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Im in the same boat! There's so much info there wouldn't be enough notecards in the world to fit it all on. One thing my professor told us to do that is helping me is as you are reading the textbook make sure to have a notepad to write down everything that was unclear! When you are done reading the chapter schedule a tutoring appointment or Google/YouTube/etc the things you were unsure about. Also you will have a list of things you need to put a lot of emphasis on studying when the test is near
Other than that I have no idea! I'm sitting here as I type this looking at my A&P textbook and feeling super overwhelmed also!
Also, check koofers website and see if anybody uploaded your professors past tests! So you can get a feel of what they are like. DON'T make that your primary source of studying though because 1.) you need to know this stuff in your nursing career and 2.) sometimes they change their tests.
Please help me and tell me some good studying tips I just started a and p last week and I'm so overwhelmed. I have a test soon and feel like I know nothing.
I've took A&P I and II during my first 2 years of college (I'm a junior now). I know it's a lot of memorization and information, but the best thing to do is perhaps make flash cards or a study guide or divide your material and do a chapter at a time and go over each chapter a few times. My professor tended to try to go over 5-6 chapters each test and I felt the same as you. But if you're good at memorizing facts or connecting them together, then you should be totally fine. A&P Labs may also help to reinforce the information for the lecture class.
I, myself, tend to study better when I write things down. Also, repetition is key to getting the info to stick in your head.
Good luck to you all!
Try your best to read the chapter before class. This way you are armed with questions when they are being discussed. Review the information discussed in class at home (or where ever) that same night. Reviewing it while still fresh makes it easier to remember. Notecards. LOTS and LOTS of notecard! You'll be learning as you write it down and you can review them as often as you need. They also fit nicely into purse or bag so you can review them ANYWHERE!
work cyclically - return to the earlier stuff periodically - more often at first, then gradually less often
stack the deck in your favor by getting enough sleep, eating right, exercising, studying when you are at your best (quiet vs white noise, morning vs evening), setting up ques to help you study seriously (certain setting or music or short routine that you use only when you get serious about study, schedule consistent times, etc)
Rewrite notes & reorganize them. This will help it come together better. Take adavantage of the tutoring center & any open labs. Study a little bit every day, with larger amounts the week before an exam. Read the chapters or powerpoints before it is taught to you. Good luckk!!
Notecards, and lots of them. That's what I've been doing, and I feel like I have an okay grasp, though it needs to be much better for me to ace my exams! I bought a pack of 100 notecards and took them to sit in my school's academic tutoring center, and I spent about 2.5 hours before my first lab quiz just memorizing the anatomically correct names for parts of the body, the 9 regions of the trunk, the 4 quadrants, etc. It's daunting, but you can do it! It just takes massive amounts of time. I also completely ran out of notecards and ended up just having to wing it for the rest of them. And that doesn't even cover half of the first chapter in class. I estimate I'm going to need thousands of notecards by the time this is done xD.
My friends are getting pretty tired of hearing "Oh, I can't play tonight. I have homework." but they're going to be hearing it a lot more often if this is any indication. I'm also taking A&P II over the summer since it'll be my last pre-req needed for me to start nursing in Fall of this year. No life? Yup.
I'm also taking A&P II over the summer since it'll be my last pre-req needed for me to start nursing in Fall of this year. No life? Yup.
Your nursing program accepts students that haven't completed A&P 1&2?
Mine only accepts once a year, the application deadline is early Jan and all pre-reqs gotta be finished with a 3.0 to even be looked at :S
I also completely ran out of notecards and ended up just having to wing it for the rest of them. And that doesn't even cover half of the first chapter in class. I estimate I'm going to need thousands of notecards by the time this is done xD.
Cut the notecards in half before you start writing on them! A 100 pack turns into a 200 pack. That's what I do.