Quote from epg712003
This is my first semester in the ADN Program. I have been studying everyday.
Everytime I get a test back it is usually around the 70's 75,72, and 76.
Is there any thing that I can do to improve my grades. I am studying a beginning nursing book on test for success. Does it take a while to learn to thnk critically? I have been to the instructors several times. She states to keep studying. I have always made a's and B's. I just feel that I have chose the wrong major. Does it get any better? Should I just quit the program?
IMHO, your instructors sound lazy by just telling you to "keep studying". Obviously, you need to improve, or change the way you are studying for these exams.
One way to improve on the critical thinking exams [yes, it takes time d/t no other exams you've taken previously are similar] is don't try to memorize the material. Rather, learn the course objectives
as if you were able to explain such to a classmate. BTW, have you discussed your difficulty on these exams with some of your more successful classmates? If not, maybe one of your classmates can shed light on what makes them more successful on these exams.
Good luck & waaaaay too soon to quit, IMHO.