Questions about studying???????

  1. I was toying with the idea of reading my notes into a tape recorder and then listening to them in the car on the way to work, school, etc. Just wondering if anyone had ever tried this, and if so did it help you, or did you feel it was a waste of time?

    Any comments or suggestions about this idea are greatly welcomed.
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   MMN
    I actually have a friend of mine who did this last semester and swears by it! So I am going to try it this semester with nursing 1. She said as much as she was in the car or cleaning her house she always had A&P notes blarring..Olympus makes a great recorder that has great clarity.
  4. by   marilynmom
    I think that would be a great idea!

    M
  5. by   LauraF, RN
    I didn't read my notes into the recorder, but I taped my lectures. None of the instructors had any problems with it. So we would car pool, and listen to lecture on the way to and from clinicals. I would also listen to them going to and from work or whereever. I got straight A's in my nursing classes. Didn't work out so well in Micro, only got a C, in it but did the same thing. Could be I'm more cut out to be a nurse then a microbiologist.:chuckle
  6. by   RN NascarFan
    I tried taping instructors, but the quality wasn't too good.
    But, I DID read my notes into the tape recorder and it helped a lot!
    I will continue doing this throughout the rest of my classes, as it made a big difference in my ability to remember important things.
    While reading my notes, I would pause long enough so I could answer, then I would continue. It gave me a good study tool to and from class, and during the breaks I had at school.
    Good luck
  7. by   Jen2
    Great Idea Nascarfan! I will try that. Thanks everyone for your comments
  8. by   lehua
    I recorded every anatomy lecture and it helped. I would keep the tapes in the car and listen to lecture complementing the chapter I would study at home. It helped that I sat in the front so the recordings were really clear. The only recommendation I have is to get a recorder that pauses so you can stop the tape when students ask questions pertaining to everything but the lecture material.
  9. by   fnimat1
    That sounds like a great idea!!!

    Fatima
  10. by   chiefswife
    Jen,

    Find out what kind of a learner you are first. If you are an "audio" learner, then this will probably work out for you. If you are like me, a visual/tactil learner, this may not work for you. Ask your instructor(s) if they have a test to find out what kind of learner you are and then modify your study habits to that type of learning.
  11. by   TKD momma
    My study group would make study cards with all the material needed from lectures, notes, books, etc...then we would make read these into the computer and make a disc (CD) with all the information. All of us would listen to it at different times that worked for us and we would all listen to it at night when we were falling asleep. Listening to them at night helped cement it for most of us. We would listen to them the night before a test and when we got up in the morning we would not look at any of the information or talk about anything that we were going to be tested on. This really helped to not confuse us the morning of tests!! We found if we discussed things right before taking a test, some of us would get confused and second guess ourselves.
    Hope these ideas help. They worked for us.

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