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 and D. She said if I get at least a C on the final, I will get a C in the class. So at the very least, I want a strong C on the final. One of my test scores will be replaced, if I due well on the portion of the final covering that test. One test score was extremely low, because the whole thing got messed up, and I had to take it on other day, due to an error she made. So I got like 48% on it, due to the mix up, and having to wait so long to take the test...even though I reviewed, I still did terrible. I also am going to make up a test in math, after finals are done. I wish I wouldn't of taken this bio and math together. But it's too late to complain about that now.
It seems that everything in biology comes together as a big picture, but often times that will come together after I've already taken the test. A lot of good that does my then! So in some respects, I'm thinking A&P will be more understandable, since it focuses on the big picture of the body, just just a cell, which was never really put in context in this class very much.
She didnt' necesarily agree that A&P would be easier...but at least I won't be taking it with classes that won't take up so much of my time. She also recomended taking Medical Terminology
prior to A&P, so I am taking that next term, along with my last math class, Stats, and a sociology class.
At least, out of this class, if nothing else, I've learned some test-taking skills and study habits which I never embraced before. Now I do stuff like read the whole homework assignment, and highlight key items, before doing it. Sometimes I scan the chapters, so then when I do the homework, it's easier to find answers. I've also started reading all the test questions, and highlighting key points. So before even answering any, I've read through them all once.
What study strategies and test taking strategies work good for y'all?