A&P 1 is killing me

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    so I took the A&P 1 for this summer and i did not realize that summer science courses are alot trickier and fulled with info to learn and very fast paced. I have been getting 70's on my lecture tests and got a 50 on my muscle test. I now have the nervous system test coming up on wednesday and i am so lost. our teacher gave us a 28 pg packet from front to back of what we should know. she bases her tests on exactly what is on the packet. im having a very difficult time because how am i suppose to memorize every single part of the brain and what it does and where it is located and then learn about all these different things. notecards are usually my friend but im finding it difficult to write notecards for this chapter because it is way too much writing. i am more of a visual learner and memorize well, i cant focus in lectures... HELP!!!
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    Try these websites i used them in A and p


    http://msjensen.cehd.umn.edu/webanatomy/


    http://quizlet.com/ flash cards


    get a study group and look up menmonics!

    hope this helps

    lisa
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    Oh yes, the joys of information overload!!! I myself am also a very visual learner... when I took A&P 1, I had to teach myself to study in a whole new way! I know you have a lot of information to study in a short amount of time, but DO NOT try to cram it all in, and try not to approach it with the thought "I have to memorize it all." This will only put undue stress on you, and in the end you won't end up absorbing anything. What helped me was to begin by reading through the gobs of information as if it were a book (and forcing myself to find interest in the 'blah' subjects lol.) After completely (and calmly) reading through, I'd break the information down into groups and rehearse the material as if I were teaching it to someone myself. It sounds dumb but it was like I was role-playing as a professor in my head lol. And yes, if you try to write out flashcards for all the material you'll be left with no time to study them. Instead, try making a list when going through the information on terms and concept that are are big struggle and then make flashcards from there. I know that all this information may be something that you may already know and may be completely useless, all I can say is... hang in there Fortunately, I found A&P 2 to be A LOT easier, many of the main concepts that were difficult in A&P 1 were reinforced (actually, most of the information in A&P 2 was reinforced!) Good luck to you!!!
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    Oh yes, the joys of information overload!!! I myself am also a very visual learner... when I took A&P 1, I had to teach myself to study in a whole new way! I know you have a lot of information to study in a short amount of time, but DO NOT try to cram it all in, and try not to approach it with the thought "I have to memorize it all." This will only put undue stress on you, and in the end you won't end up absorbing anything. What helped me was to begin by reading through the gobs of information as if it were a book (and forcing myself to find interest in the 'blah' subjects lol.) After completely (and calmly) reading through, I'd break the information down into groups and rehearse the material as if I were teaching it to someone myself. It sounds dumb but it was like I was role-playing as a professor in my head lol. And yes, if you try to write out flashcards for all the material you'll be left with no time to study them. Instead, try making a list when going through the information on terms and concept that are are big struggle and then make flashcards from there. I know that all this information may be something that you may already know and may be completely useless, all I can say is... hang in there Fortunately, I found A&P 2 to be A LOT easier, many of the main concepts that were difficult in A&P 1 were reinforced (actually, most of the information in A&P 2 was reinforced!) Good luck to you!!!
    What you wrote is understandable. I look through the 28 page packet and get overwhelmed because I feel I need to know it word forr word and end up not even knowing what half of the words mean, like depolarization, I just don't understand that word and what goes on. So I have started looking things that don't make sense up on google and try to better understand something. I also get nervous because since her tests r based on packets, I feel that I have to study every inch of the handout because she bolds and underlines a majority of the packet meaning u must know it. I just hope I survive thru this last week in summer school
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    Although this is a hard thing to come to reality with, you are not going to be able to memorize everything! Learn what you can and remember... all you have to do is pass I'm sure you are going to survive!!!!... Don't worry, and BREATHE!!!!
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    Go to YouTube, type in "depolarization", and you'll get a ton of short videos. Watch a few and I bet you'll understand the concept in no time. Do that whenever you come across difficult A & P concepts. YouTube has been my best friend lately - it really does help.

    Good Luck!


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