How to get an "A" in any course. - page 3

It's that time again, the prerequisite and nursing school boards will be filling with new fall students. The most common questions I see are usually people feeling worried about some of the "harder"... Read More

  1. by   Mandy0728
    Yeah, I start on Monday & write each class I have that day in order, same with the rest of the days. I have a huge desk calendar at home that I color code when I have exams & quizzes coming up, using a different marker for each class. I only do this so everyday I can visualize how far away my next tests are. It helps for me!
  2. by   queserasera
    Quote from Mandy0728
    Yeah, I start on Monday & write each class I have that day in order, same with the rest of the days. I have a huge desk calendar at home that I color code when I have exams & quizzes coming up, using a different marker for each class. I only do this so everyday I can visualize how far away my next tests are. It helps for me!
    I am really old school with the paper planner and desk calendar. I totally agree that visualizing your month on a desk calendar can be very useful and practical.

    I also have really important dates in my google calendar, which everyone in my immediate friend/family circle has access to so they can see if I'm busy or not! The google cal is also helpful because my phone goes off 1/2 hour before everything to remind me where I'm supposed to be.

    The simple key to success truly is organization, however you do it!
  3. by   jsawyer
    Chelsea, great tips thanks!
  4. by   divinenurse
    God Bless you Chelsa13....you have just broke down mental barriers about my approach to school and studying...Thank you so much!!!!
  5. by   kjrobinetteSN
    Amazing info! Can't wait to apply this!
  6. by   token787
    Thanks for these tips. I really needed this! Bookmarked!!
  7. by   halfglassfull
    Love this.
  8. by   bcstsp_mg
    I have 3 courses left to apply for the acclerated BSN program and I am hoping to recieve A's in all three - these are tips I will be sure to keep in mind!

    I totally agree with some of the previous replies - I have never understood why people expect to recive credit for work they don't complete or effort they do not put in! I have never asked a professor to curve my grades or "bump" my grade up. I have in the past had professors who if everyone in the class got a question wrong would remove that question from the grading but they only did it because they felt they must not have taught the material correctly if everyone was coming to the same wrong conclusion.
  9. by   Moiredgirl
    Hi,
    SopranoKris, what king of organizer did you get? Where did you get it?
  10. by   vitamingirl722
    Wow I am just now seeing this great post
  11. by   bluesky94
    I use a lot of highlighting on my syllabus, and I mark the days I have a test/homework due with a specific color. I always put a check mark next to what I've completed. I also write the days that I have tests on the calender next to my desk so I can always see and remember when I have something important to do. It really works for me, and I love putting check marks next to what I've finished.

  12. by   Kuriin
    The original post assumes that you have teachers that actually know what they are doing. I'm in my MedSurg rotation and we have a graduate student who's going for her DNP (FNP) in our applied assessment class. Lets just say lectures are useless and no one ever knows what the tests and quizzes will be on.

    For those classes that do have great teachers, I will agree with them. I love classes that have teachers that love to teach. :_)
  13. by   crushlush
    This is wonderful!!! Thanks a bunch!

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