Hi. I am in med surg 2. We just had our first exam and I failed it. I studied for the exam, and I studied HARD; however I didn't do well. I took med surg 1 last semester, and passed the class with a minimum C grade. I need to do better in med surg 2 and failing the 1st
exam isn't doing me any good.
My studying habits:
Most of the exam question is nearly from the powerpoints showed in class. I paid attention in class and wrote down notes the professor said. I understand most topics after studying and after reading the textbook. However, to remember the information is a HUGE problem for me. I don't have great memorization skills. For example, I can sorta explain a topic if I have the notes in front of me, but if I don't I probably can't explain it clearly. Any hints/tips anyone?? Also, I am studying with my classmate, but it's not really helping.
During the exam, there are questions that I can answer correctly in which I know that they are correct.
The questions I am answering wrong could be a question that wasn't covered in the powerpoint. There are questions where im not choosing "the best answer" or "what is the first priority".
As I am taking the test, I also know that there are some topics I lacked in studying. I know my memorization skills aren't good at all; and most of the time I'm merely recognizing information rather than memorizing and sometimes understanding it.
I know for sure, one of my problems is running out of time. We are given approximately a minute to answer each multiple choice questions.
Can anyone help me out on this? I will talk to the professor and discuss questions in which I got wrong; but she hasn't been helpful in giving me any advice so far. Thank you in advance!