Anatomy Lab Practical?

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    In our school, the exam is timed (1 minutes per station)

    I don't know about how other schools do it.

    Is there any other methods to study for lab practical?

    I check out bone box and try to identify each bone marking without looking at the book.

    However, my brain gets messed up during the timed test.

    I am doing pretty good in lecture exam but lab is hard.

    Any other methods you guys want to share??
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    Your Lab Practicals sound exactly like ours, here's what I did:

    Download any apps you can for your iPad, phone, computer, pretty much whatever gadget you have. Take the practice quizes over and over again. (I rewarded myself with cookies if I beat my score)

    Review your lab manual OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN

    There are bunches of online games that you can play just by searching what you are learning.

    Watch A&P videos on youtube.

    Review. Review. Review.

    The biggest thing I can recommend is to review over and over for hours! The more time you spend on this the better you will do! (I studied 70+ hours for my lab practical and first lecture exam) the better you understand the structures the easier the test will be, even if your understanding is beyond what you need to know for the exam you will be better off for it.

    During the test make sure you keep track of your scantron, don't try to go back or change your answers. I also do calf raises in between questions, it may sound silly, but it really helps clear your head and pump those endorphines through your brain.

    Hope you succeed on your next exam!
    Good luck!
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    Quote from Kendel.G
    Your Lab Practicals sound exactly like ours, here's what I did:

    Download any apps you can for your iPad, phone, computer, pretty much whatever gadget you have. Take the practice quizes over and over again. (I rewarded myself with cookies if I beat my score)

    Review your lab manual OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN

    There are bunches of online games that you can play just by searching what you are learning.

    Watch A&P videos on youtube.

    Review. Review. Review.

    The biggest thing I can recommend is to review over and over for hours! The more time you spend on this the better you will do! (I studied 70+ hours for my lab practical and first lecture exam) the better you understand the structures the easier the test will be, even if your understanding is beyond what you need to know for the exam you will be better off for it.

    During the test make sure you keep track of your scantron, don't try to go back or change your answers. I also do calf raises in between questions, it may sound silly, but it really helps clear your head and pump those endorphines through your brain.

    Hope you succeed on your next exam!
    Good luck!
    The result turned out I got high A! (89/90).

    Thank you for the suggestion though. I read in SDN that if you cannot identify the bone marking in 10 seconds, you need to study more.

    Thank you about application suggestion also! Any good application I can use for studying??

    I know "Anatomy" Application with some guy's face on it.
    Last edit by zeno33 on Feb 23, '13 : Reason: add more info
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    Our practical was similar, as far as being timed. I got 104/100 (2 bonus questions) on mine, and this is how I studied:

    I stayed til the end of lab every week to handle the bones while a lot of people would leave early. Seeing how the bones fit together and move went a long way with helping me remember the names of all the parts.

    I studied my lab book, but I also studied an atlas that came with my textbook - it had actual photos of bones and I preferred those over artist renderings.

    I also found online drills, quizzes, art matching, etc to quiz myself.

    I watched a couple of YouTube videos as well.

    For the histology, I cannot stress enough how important repetition is. I looked at slides every time I studied, and eventually I had them all down cold. Making a chart with the functions and locations was also really beneficial.

    Our final practical is going to have muscles and nervous system and such.. Muscles seem harder to me than the bone markings! Eek!
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    With every practical I would write down every single bone/muscle or whatever that could be on that test at least 20 times. Writing helps me memorize.

    For the muscles, try and find someone that will let you write all over their body. Outline every muscle. It's fun.


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