Random Saunder? totally confused need help!!!!!

  1. ok I have the Saunders Comp review for nclex -rn (not sure what edition)
    And am doing quesiton on the cd. But how do I know how many questions I have done or how many I haven't? The format is totally wierd.

    It gives me these choices...:

    #1 quiz, 10 random questions without rational till you finish the quiz
    #2 Study. also 10 random quesitons with rationals.
    #3 test 100 random questions without rational till you finish
    #4 Save test (to come back to)

    P.s. every option except for the later will only let me select one area of topic. Example: endocrine.


    So.........................how do I know how much I have done and how many questions I haven't answered if it is only a random thing?

    Confused beyond belief....AmyD in Ohio
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  2. 17 Comments

  3. by   suzanne4
    They will give you ten questions at a time, go thru those, then review each and every rationale that came with the answers, both for the incorrect, as well as correct choices. Doesn't matter if you select random or a specific topic.
  4. by   AmyD_RN
    Quote from suzanne4
    They will give you ten questions at a time, go thru those, then review each and every rationale that came with the answers, both for the incorrect, as well as correct choices. Doesn't matter if you select random or a specific topic.

    So how do I know how many I have left to do?

    AmyD
  5. by   suzanne4
    The object is not how many that you have left, but that you fully understand what you are reading and answering, and the rationale behind the answers. You want to only do 100 questions per day, no more, or it puts your brain in over-saturation mode and you will not retain anything that you are trying to learn.

    Everything will be explained to you in the program that will be sent to you. Right now it sounds like you need a few days off before starting over again.
  6. by   AmyD_RN
    do you know what a good score on saunders and lippincott both are? right now I am around 68% on lippincott and not sure yet on saunders cause I have been in study mode.
  7. by   ManyRN2B
    I had the Saunders Q&A CD and I could click on every topic and then click study and it would bring up a test bank of 3,000+ questions. I would do my 100 questions and be done. It bookmarked where I left off and I could pick up where I left off the next day. Does yours not give you an option to bookmark or click every topic? I wouldn't focus on a specific body system, I would focus on safe and effective, physiological etc...Those are the area's I would check mark.

    I hope I helped a little.

    I never used the CD for lippincott because I thought the CD was too easy. I used the questions from the book and they are all different. I would photocopy each exam and take them. I would do one page, then check my answers, go to the next page, check my answers etc.etc... Then I could easily jot notes right next to the questions that I had trouble with. I kept a folder of all the exams I took. I have a photo copier at home so it was easy for me to do. I just didn't want to write in my book. If you want to write in your book, then don't make copies. When I did do the exams on lippincott CD's I would score high 80's. This is why I say they were easy because the books exams, I would score 50-60's and as I got closer to my exam, I got to high 60's to low 70's.

    I liked lippincott bettter. I thought the rationales were more thorough and explained why each answer choice wasn't right or wrong. I know on Saunders sometimes it will say, Answer 1 was a better choice. etc. Lippincott doesn't do that. After taking the NCLEX exam, I thought lippincotts questions prepared me well, especially for those topics you don't see very often. I also thought they were similar to the NCLEX in that I could always narrow it down to 2 really good answer choices.

    Good luck on studying!! Like Suzanne said, take a days break. I would sometimes if one day I stunk it up!

    Tiffany
    Last edit by ManyRN2B on Sep 22, '05
  8. by   AmyD_RN
    Quote from ManyRN2B
    I had the Saunders Q&A CD and I could click on every topic and then click study and it would bring up a test bank of 3,000+ questions. I would do my 100 questions and be done. It bookmarked where I left off and I could pick up where I left off the next day. Does yours not give you an option to bookmark or click every topic? I wouldn't focus on a specific body system, I would focus on safe and effective, physiological etc...Those are the area's I would check mark.

    I hope I helped a little.

    I never used the CD for lippincott because I thought the CD was too easy. I used the questions from the book and they are all different. I would photocopy each exam and take them. I would do one page, then check my answers, go to the next page, check my answers etc.etc... Then I could easily jot notes right next to the questions that I had trouble with. I kept a folder of all the exams I took. I have a photo copier at home so it was easy for me to do. I just didn't want to write in my book. If you want to write in your book, then don't make copies. When I did do the exams on lippincott CD's I would score high 80's. This is why I say they were easy because the books exams, I would score 50-60's and as I got closer to my exam, I got to high 60's to low 70's.

    I liked lippincott bettter. I thought the rationales were more thorough and explained why each answer choice wasn't right or wrong. I know on Saunders sometimes it will say, Answer 1 was a better choice. etc. Lippincott doesn't do that. After taking the NCLEX exam, I thought lippincotts questions prepared me well, especially for those topics you don't see very often. I also thought they were similar to the NCLEX in that I could always narrow it down to 2 really good answer choices.

    Good luck on studying!! Like Suzanne said, take a days break. I would sometimes if one day I stunk it up!

    Tiffany
    That IS weird my cd doens't let me do that. It is from the library maybe it is an older one? It does give some alternate questions though. Can you tellm e what exactly you clicked on?
  9. by   suzanne4
    What edition is it?

    I highly recommend that you pick up your own copy, as you will ned it for at least six week, plus there are notes that you will probably make in the book.
  10. by   AmyD_RN
    Quote from suzanne4
    What edition is it?

    I highly recommend that you pick up your own copy, as you will ned it for at least six week, plus there are notes that you will probably make in the book.
    Where do I look for the edition? I can't find anything anywhere.
  11. by   suzanne4
    Borders carries it, or any of the book stores like that. It can also be ordered on Amazon.com, etc.

    I went ahead and sent my program to you today........let me know if you received it.
  12. by   AmyD_RN
    Quote from suzanne4
    Borders carries it, or any of the book stores like that. It can also be ordered on Amazon.com, etc.

    I went ahead and sent my program to you today........let me know if you received it.
    no I mean how do I find out what edition I already have the library said I can keep it for 2 months if I want
  13. by   AmyD_RN
    I got your program just unsure where to start on it? any guidance?
  14. by   suzanne4
    The green was the second edition, for the Comprehensive Review. It should state right on the cover what the edition of the book is.

    Do you have the CD only, or the book as well?

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