NCLEX question? READ THIS! - page 8

by RNsRWe 24,383 Views | 86 Comments

Hi, Newbies, and Welcome to AN! Since the forum is clogging up with a bazillion threads all asking the same questions, maybe we can streamline this. If your question is here....Yay! If not....post away Don't freak out.... Read More


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    Does not matter how many times you move it to the top.....the madness will continue...and yes, I too am guilty of it

    One thing I want to add....might not be the right place to put this...but I figure this thread will be viewed often is: READ every....single.....word....in the question and every....single.....word....in....each.....answer. One word can change the entire meaning of the question and/or answer.
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    Quote from PennyS
    Does not matter how many times you move it to the top.....the madness will continue...and yes, I too am guilty of it

    One thing I want to add....might not be the right place to put this...but I figure this thread will be viewed often is: READ every....single.....word....in the question and every....single.....word....in....each.....answer. One word can change the entire meaning of the question and/or answer.
    Exactly. SO MANY of the mistakes people make can be attributed to not reading properly. Reading comprehension, that thing we all were supposed to master by fourth grade, is more of a lost art than I thought. But time spent reading through threads has taught me that people respond inappropriately because they didn't correctly read the post they are referencing. Or they get upset with someone's answer because...you guessed it....they didn't read with comprehension of what was there.

    And nothing pounds that concept home more than the NCLEX! Skimming has no place in that exam, to be sure!
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    My mantra is, "Understand WHY." There's no point at all to memorizing data bits if you can't think your way out of a damp paper bag. Ask yourself "Why do we care?" about every single fact, and it will all fall into place, in testing and at work.
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    I tell students not to start going "but what if..." because the minute they start going "but what if..." they are reading too much into the question.
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    Hi everyone! I'm new to this site and am very relieved to have found this 2 weeks before I sit in for the NCLEX.

    Today, I feel like I had officially reached the infamous "NCLEX burnout." I have been studying for the NCLEX since May 19, I read the Saunders book religiously every single day, finished the whole book (cover to cover) after about 3 weeks. After that, I proceeded with Kaplan on demand review, answering an average of 120+ questions per day, 5 days a week and going over every single rationale regardless if I got it wrong or not. I'm 2 weeks away from my test date and I just feel sooooo tired. This morning, I couldn't even concentrate on any of the questions I was answering. Is it wise to take a day off tomorrow from studying? On average, I study for about 5-6 hours a day. Helpppp!
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    Quote from jcue
    Hi everyone! I'm new to this site and am very relieved to have found this 2 weeks before I sit in for the NCLEX.
    You're welcome

    Quote from jcue
    ....I'm 2 weeks away from my test date and I just feel sooooo tired. This morning, I couldn't even concentrate on any of the questions I was answering. Is it wise to take a day off tomorrow from studying? On average, I study for about 5-6 hours a day. Helpppp!
    Based on what you're saying here, I think it's very UNwise to NOT take a day off at this point. Burnout helps you not one bit. A tired mind doesn't absorb well, and often misunderstands. If you're just exhausted from studying, PLEASE take the day off.

    You might very well find that the day after that you are having the "aHA!" moments instead of muddying through, still not getting the rationales.

    Breathe
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    BUMP!
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    Quote from GrnTea
    BUMP!
    thanks

    It's that time of year when this oughta be stuck at the top!
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    Still that time of year...
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    This is an excellent article. Thanks for putting this together! Hopefully people can stop freaking out now. :-)
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