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BodyInMotion is a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surge.

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How many times did you have to read or study a topic/assignment before it stuck? I have to read the material up to 3 times to really get it. What has helped you retain what you read? 

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Try flashcards(anki, not quizlet) and do daily questions. I do a cursory reading of any new topics, then spend the rest of the time reviewing and questions. 

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Good day,FAM, am I really a wanderer?,people aren't the same in grabbing facts, I read and practice questions more than thrice before being in control, especially as one ages. With this,  I'm not sounding great for some people but that's me. I need help ''cos I accomplished little  in my studies, with much "time" spent.

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SopranoKris is a BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care.

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I really love Picmonic. I know it's a tad pricey, but to me, it's worth every penny. If you're a visual learner, it really helps the info to stick! They have an NP package and I've found it immensely helpful.

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FullGlass has 1 years experience as a BSN, MSN, NP and specializes in Adult and Geriatric Primary Care.

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Do you know your learning style?  People have different learning styles, which can include:  visual, audio, kinesthetic (movement), etc.  There are online quizzes which can help you determine your learning style.

Try different ways of learning to see which works best, or maybe the variety will help reinforce:

- take notes (seems basic, but I've seen people not do this).  The act of writing will help increase memorization

- join a study group and practice teaching back to other students.  

- if possible, record lecture and play it back.  This is good if you are an audio learner

- draw diagrams, make up tables, etc.  Another great way to reinforce

- flash cards

- mnemonics - memorization aids - many are on online and there are some good books out there

- there is nothing wrong with rereading material if that works for you

Good luck

 

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strawberryluv is a BSN, RN and specializes in LTC, Med-surg.

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For my first exam for advanced patho I took my own notes reviewed them but after hearing the teacher say her powerpoints are really what she is testing us on then I switched to only reviewing her powerpoints. I write notes on the powerpoints I study from but they are minimal. I’m trying this new study method because the professor said this. So adapt to what your professor says is important. 

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myoglobin has 11 years experience as a ASN, BSN, MSN and specializes in ICU, trauma, neuro.

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I believe that Lecturio.com and Uptodate.com provide useful backup for lecture.

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