yes/no..notetaking while review nclex questions

  1. I found that I am spending a lot of time writing notes on all the questions I get wrong. This has taken a lot of study time up. Many of my friends keep telling me to just review the test and repeat them. Repetition is the key to these questions. I am afraid that I am wasting time copy information while I can be answering questions. I am trying to know everything.

    Help me get my studying back on course. I take the test dec.22nd
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  3. by   augigi
    I reread the subject matter I got wrong, write brief notes, then do a few more chapters and go back to retake the one I got wrong. That way I figure I'll know if I retained anything or just remembered the correct answer as written (having a break between reviewing and retaking).

    The thing you're probably getting advice about is that it's rarely a deficiency in subject matter that causes mistakes, but ignorance about the rationales and test strategy. The more questions you do, the better you get at picking up these patterns.
  4. by   huladancer
    I did take some notes when I studied for the NCLEX, but for the most part I just did many, many, many practice tests. Make notes if you come across something you really don't understand or never heard. Also, if you get many questions wrong from a specific category (ex. cardiac, peds, etc) then you should go probably go back and study that subject before you take another practice test. Anyways, that's what I did. Best of luck to you.
  5. by   GracieLVN
    Quote from trekjudy
    I found that I am spending a lot of time writing notes on all the questions I get wrong. This has taken a lot of study time up. Many of my friends keep telling me to just review the test and repeat them. Repetition is the key to these questions. I am afraid that I am wasting time copy information while I can be answering questions. I am trying to know everything.

    Help me get my studying back on course. I take the test dec.22nd
    If you review the tests and repeat them, eventually you will memorize the q
    &a's (i sure did). Taking notes especially on the questions that you get wrong help a lot. like you said "repetition is key" and what better way to learn the wrong answers than through note taking? I think your study habits are great and that you should keep it up. Don't forget to read all the rationales whether you get the questions right or wrong. I think as long as you're keeping to your study Rx or study guide as scheduled.. you'll be fine took my NCLEX the day before thanksgiving, no results yet but i studied as you did and i'm feelin okay about it. Wish you the best!
  6. by   RNKay31
    I agree with the above poster, take notes especially on the ones you got wrong, remember the rationals

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