I NEED HELP!!! With the Skeletal System..

  1. Hello I'm tammy and a spn. We have started the skeletal system and it has just thrown me for a loop.. having trouble with the work sheet's that she has given us and the A&P book we have doesn't have alot in it.. Does anyone know of any web sites that might help or any suggestions... I work on it for 5-6 hr's a night and just not getting it.... Thank's ahead of time
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  3. by   MRed94
    Check the link titled, "A & P links"

    That will help a lot, I think.

    Marla
  4. by   angelina28
    I checked out those websites yesterday and they didn't help me out at all... But thank's for the suggestion.. Will talk to everyone later...

    Tammy
  5. by   StudentSandra
    have you tried a google search.

    www.google.com
  6. by   marieoct62
    I have used the website Martindales health science nursing here is the web site if you would like to try it. It has some wonderful pictures and some interactive learning. Hope it helps you!http://www.meddean.luc.edu/lumen/med...natomy/GA.html
  7. by   stevie b
    HOLES ANATOMY WEBSITE IS

    WWW.MHHE.COM/SHIER
    THIS IS THE STUDY SITE FOR MY TEXT,AND IS REALLY A BIG HELP. GOOD LUCK WITH 'DEM BONES!
  8. by   colleen10
    Hi Tammy,

    Are you having trouble remembering the names of the bones and how they connect and where they are located?

    If so here is my advice.............
    I took a Human anatomy class years ago and the only way I got through the Skelatol System and Muscular System was by using a work book that had diagrams of the body and bones. For example. One page would be a picture of the head and all the cranial bones would have lines pointing to them identifying them by name. I would then color in / color code each of the bones with different colored highlighters or colored pensicl so that they were easier to id. It really helped me.

    I would check Amazon or something to see if you can find a work book like this.

    Good luck,
    Colleen
  9. by   StudentSandra
    originally posted by colleen10
    hi tammy,

    are you having trouble remembering the names of the bones and how they connect and where they are located?

    if so here is my advice.............
    i took a human anatomy class years ago and the only way i got through the skelatol system and muscular system was by using a work book that had diagrams of the body and bones. for example. one page would be a picture of the head and all the cranial bones would have lines pointing to them identifying them by name. i would then color in / color code each of the bones with different colored highlighters or colored pensicl so that they were easier to id. it really helped me.

    i would check amazon or something to see if you can find a work book like this.

    good luck,
    colleen
    i can't believe i forgot to mention "the anatomy coloring book"

    the isbn # is 0-06-455016-8 you can use this book with just about anything in a&p
  10. by   angelina28
    I have page's out of a anatamoy coloring book.. that she gave us and I have 2 work book's and 2 book's to use to help.. Plus when we finish each section I do a study guide to help.. Yesterday I took a quiz and got a 64 on it. In the course I'm taking I have to have a 80. I know the material but when I see it on paper I'm confusing were they go.. Like yesterday it was on joint's.. I got the wrist joint's wrong and ankle joint's. I put the axis and altas under the wrong joint's,,, I spent 2 hr's the night before and then another 4-5 hr's that morning studying... Went to teacher after class and asked her what she thought I was doing wrong and she told me she had no clue... Am I studying to much and makeing more out of it than I should?? Or am I reading more into to it than I should... I gues what I'm trying to say am I makeing harder for myself than it really is...if you can understand that...Thank's for all the help and will keep you posted.. Now I had to draw a long bone with everything in it and label it and I got a 100 on that.. Thank's for all the advice guy's...
  11. by   colleen10
    Hi Angelina,

    I'm sorry you're still having so much trouble.

    When I first began Anatomy I really didn't think I would be able to handle it. The first quiz I did really really bad on. But I ended up with an A in part due to a study group I formed with 3 other classmates. I have never been part of a study group and it really worked wonders with me. We would study on our own and then weekly we would meet and quiz each other with flash cards, ask each other about things we didn't understand, etc. We would give each other ideas on how to remember things. Sometimes it's just helpful to hear someone else explain everything in their own words and for you to verbally explain to someone else. Kind of like the saying that the best way to learn Poetry is to read it out loud.

    I'm sure you must be getting frustrated at this point. What usually works for me is to Take 5 when I just can't get something or go back to it at another time when I'm more calmed down.

    If I were you I would probably start from scratch and try memorizing areas of the body that only have a few bones associated with them. Don't start with the hands or feet. Too many metatarsals! Learn the easy ones first and once you have mastered them then move on to more complex areas.

    Also, is part of your problem that you can find everything in your coloring book but when you get to the exam the diagram they show is different than the one in your book? It may be a good idea to try to find other diagrams of the same skelatol areas and practice identifying them. That way you can be sure that you KNOW which bones are which and are not just MEMORIZING where they are because you've been staring at your coloring book for hours. That happened to me a lot.

    Good luck and please don't get too upset over this. Just try to stay calm.

    Take care and let us know if you need anything else.
  12. by   StudentSandra
    http://www.bio.psu.edu/faculty/strau...l/skeletal.htm

    this is a link to a site that has pictures of real bones, where you can quiz yourself. i agree, maybe you are making it into more than it is. maybe take a day off from studying & then go back.

    fingers & toes crossed for you.
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  14. by   annies
    Have you tried touching your bones while you are studying? I always put them in an order that makes sense to me (shoulder to fingers/ hip to toes), follow the bones down my arm and repeat it as many times as I have to until I remember it. You could also try it with a study partner or a small skeleton that you can buy at the science store at most malls.

    When I learned the joints, I made them from sculpey clay and played with them until I learned names, actions, etc.

    Do you know how you learn - visual, auditory or kinesthetic? I have been labeled a kinesthetic learner. I have to have my hands on it to learn it completely. My best friend is a visual learner, she does great with diagrams. Good Luck, it will get easier.

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