0Nov 3, '13 by blondie1887So in my thirst trimester of school and I'm nervous because I hear the class I'm starting a lot of ppl fail so I'm just wondering if anyone has any study tips because there is like 150 pgs of reading a week for this class. It's on oncology and endocrine as well as gI, don't know why they had to put those all together but they did. How do you study. It's really hard to get an A in my program because an A is 97-100. Is this the grading rubric in every school? it seems crazy.
0Nov 4, '13 by Pink Magnolia, BSN, RNOkay I'm in the same position. I'm taking pathophysiology and it's an 8 week course! We have like 3 to 5 chapters a week to read. I have found that just reading and highlighting is the key. I use to make outlines and flashcards, but they waste my time. I try to get the reading done prior to lecture. I make notes on my PPT slides in class. I go home and study the notes and slides. I look up youtube videos, such as the Nucleus channel to reinforce the BIG picture. I also use the review questions bc they require you to think critically and apply your knowledge obtained from the material to a clinical setting. This is what I do, but it may be different person to person.
0Nov 4, '13 by pmabrahamGood day:
http://allnurses.com/pre-nursing-stu...ny-846733.html is an excellent foundational article.
I'm finding each class requires modifying the study techniques in order to do well in them. Some classes work great with just flash cards and general reading. Other classes, I get into rewriting notes, rewriting portions of the book, and re-listening to lectures over and over and over and over again.
Here are some links that may be useful:
Note Taking Systems - Academic Skills Center: Study Skills Library - Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
LBCC - Taking Better Lecture Notes - YouTube
Cornell Notetaking System Explained--Textbook Study Strategy--Academic Support
Google Image Result for http://kenpitts.net/images/cornell_note_how_to.jpg
The SQ3R Reading Method
LBCC - IMPROVING LISTENING SKILLS - YouTube
LBCC - How to Predict Test Questions - YouTube
LBCC - How To Remember For Tests - YouTube
Reading University Level Materials--Textbook Study Strategy--Academic Support
How to Read Effectively in the Sciences--Textbook Study Strategy--Academic Support
How to Read and Study Medical Texts--Textbook Study Strategy--Academic Support
More About Effective Textbook Study--Textbook Study Strategy--Academic Support
An Effective Textbook Study Strategy--Textbook Study Strategy--Academic Support
How to Mark a Section of a Textbook Chapter--Textbook Study Strategy--Academic Support