1. Is studying 6 hours a day on and off abnormal, I find myself reading a&p chapters over n over to grasp, its so much to read,there is no way all of this can be on an exam.This is my first week and we missed 2 classes due to the horrible snowstorm,am I over working my brain,its so much I just want to scream,but absolutely love this nursing school experience.I want this so bad and I not giving up.
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  3. by   patsfan1
    I remember one of my clinical instructors telling me that a brain can't handle more than five hours of studying in one day. So I would try to stick to that with short breaks every hour or so. This worked for me on days I didn't have school or work. Also, have you tried reading and taking notes so the material is in your own words? That seemed to help me as well.
  4. by   indxtc112
    For every hour you study take a 15 minute break to stretch and get some water. I remember my micro professor encouraged us to take breaks often. You cannot retain anything if you don't take care of the brain and body you have.
  5. by   NurseGirl525
    I think that is a lot to study 1 subject in one day. I try to make sure I understand the concepts before leaving class. I ask plenty of questions during class and then review it a couple of times a week. I study extra the couple of days before a test. I must be doing something right, I got an A on my test yesterday!!
  6. by   VAgirl247
    I like to go to the gym and study. I also burn extra calories while I study. So that is a plus Plus it's a stress reliever.
  7. by   Brownbear1
    We all study best in one hour blocks. After one hour take a break go for a walk go out and get a coffee. You need to get away from your study environment and give your mind a rest. If you do something physical it is even better then you are exercising your mind as well as your body. It is working great for me. Good luck in your studies!
  8. by   stuart2994
    i depends if it works for u then keep doing it if not try something else. but like what ppl r saying here most of us study in 1 hr blocks. i myself like to study and read for 30 mins and take 45 mins-1hr breaks lol nursing itself is supposed to be easy and straightforward in my opinion but for some reason instructors always want to complicate things and stress u out.