El Centro students Spring '06 - page 81

i know some of us have received our letters so i was wondering who else i will be making this journey with for the next 2 years. :wavey: my name is allison shaffer and it's nice to meet... Read More

  1. by   LKG6
    Quote from Brie2200
    Honestly, how often do you study?
    I try to study every day but when I have something important going on, like a checkoff or careplans that due on the next day I don't study at all. But I do study a lot on the weekends. Maybe 4-5 hours/day. I try to organize and prioritize my time. That's all. :wink2:
    Katie
  2. by   BrieRN07
    Quote from LKG6
    I try to study every day but when I have something important going on, like a checkoff or careplans that due on the next day I don't study at all. But I do study a lot on the weekends. Maybe 4-5 hours/day. I try to organize and prioritize my time. That's all. :wink2:
    Katie
    Thanks... I usually have 3 days that I can study for long periods of time because I have to work to remain in the my program. Part-time is 2 days a week, so I work 2 12's on Sat and Sun. I may have a little time to review my notes on the days that I work, but not much. I'm changing how I'm studying and what I'm studying so hopefully that will work!

    Brianna
  3. by   BrieRN07
    Quote from amyindallas
    Brianna,


    Do you mind sharing the name of the book that everyone says is really good to study from?

    Amy
    It's called Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN Examination, 3rd edition; by Linda Anne Silvestri. It's blueish purple and you can buy it at the college store in Arlington. I was told that you cannot find it a Barnes and Nobles, but it is on Amazon. I paid $48 for it and I feel that it is well worth it so far! There are a couple of people in my class that failed last semester (due to the pharm test) and they recommended this book.


    Brianna
    Last edit by BrieRN07 on Sep 22, '06
  4. by   AllyRN82
    Hey everyone.

    Good job Katie on test 1!!!!! I keep hearing that test 1 is the hardest soooo let's hope that's somewhat true.

    I got an 84 and the highest was a 90 which was a girl who always made nothing lower than a 96 last semester. Our class average was 73 which was higher than I thought it was going to be based on what other people told me they made.

    I'm not even shooting for As anymore lol. I am satisfied with a B and would probably have a heart attack if I got an A. It's so amazing how my perspective has changed with that....

    Brie, I'm sorry you're upset. I hope you have a better week next week.
  5. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from Brie2200
    I really appreciate your advice!!! I was reading the entire chapters, and alot of the material I studied wasn't even on the test! Our blueprint was extremely vague and our instructor doesn't even tell us what chapter she's in or page numbers... I just think that I didn't study properly because the blueprints last semester broke it down really well. I just bought a new NCLEX book that actually has ante, L&D, and post-partum. Hopefully that will help me. Honestly, how often do you study?

    Brianna
    Brie, I think all of the information we need to know lies in lecture and the slides. I didn't read one single page. I just listened to lecture over and over again and reviewed the slides a little bit (I'm going to review them more next time now that I know). It's all just recommended reading and I may read it between tests. I felt the reading last semester was wasteful to me as well so that's when I stopped doing it and my grades increased..slightly.
  6. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from Brie2200
    Thanks... I usually have 3 days that I can study for long periods of time because I have to work to remain in the my program. Part-time is 2 days a week, so I work 2 12's on Sat and Sun. I may have a little time to review my notes on the days that I work, but not much. I'm changing how I'm studying and what I'm studying so hopefully that will work!

    Brianna
    Working is extremely tough. I am working 20 hours a week and pulling my hair out of my head. I can imagine that 4 extra hours is a killer. You can do it though. Think of how far you've come.
  7. by   BrieRN07
    Quote from faceinbooks82

    I'm not even shooting for As anymore lol. I am satisfied with a B and would probably have a heart attack if I got an A. It's so amazing how my perspective has changed with that....

    Brie, I'm sorry you're upset. I hope you have a better week next week.
    I totally agree... I'm just trying to survive.

    Brianna
  8. by   BrieRN07
    Quote from faceinbooks82
    Brie, I think all of the information we need to know lies in lecture and the slides. I didn't read one single page. I just listened to lecture over and over again and reviewed the slides a little bit (I'm going to review them more next time now that I know). It's all just recommended reading and I may read it between tests. I felt the reading last semester was wasteful to me as well so that's when I stopped doing it and my grades increased..slightly.
    You didn't even open the book? I didn't read last semester, so when I heard how difficult this semester was going to be, I started reading! Grrrrr.... I should have just stuck to my original plan!! Did you do any practice questions and if so from where? Thanks for the input... it's very helpful!

    Brianna
  9. by   BrieRN07
    Quote from faceinbooks82
    Working is extremely tough. I am working 20 hours a week and pulling my hair out of my head. I can imagine that 4 extra hours is a killer. You can do it though. Think of how far you've come.
    Thanks for the kind words... we all need a litte reassurance every now and then!!

    Brianna
  10. by   BrieRN07
    I know that we all have the same test, but do we all have the same powerpoints???


    Brianna
  11. by   AllyRN82
    Quote from Brie2200
    I know that we all have the same test, but do we all have the same powerpoints???


    Brianna
    Yes, I decided that reading was just bogging me down with everything else we are expected to do and I stopped doing it. I do read something if I don't quite understand the concept but I limit it to only that. I am wondering if we have the same powerpoints? I would share mine if you wanted to compare. Do you think we have the same test? I was thinking they were all different.
  12. by   AllyRN82
    I do the medspub questions and I use the Saunders NCLEX questions book also. My teacher keeps recommending the site: www.prenhall.com She says if we had answered those questions we would have known some of the questions on the test because they were very similiar...I'll try it for this next test...what could it hurt? I do try and do at least 200 questions before each exam and that helps a lot too but I know you do that as well. It seems like we prepare the same way but I just don't read everything.
  13. by   LKG6
    Quote from faceinbooks82
    I am wondering if we have the same powerpoints? I would share mine if you wanted to compare. Do you think we have the same test? I was thinking they were all different.
    There must be some minor differences. By the way, NLC slides are on eCampus. I think every 2nd semester student can see them. It's under NLC and power points.
    Katie

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