and steth, and the practice medical supplies we had to buy to use at home and in our resource lab). Books are in different bags according to my class schedule for the days. I decided to use all these multiple bags because last semester I tried to just switch out books for the days I would use them and all the time found myself forgetting a book or folder I needed.
I am looking forward to adapting my system as I go, seeing as how I am sure it will require the purchase of more office supplies LOL!
- Aug 18, '06 by maliatQuote from marilynmomI have one binder for each class. I find it much easier to keep things separate and I'm sure if I didn't I would quickly lose papers. I do use the large binders. I have found so far that I accumulate more than enough to fill a binder for one class. I do not use clear binders. I bought one once, and found that even though it was a nice place to put my syllabus, I kept on taking it out, so the front pocket got funny looking. I instead use those clear plastic holders.For those experienced nursing students do you use just one huge 3 ring binder with all classes together or do you have seperate 3 ring binders for each class?