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I made and labeled my own skeleton. There is also a web-site, Learn em' bones? Or lumen? I'm sure someone knows the site I am talking about and will post the link, or look under the sticky post concerning helpful web-sites.
A nice lab manual/anatomy coloring book helped me immensely!!!!!!!!
I colored in the various bones with different colored color pencils. It sounds sort of childish but it really helped break everything down for me. ie. when your looking at a black and white drawing of the skull, they all kind blend together but if you color code them, ie. Occipital, Frontal, Temporal, it makes it easier to locate them and seperate them from one another.
Also, check out the stickied website in this student section. A lot of them are to really good A&P sites.
Another thing that may help is to try to memorize 5-10 a day depending on how much time you have before your exam. Also, quizing yourself when ever you have a spare moment will help to. I used to quiz myself in the shower, still do.
Sometimes touching the bone on your own body and saying the name out loud makes it easier to remember too.
You guys are awesome! Thanks for the tips. I just bought a coloring book last Saturday, but haven't really had time to look at it yet. I'm taking chemistry (yuck yuck yuck) now and will be starting anatomy in the summer. I also thought I'd make my boyfriend learn them with me so he can help quiz me on them. I thought about getting a skeleton, but the cheaper ones (<$50) aren't very detailed.
When you all talk about the sticky post, what exactly is that???
We just had out exam on that last week...our teacher combined both bones and muscle!! But thank goodness I got an A. :hatparty: The ony tip I can give you is that photocopy your lab book that will come your text book. This has pictures of the bones and then try labeling them. You have to photocopy them multiple times so you can practice a lot. The key is practice! Hope this helps!
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Sticky - the top of the page has "threads" that always remain at the top.
flashcards really helped me. I copied the various diagrams in my book that showed where to bone was and cut it out and taped it to one side of an index card and then I would write the name of the bone on the other side. It was a little more work in the beginning but it really did help me.