I am a Nursing I student and it is in the middle of the semester and I am still lost at where my professor makes her tests from. Alot of my classmates record the lectures and only focus on what the professor says on the powerpoints and will read the book in depth if they dont understand what she went over in class. But for me, I read word for word everything in the book regardless if it stuck in my head or not because I feel like there is no way only what is on the powerpoint is the only thing she will test us on. I feel like I will miss something if I dont read the book. I recently bought a voice recorder for the lectures to write things down that I missed. I am not doing too well in this class either. Passing is a 70. I got a 76 on the first exam and a 60 on the second one. I am on the brink of either passing or failing so my grade can go either way. I just cant seem to grasp what exactly to study, I should already know what to focus on if we are already reviewing for the 3rd exam!
What do you guys focus on when you study? Do you go to the book for everything or focus on JUST what the professor says and hit those key points in the book? I feel like there is no way the professors can go over everything they want so if i dont review the book I feel like ill miss alot of other information and we are responsible for the reading assigned so if they only go over certain things, we are still responsible for knowing other things she didnt go over as well. WHAT SHOULD I DO!? help!! I go for tutoring that they have on campus but it hasnt worked!