i feel your pain. A&P was so hard for me at first. Heres a few tips
1. QUIZLET.com I am not a big person for study groups because I work ALOT. There was a group of us [4 people] who would each pick a chapter from the book that we were on, or if it was a big chapter split it between two people and make flashcards and quizzes on quizlet.com ALSO we would outline the chapter. ITS MUCH EASIER IF YOU HAVE AN EXAM OF CHAPTERS 12,13,14,&15 to split between a few people then to do it all yourself. IT worked wonders for my grades because we would have the outlines, flashcards and practice quizzes from quizlet. THEY ALSO HAVE AN APP FOR IPHONES AND ANDROIDS =]
2. USE websites to find mnemonics or find different ways to think of things. A very basic example is learning the parts of a cell and comparing them. IE - The nucleus is the "control center" of the cell. comparisons ALWAYS helped me.
3. FLASHCARDS; FLASHCARDS; FLASHCARDS! THERE YOUR BEST FRIEND IN ANY NURSING PROGRAM
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4. Read the chapter in SECTIONS. Dont try to sit for 3 hours and read the chapter and comphrend it. it DOESNT work for 90% of us.;; what i would do is read thru the whole chapter quickly BEFORE class, not focusing TOO much on comprehension. Then i would go to class and take notes from the power point and what my teacher said THEN go home and do my outlines and quizlet.
AFTER AWHILE I GOT THE HANG OF IT. It isnt easy, and its ALOT of reading and writing.
bEST OF LUCK TO YOU! i worked 7 days a week during my first quarter of LPN school and i PASSED!
YOU WILL TOO