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by Bnmb Bnmb (New) New

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This is my 1st time to take A&P exam through EC. I have read and studied the outline, payed for practice tests, and I am nervous! My exam is in 2 weeks. I failed both practice exams and would GREATLY Appreciate any advice on how other people studied for this exam. :woot:

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BSNbeDONE has 34 years experience as a ASN, BSN, LPN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health.

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If the outline and practice exams are all that you are using to prepare for these exams, you may want to consider rescheduling your exam. Do you have any textbooks, notes, or any other resources to prepare? The content outline is just that: an outline, one that should guide you to seek out and review/study more in-depth information. For A&P and microbiology, I used Study Group 101 notes (studygroup101.com) or you can find them on eBay. But I can almost guarantee that ONLY the content guide and practice exams won't be enough because the content guide (outline you're referring to) coincides with a very thick textbook (as most science textbooks are) recommended by EC.

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I just purchased the studygroup 101 notes. Lots of info. Thank you very much!!!

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[COLOR=#003366]BSNbeDONE,

Can you be more specific on how you utilized SG101 notes? The outline seems very detailed, every time I begin to work through it I get frustrated because it seems like so much info to comprehend....I guess I'm just use to the short and to the point A&P from LPN school...Did you read through each section and complete all the practice exams that followed?

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Kamilah Coney has 8 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Medical- Surgical with Telemetry.

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What I did to help me focus so I wouldn't become overwhelmed, was to use Excelsior's Content Outline alongside Study Group 101. So I would read only the information in the Study Group 101 guide that Excelsior's Content Outline suggests I focus on. And once "reviewed" all the required reading, I took Practice Exam A. Then, I would go back and "review" the areas that needed the most improvement as well as the areas that I managed to do fairly well on. Then, I took Practice Exam B. I repeated the same review process at least once before I sat for the actual exam. It wasn't easy, but thank God I passed. I think that as long as you use all the resources available (practice exams, content guide, study group 101, textbooks, etc.) to help you focus, you will be fine. Best of success to you! ;)

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I thank you SOOOOO much for your explanation. I will try to revamp my study plan with the suggestions you gave. :)

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BSNbeDONE has 34 years experience as a ASN, BSN, LPN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health.

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[COLOR=#003366]BSNbeDONE,

Can you be more specific on how you utilized SG101 notes? The outline seems very detailed, every time I begin to work through it I get frustrated because it seems like so much info to comprehend....I guess I'm just use to the short and to the point A&P from LPN school...Did you read through each section and complete all the practice exams that followed?

i took every practice exam available, and I took them repeatedly. I printed out the information from the CDs and I highlighted the information based on the content guide from Excelsior. Information retention was a big problem for me. So, I focused on the areas that didn't carry a lot of weight percentage-wise, while trying know what I could in all of the areas. There were some students that focused on the larger areas. You just have to find a technique that works best for your way of studying.

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Thank you for your suggestions!

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