second fundamentals exam: another A!

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    I am beyond happy! We had our second exam in Nursing Fundamentals this week and I got an A! I earned an A on the first exam as well so I am feeling G-O-O-D!
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    Yeah!!! I would be excited too!!! I was wondering since you are doing so well in fundamentals do you have any advice on how you got A's on your tests? Just wondering...
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    Yeah!!! I would be excited too!!! I was wondering since you are doing so well in fundamentals do you have any advice on how you got A's on your tests? Just wondering...
    I study study study study study....and then study some more! LOL We get objectives for each unit of study and we also get powerpoints for each lecture/lab so that really helps. After each class, I read/skim whichever chapters are required reading, highlighting in the book(s) the points covered in class. Students who are further ahead than I am have forwarded several files with their notes so I go through those notes with the powerpoints and my notes from class to make sure I have everything I need to study in one set of handouts per unit. I've also typed up some of my own notes. I use different colored highlighters throughout my notes: objectives are yellow, main heading under each objective will be another color, etc. At this point, I've: heard the lecture, read the powerpoints, read the text book(s), and reviewed all of my notes. That gives me a a pretty good understanding of the material. As the exam gets closer, I always answer the practice questions in the back of each chapter. The websites for the textbooks are really helpful, too. I also have a question bank for each chapter for my fundamentals book so I can practice pages and pages of test questions. I review my notes every day. It is a lot of studying but I'd rather do that that be like several of my classmates who are already teetering on the brink of failing the class. Hope that helps!
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    ....Students who are further ahead than I am have forwarded several files with their notes so I go through those notes with ....
    I know that some students at my school have this from previous students. I don't think it's fair!

    Did they also send you the test review sheets and what they remember was on the test?
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    Quote from RunnerRN2b2014
    I study study study study study....and then study some more! LOL We get objectives for each unit of study and we also get powerpoints for each lecture/lab so that really helps. After each class, I read/skim whichever chapters are required reading, highlighting in the book(s) the points covered in class. Students who are further ahead than I am have forwarded several files with their notes so I go through those notes with the powerpoints and my notes from class to make sure I have everything I need to study in one set of handouts per unit. I've also typed up some of my own notes. I use different colored highlighters throughout my notes: objectives are yellow, main heading under each objective will be another color, etc. At this point, I've: heard the lecture, read the powerpoints, read the text book(s), and reviewed all of my notes. That gives me a a pretty good understanding of the material. As the exam gets closer, I always answer the practice questions in the back of each chapter. The websites for the textbooks are really helpful, too. I also have a question bank for each chapter for my fundamentals book so I can practice pages and pages of test questions. I review my notes every day. It is a lot of studying but I'd rather do that that be like several of my classmates who are already teetering on the brink of failing the class. Hope that helps!
    Thank you... and I agree with you, I would rather spend the time to be prepared over not being as prepared and being on the brink of failing. Seems to me like the trend is as long as you are a dedicated student and put in the time to study the material then you can succeed in nursing school.
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    We could sign up for a mentor if we wanted one and it's mostly the mentors who are sending us the notes. I share the ones I get with whomever asks. Everybody is getting notes from somebody and most of the ones floating around are the same. We don't have test review sheets but we do get an exam case study/study sheet from the instructors.
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    I started with 70s...I had to talk to my professor.. Then ended with high 90s in Fundamentals. I was ecstatic with a 96 after a failed test.I love that feeling of accomplishment when hard work pays off!

    Nice job
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