Dear Nursing Student with ADD what study strategies help w/memory ?Register Today!
- by zsnurs Feb 23More specifically how do you remember the huge amount of information we are required to remember?
When I study I literally read powerpoints out-loud over & over and OVER again, just so I can remember the information. I always understand the reasoning behind 95% of the information - memory is my problem though.
And are you an auditory/visual/writer/etc learner?
Any study tips you have are VERY appreciated!
Thank you all soon to be nurses
- Mar 28 by CloveryI remember things visually and by writing them. In nursing school I would type single page study sheets for each topic. I'd vary the font and color for each item. For example, a page on insulins, short acting would be red, long acting blue etc. I would recreate charts from my texts and notes. I liked to put things in somewhat random arrangements on the page, instead of everything left aligned, it made it more visually unique. This especially helps if you've ever found yourself recalling something because you can remember where it was on the page. When doing practice questions I would look up the answer right away if I didn't know it (instead of thinking about it and possibly creating a wrong, confusing rationale in my mind) then I would rewrite & paraphrase the question and bullet the correct answer under it.
I can't say enough about Microsoft OneNote. If you have word and powerpoint, you also have OneNote, it's part of the office package. It's a great way to organize info, take notes, and create study sheets. PM if you want to chat more, I have ADHD, and rocked nursing school and the NCLEX. Good luck
- Mar 30 by zsnursThank you so much for the advice. Especially about writing topics on a single page. Where do you find Microsoft OneNote on your computer? Or do you download it?
My biggest struggles are 1. Remembering the huge amount of information we are required to know (I do this by talking outloud to myself - which gets exhausting) and 2. Application questions/critical thinking NCLEX questions (still working on this..)
It would be awesome if we could chat, any advice I can get would be welcomed. I'm struggling through nursing school and somehow my huge amount of effort I put in barely makes me through exams.