I am a 20 year old pre-Nursing student currently taking my prerequisites. The only college classes I have completed so far are basic courses such as English, Math, and Psychology. In those classes I made A's and B's.This semester I took Anatomy and Physiology 1 and I was SO excited about it. Even before enrolling in the class, I had been on allnurses.com for awhile and was reading a lot about Nursing and getting advice from RNs. I felt prepared for the class. However I could never figure out a best way to study, or a best time or place to study. It's hard for me to study at home. I DO read and highlight key points in the chapter, and I label and color pictures and review online resources provided by the textbook. Yet I still have not made a higher grade than a C+
At this point, there is 1 more lecture and 1 more lab exam, and then the final. Our professor said he would drop the lowest lab exam grade, and he would replace the final grade with our lowest lecture exam grade, so I'm HOPING that will help me pass.
I am slightly proud of myself though because over half of the original class withdrew from the class, I am in the remainder. And the class average is still a 68.
Anyways, my question is...What can I do in these last 3 weeks to get A's on these last tests? Should I change the way I study?
Nov 19, '11
I agree with Brande the big factor is who your teacher is. I for one had a wonderful teacher, however he tests were sticklers and set up much like that of a nursing test is. alot of critical thinking. I don't know what your professors teaching style is. I found what helped me was to always recopy my notes. I write messing in class trying to write faster so when I get home I have a note book where I transfer all the days notes over to. The more I write or see something the more its etched into my memory. I also label pictures over and over when I know something is going to be on a test. Is there one particular chapter that your having issues in? Perhaps I could help.
Last edit by ToriLPN2RN on Nov 19, '11
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