Quote from ErikaMarie
Does anyone have any study tips? I skated through HS without ever studying. College has been difficult for me, especially in my science pre-reqs. I barely made it through A&P 1&2 & I had to take Micro twice, still barely passing. I had a hard time studying an concentrating. I know I have to make this count when I start nursing school next month & I'm scared to death. I have a couple people already who I can study with so I feel ahead of the game in that respect. What are the best study methods you use? Thanks in advance!
I am in the same boat as you, seeing as how I start nursing school as well next month. As far as what I do to study, it's really simple. Number 1, I make sure to be in class. I take notes too, so whatever goes on the board goes in my notes. My AP professor has made no qualms about telling us that anything that is on the board is guaranteed to be on the test. I also have a study group. Personally, I think the study group has made the biggest difference. Chances are if you don't understand something, one of your study group friends might and that has proven true for me.
I have devised a strategy for nursing school, since I won't have my study group anymore
(but I hope to find a new one).
1: Read the assigned chapters before coming to class.
2: Pay attention to the objectives and highlight material in the reading that relates to the objectives that we are supposed to be learning.
3: Make notecards for knowledge based materials (like lab value ranges and things like that)
4: Record the lecture (if they let me) to listen to later.
5: Make sure that I don't get behind on any assignments, like papers, care plans or case studies, which can cause undue stress.
6: Ask questions when applicable, and if I need to try to go see the professor during office hours if I don't understand something.
7: Since I am a mom with 3 kids, Make sure I spend a little quality time with my kids each day.
I know this is a list of what I plan on doing, but hopefully it gives you some ideas you can apply to your own study time. Good Luck!!!!