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Pre-Nursing   (944 Views | 8 Replies)

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Ugh. I am struggling in a&p1 how do you recommend studying. It's alot with a quiz in lab 10 pts and so much memorizing just for those 10 pts and then 3 chapters in lecture. I'm not sure how to balance it all amd make it stick!

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I hear you out. Anatomy and physiology is a somewhat challenging course. You need to study everyday if you can so you go over material more than once. Be on top of your reading schedule and seek help immediately when needed. Do you use a voice recorder? It helps you make notes more clear. There are many concepts that require understanding. Spend time learning them and applying it to situations.

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I agree with the post above, get a tape recorder! I recorded my professor & re-wrote everything on flash cards. I studied everywhere! Also for lab, parts of the body that weren't sticking, I would write them over & over & over. That helps with spelling too! Good luck! :)

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Ahh OMG I loved a&p! At first it's hard. Studying for the first two tests is stressful but once you understand how the professor goes about tests you'll be ok. I used flash cards all the time (but honestly I've used flash cards since middle school) I used them for functions, definitions, steps of rigamortis, etc. I constantly studied the bones, muscles, etc for lab exams. Never really used the book unless I needed to confirm something. My notes were helpful. Make flash cards so you can study anywhere! It gets easier. I would love to take it for you if I could but that's illegal or something. But enjoy it

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I'm in my third month of AP and love it too. I do have a great teacher, but I also study daily and make flash cards. I study for as long as I can each day and it seems to be working. I got an A so far.

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krrbrr has 3 years experience as a ADN and specializes in OR/Perioperative.

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I'm sure A&P is hard for most people (I'm currently taking it as well!). Hang in there, we can do this!!!

Make sure to utilize the internet A LOT! Like the link posted above for tutoring as well as looking up a lot of things on youtube, google searches, etc. I would not be doing as well without extra resources. My professor records his lectures and there happens to be an app available for it on my phone. I have an hour drive to school so I spend that time listening to the lectures while driving, cooking, cleaning, eating, and shopping. Even if I'm not actively listening, I do seem to grasp extra concepts that way than if I sat there and listened to music or watched tv.

Also the biggest thing I can suggest is DO NOT be afraid to talk to your professor, express your concerns and find out what he expects out of you. I promise it's the easiest way to get an A, because ultimately your professor is the one responsible for creating the tests and will know what's on them.

The mistake I see people making every single day in A&P is studying material that is irrelevant to the tests. I'm sure eventually in nursing some of that material will be needed so it's not useless information they're studying, but when it comes down to your grade make sure you're studying the correct material.

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vintagemother specializes in Med-Surg, Psych, Geri, LTC,.

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Take pictures of the labs you'll be tested on. You can angle your camera phone to take a pic through a microscope lens. Turn these into flash cards.

Speaking of flash cards, they were my best friends for A&P 1 and Microbiology.

Study the body parts- muscles and bones by naming them on real people and skeletons. I bought a mini skeleton and a mini skull for my house and studies from these. For the muscles, I named them by tracing them on a friends body.

Youtube video songs about concepts made studying fun.

I taped pics to my bathroom mirror and my shower. My shower was glass so I taped them to the outside and studied while taking a shower. My baby was 4 then and we'd shower together and draw the body parts/cell parts on the shower with soap or the steam.

I kept a plastic bag with flash cards in my purse. I studied before class and while in line @ the grocery store.

I made study pages with the concepts in a stapled packet to bring to my kids games.

Rewrite or retype your notes.

Explain concepts to anyone who will listen. Your cat, your kid, or the wall.

Attend tutoring sessions at your campus if offered.

Start a study group.

Schedule time to study. For me, I studied after class got out at 9/11am until it was time to pick up my kids from school at 3.

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My teacher stated that pictures and youtube would only confuse us because our bones test was going to be oral. So what we asked him to do was allow us to video tape him with our cell phones. I used that to study by. He said nothing can replace seeing the bone, and that was how he was going to test us as well. I made a 96 on that test. See if your teacher will test the same way or similar and record him with your cell phone.

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