Study habits? - page 2

Hello, ladies and gentlemen. This term, I took my first college-level biology course ever, which my advisor said would make A & P make more sense. The tests are killing me...I'm hovering between a C... Read More

  1. by   -Midget-
    Cathie - I've just been marking key points off the study guide...after seeing how many people have been doing it, and said it was very helpful to them. It's been helpful, because when I go to skim through the chapter to take notes, I know where everything is. It would have probably imrpoved my test scores greatly had I of been doing this from the beginning, marking key points from lectures, and previous study guides, vocabulary, etc.

    Also, Cathie...I study on a similiar schedule to yours. My classes meet two times a week--Tuesday and Thursday. So I use Wednesday as an all day homework day...then usually study or homework on Friday, so I don't have to cram it all in over the weekend.

    I took a learning style survey at the beginning of the term, and the results said I was pretty close on all of them...meaning I learn in multiple ways. I'm about to go to school now, or I would take the one you just posted...I'll do it later.
  2. by   -Midget-
    The page says the test cost $8.95...?
  3. by   arciedee
    I didn't take the test, but if you scroll down there are descriptions of the three learning types (I was able to identify myself pretty well from those) and suggestions for how they learn best.
  4. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from arciedee
    I didn't take the test, but if you scroll down there are descriptions of the three learning types (I was able to identify myself pretty well from those) and suggestions for how they learn best.
    After tomorrow's last test I will have time and will go through the site.
    Thanks again and have a great X-Mas break :spin:
  5. by   CuriousMe
    Try this link to a learning style site:

    VARK -- A Guide to Your Learning Preferences

    Peace,
    Cathie
  6. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from CuriousMe
    Try this link to a learning style site:

    VARK -- A Guide to Your Learning Preferences

    Peace,
    Cathie
    Thanks, cool site
  7. by   Daytonite
    for study advice, you should check out these websites:

    http://www.accd.edu/sac/history/kell...tg/ssindex.htm - strategies for success, an online primer and tutorial on how to study for students from the alamo community college. this is a pretty extensive resource with links on the right side of the page to click into the following subjects: learning styles, note taking, memory techniques, time management, overcoming procrastination, sq3r (a method for getting the most out of reading your textbooks), study tips, critical thinking, preparing for tests, and oral presentations. also, take a look at the faq's (frequently asked questions).

    http://www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/checklis.html - this is a study skill checklist for you to go through and inventory your study habits from virginia polytechnic institute and state university. at the bottom of the form is the link to "study skills self-help information" which is all kinds of information to help you with areas you were weak on in the checklist. if you want to bypass the checklist and just go into the information section, go to this link http://www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/stdyhlp.html

    http://www.how-to-study.com/index.html - how to study.com: a study skills resource. has a variety of study skills on the website, plus a section on how to read your textbooks. topics addressed on this site include: taking notes, listening, solving math word problems, using references sources, spelling long words, essay tests, test anxiety, using abbreviations, study groups, test taking strategies, reading comprehension, remembering information, vocabulary building, writing a research paper, making oral presentations, managing time, writing techniques, multiple-choice tests and more.
  8. by   lisabeth
    Did you keep your microbiology book? Our study group was going to just pitch in and buy one book.

    Quote from stpauligirl
    :yeahthat: I also keep my science books, in addition to highlighting I also have written notes and reminders next to certain things, especially tables and pictures. It's just like with children, the dirtier they are at the end of the day the more they have learned....the more scribble in my book the more I have learned
  9. by   stpauligirl
    Quote from TexasAngel
    Did you keep your microbiology book? Our study group was going to just pitch in and buy one book.
    Yes, I kept my micro book, it even helped me in my A&P2 class
    It will also help in nursing school with all the different diseases that we will have to learn about.

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