I am a first year nursing student. I am 56 years old and decided to get a new career. At this point, I am struggling with all the reading and it seems that the comprehension has gone out the window. I seem to be panicking!! Any words of widom?
Last edit by Simba1 on Sep 4, '06
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Skim the readings before the lecture so you're prepared (for quizzes, questions and just for understanding) - jot down ?s that you come across either during lecture or the reading so you can get clarification - don't freak out - even the younger students (I'm 30 and one of the older ones) panic... but it'll all come together. Try not to get overwhelmed with the readings, though - but do try to keep up. Good luck!
Sep 4, '06
Hang in there! I am a first-year student too, older than you are! I learned in the prereqs that an older brain works just as well as a younger one. True, it takes me a little longer to understand some things than it used to, but if you just keep going and "keep your eye on the prize", you will do fine. Plus, you can learn a lot from some of those youngsters! They are always willing to help. Good luck!
Sep 4, '06
For me, the amount of reading they expected was just undoable. What worked for me was to look at the syllabus and find that specific info, highlight it and read that info FIRST. Then, as time permitted, or I specifically needed more info, I went back to pick up the rest. Good luck.
Sep 5, '06
Oooooooooooooh, thanks...I appreciate the post AND the suggestions....we have our first test on Friday over what seems like 2,000 pages and there is no way I can get through all of this reading (without snoozing) AND get ready for the two checkoffs I have this week, with my sanity!!