Over-load!

  1. i have been studying for two exams each with 6 chapters and my head is hurting. i have been doing it in 1 1/2-2 hours intervals and breaking for 30 minutes to an hour since last week.

    i scanned the chapters, read the chapters and underscored the main part of each section and now i am "studying".

    i still have 3 other classes and assignments in each. i did finished one of these.

    how are you studying?
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  2. 23 Comments

  3. by   Mkue
    omg stephany, that is over-load.. ewww.. i think you are doing all the right things !

    all i can say is that i "feel" for you having all those classes.

    my studying consists of mostly reading and reviewing right now, but things will get more difficult in the future with pharm and assessment.

    i'm also learning a lot from reviewing an nclex-cd, getting used to the kinds of questions i will be faced with, learning a lot from that.

    good luck
  4. by   GPatty
    Oh gosh! I am just trying to get back into the groove. I just can't seem to motivate myself into anything! I tried to read some of my Chapter for Adv. Human Phys., but it's just not me! And Soc...well, who actually LIKES that stuff???
    But I know I have to...
    If you come up with any good ideas to keep my mind on track, please....please....let me in on it!
  5. by   allthingsbright
    Wellll....I am working on 3 chapters (100 pages of fun) in human lifespan developement this week-reading, writing out notes and doing study questions.

    I read my entire history assignment sunday at work-we were slow! I need to reread my notes on that and finish the study questions. I'm working on a paper for that class. I also have to finish viewing my biology class and rereading notes on that plus answer study questions.


    Shew, lots of reading and note taking here. I also make up 3x5 cards of all important points and review them constantly.

    Good luck to you! Sounds like you have a full plate,
    Amy
  6. by   studentdeb
    I have been trying to read as I go along, but I have an anatomy test this evening and feel totally not ready. I have my notes here at work with me and keep picking them up and reading them hoping it will sink in. I did my human growth & devel test this past weekend and got a A. I have a test next week in Health Assessment.

    I have a problem though because I can't seem to pick up the other classes until one test is out of the way. I'm worried because I know eventually some are going to run together. How do you study for more than one subject at a time????

    I understand about the headache thing, I seem to have alot of them lately from constantly studying and my neck seems to ache alot now also.

    Well good luck to you and hope we all can make it through in one piece.
  7. by   SusanRN2004
    Originally posted by studentdeb

    I have a problem though because I can't seem to pick up the other classes until one test is out of the way. I'm worried because I know eventually some are going to run together. How do you study for more than one subject at a time????

    Hi Deb, I have the same problem...I want to work on just the "next thing", but I really need to be working on 6 things at the same time....I find myself wanting to avoid the work because I don't know where to begin or what to work on. I hope to develop a routine soon...I need to stay off this computer...I have wasted two hours this morning! Maybe someone will have some advise for us! Take care, we WILL make it! Susan
  8. by   studentdeb
    Susan, I'm glad it's not only me feeling this way. I know I have to work out a schedule also. I am currently still working so that doesn't make it easier. I've applied for a leave of absence to begin next week and they haven't given me an answer yet. Although when I will be home full-time, I have a 4 1/2 and 20 month old. I guess naptime will be my study time and nighttime. I have to stay off the computer as well. My husband is always complaining that is all I do (of course from work, it's a different situation)

    I'm sure will will make it, just have to get organzied. I think I can!! I think I can!!!
  9. by   babynursewannab
    I noticed last semester when the "heat" started coming on for the nursing program that the whole time I just went from one test to the next.

    I got the here-and-there assignments out of the way as fast as possible, but if one class had a test coming up, then the others didn't exist. It was EXTREAMLY difficult when two classes had tests on the same day. Somehow, though, I did fine. I think the key is you learn how to prioritize everything by being thrown in feet first instead of gradually.

    Now, THIS semester with my Assessment, Patho, Fundamentals and History...I've simply thrown my hands up in the air and determined that I will somehow make it. I'm not sure I'll be upright by the end, but I'll get there!

    Hugs all,
    Alyssa
  10. by   Love-A-Nurse
    "I noticed last semester when the "heat" started coming on for the nursing program that the whole time I just went from one test to the next."

    Alyssa, we will have one each week too and this is just for my nursing classes. I have two other classes too. I found out today, we will have another week to study for our Health Assessment exam. Monday, I will have my Fundamentals Lecture exam and Tuesday, I will have a Pharmacology test. This took some of the stress off, however, we started lecture on the second exam!

    Oh, well. I am going to give it all I got and then some!
  11. by   Debbie5
    I guess we are all in the same big boat!! I went as far as making a schedule to block out my two or three hours for each credit hour. So far so good. Someone said it helps if you can study for the same subject at the same time each day. Sometimes that just isn't possible. But do try to study some in each class each day.
  12. by   NurseAngie
    All I can say is I KNOW THE FEELING!





    ~ANGIE
  13. by   dianacs
    Not only is it a matter of finding study time, but also finding time to go to the lab. I have 2 labs-Nursing Skills and Assessment, both of which require lots of video-watching and skills checkoffs. Oh, and so do 79 other people--40 day and 40 night students! This may not sound like a huge number, but my school happened to enroll twice the number of applicants than usual. Normally there are 20 day/20 night. Even the instructors are saying how they've never had a class this big and that next year, they're going to have to structure the courses differently if there's this many students again. Doesn't help us now, though. It sucks when you need to go to lab to watch a video, you drive to campus (thank goodness I only live 15 minutes away--some students live 80-100 miles away) and there are only 3 monitors, one is broken, and the other 2 are in use. Our instructors are saying we'll all have to be flexible. We're trying. It's only been 1 week; maybe things will straighten out, somehow.
  14. by   nrselisa
    I am having a big problem with the lab too. We have more students this year than usual & we all need to be checked off on our skills before clinical starts. It's almost impossible to find an open lab time to just practice. Even our exams have to be taken on our own time. I'm done venting now Thanks!!

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