A&P Coloring books?

  1. anyone use an a&p coloring book to help study? which one do you recommend?
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  3. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from glimmer
    anyone use an a&p coloring book to help study? which one do you recommend?

    the one i bought is anatomy coloring workbook. (2nd edition by i. edward alcamo, phd.

    i personally didn't use it much, but i know it helps a bunch for many people. several recent rn grads that i am friends with (adn & bsn) said they used a coloring book, and it help them.

    i took digitals of everything!! printed them, made powerpoint quizzes, etc.

    are you about to take a&p? all my pics & quizzes are at www.nursingjourney.com. hope they help you!
  4. by   housecat1216
    Quote from glimmer
    anyone use an a&p coloring book to help study? which one do you recommend?

    i thought it was a waste of time. my mother has gone back to school and is taking a&p right now, she draws everything out herself...but then she is much more talented that way then i am.
  5. by   prmenrs
    I sure wish they'd had one when I took A&P--I think they're awesome!!
  6. by   luvmypatients
    I used "The Anatomy Coloring Book" by Wynn Kapit and Lawrence Elson. I totally loved it. It really helped me with A&P. But I love to color. It is my favorite activity with my kids. I find it very relaxing. So it was fun to color and learn at the same time. It really helped when we studied the muscles.
  7. by   BoonersmomRN
    I bought the one by MarieB. I only colored one page and then basically it sat around and collected dust ha ha. So, then I gave it to my kids and they had a blast with it...most...expensive...coloring ....book...they...will...ever...have...
  8. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from BoonersMom
    I bought the one by MarieB. I only colored one page and then basically it sat around and collected dust ha ha. So, then I gave it to my kids and they had a blast with it...most...expensive...coloring ....book...they...will...ever...have...

    LOL....no doubt!!
  9. by   DLRN
    Quote from jennheidkamp
    I used "The Anatomy Coloring Book" by Wynn Kapit and Lawrence Elson. I totally loved it. It really helped me with A&P. But I love to color. It is my favorite activity with my kids. I find it very relaxing. So it was fun to color and learn at the same time. It really helped when we studied the muscles.

    I used this one also,it was very helpful!
  10. by   elizabells
    Quote from DLRN
    I used this one also,it was very helpful!
    I used a coloring book for my Human Evolution class and loved it, some people hated it. I think it just depends on how you learn. It helped me to see how things physically related to each other, but if that's not the way you retain info the best, then it's not as good.
  11. by   Glimmer
    thanks for all the help!!

    i will check out which ones i can find at some of the local stores and go from there. i think that it would help me out with memorizing the information a little more. really help me to see exactly where things are and follow the flows, etc. i am looking for all the extra help i can get since this will be a shorter summer semester and it is the only a&p that i would have to take (a&p for health sciences geared towards the pre-nursing students at the school)...

    thanks again for the suggestions!!
    alnee
  12. by   MryRose
    I also used the "The Anatomy Coloring Book" by Wynn Kapit and Lawrence Elson. It was great and helped me a lot.

    I bought the next book for Physiology and haven't used it at all..... actually kinda forgot I had the darned thing. I am keeping it tho as a refresher for nurisng school should I need it.

    I bought the microbio coloring book too and haven't used it either. We just had so many other things to do in these classes that left little time to color!

    So... where it did help me in anatomy, I wasted the $$ on the other 2.

    Hugs!

    MaryRose
  13. by   AKAKatydid
    Quote from housecat1216
    I thought it was a waste of time. My mother has gone back to school and is taking A&P right now, she draws everything out herself...but then she is much more talented that way then I am.
    I draw my stuff out too.. I'm really not great, but it helps me learn it. I think the act of drawing it helps it "sink in" for me. Also, I've got pretty good handwriting, so it's kinda becoming the thing for everyone in class to look over my notes and my diagrams. Since everyone keeps asking me if I've got the notes, it's good incentive for me to keep up.

    I'm thinking about scanning them and posting them on the internet after the semester is over... I'll let you guys here in AllNuses-land know if I ever get around to it! I'm sure someoneout there could benefit from them!

    ~*~kendra~*~
  14. by   Glimmer
    i bought the kapit/elson book yesterday. it is a little more in depth than i wanted at the moment (was looking for a refresher type thing before the class as well as something i could use in class) but i think it will work just fine! i will probably make copies of a couple of pages (like the heart, etc) to color before class begins so that i can freshen up in those areas (and because i know we will have to know those... lol)

    thanks for all the suggestions!
    alnee (who cant draw a straight line if her life depended on it so coloring the pictures will probably help more! lol)

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