Here's a list of what I did to get through A & P:
- I definitely used flash cards. They are excellent tools; especially
for learning the muscles and bones (as someone has already
- I drew diagrams and pictures that I could visualize in my head
when it came to taking my exams. This is good for those who
are visual learners such as me.
- I used color pencils and different colored highlighters to highlight
or color important information or pictures. For example, I used
orange highlighter to highlight very very important stuff that
I KNEW would be on the exam. This color really stood out for me
and grabbed my attention. I used my blue colored pencil to color
veins or underline key information that had anything to do with
veins. I used my red colored pencil to color arteries or underline
key information that had anything to do with arteries...etc...
- I also underlined all information that I thought was important in
my textbook. When I would go back to read it a second time, I
would ONLY read the underlined stuff and nothing else.
- Having a study group helps tremendously. Everyone has some-
thing different to bring to the table. I usually formed a group
with my lab partner and the students I shared a table with.
Study groups can be fun and the other students understand
the stress you're going through. Sometimes we would spend
a few minutes venting to one another. This really helped to
decrease our stress level.
I hope this helps you. I know you can do it. If I can manage to get through A & P, you can too. I wasn't always a good studyer
either. You're going to make it.