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this is an excellent question because i, too, am wondering how to study? currently i'm a nursing student at bmcc. this coming fall semester would be my last year. every single subject i study it differently. werid i know.
if you're planning to study for a&p. how i view a&p is there's no easy way. everything was based on memory. it all depends on your professor however, there are some review books for a&p. my friend during my a & p class gave me little $4 little skinny a & p and it broke down it easier. i didn't really use it until i'm in my nursing class because it just a summory of the system.
the 1st yr i had a study group and we did all the studying there. now, we study like a few days before the exam. either that, after class if you have time get together a group and share the notes you're missing.
index card is a fast way to memorize. test yourself with that with the cards.
or sometimes i write hand written notes and going over and over with them.
tape the notes on the walls so you can see it whenever.
if it's a picture that you have to memorized such as a lab exam then i suggest have a photo of it and copy it in the copy machine. use write-out on the labels so you can test yourself the part of the anatomy.
never start reading 1st. i would skim the chapters. if there's a summary in the back - read it 1st. look at the headings / sub titles. read. highlight what you think it's important. if you notice you highlight everything - it would be overwhelming when you go back and see you have to read everything. hehee.
and write notes on the book. this is the last one i learned this semester. there is no time to write notes - so i just write everything on my book.
hope this helps...