A&P study advice needed - page 2
Hi all, I am taking A&P I this summer and just had my first test last week. It was very very hard. I am generally a good student but would like to get advice on best techniques to really learn... Read More
Jun 24, '04Occupation: RN Specialty: Hey I'm now an RN!! ; Joined: May '04; Posts: 562; Likes: 1What really helped me honestly was actually being in the lab off hours so I could go over things slowly by myself...I was able to make my own correlations that I understood to help me remember. Good luck!Quote from meredithTHi all,
I am taking A&P I this summer and just had my first test last week. It was very very hard. I am generally a good student but would like to get advice on best techniques to really learn this stuff well and memorize so much too. I realize that I need to increase my study time. I have the coloring books. I am going to buy an additional textbook (like the Incredibly Easy book) because our text is really quite bad - written by one of the profs at this school. My prof doesn't even use it.
Anything else I'm missing?
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Jun 25, '04Occupation: stay @ home mom Joined: Jun '04; Posts: 64; Likes: 3Wow--these are all great tips! I took A & P I at the local community college because I had to prove to the Nursing Director at my school that I could take a college level course and pass it. This was because I had been out of school for 11 years. It was very hard--plus the professor didn't make it any easier!
The flash cards really helped alot. Also, Borders books and Barnes & Nobles have some great study material. I also re-wrote my notes several times and made numerous copies of handouts (diagrams) so I could quiz myself. All of these are great ways to drill it into your mind. One thing I didn't take advantage enough of (and I could have) was spending extra time in the lab with the specimens and slides. Having a family at home--I opted to skip that. This time I will take advantage of it; believe me! I say this time, because although I passed A&PI with a B--it's been almost 2 years since I took it and I'm definately taking it again! I just don't feel comfy skipping it and then hopping into A&P II the second semester. Plus, I'm hoping that it will be a different experience since I'll have a professor from a different university this time. The last one was a monster!!
Jun 25, '04Occupation: housewife/schooling Joined: Nov '03; Posts: 58Quote from redwinggirlieInstead of memorizing, try understanding concepts and when it comes to body parts, put your hand on the area and visualize where it is on you. I also taped my study notes and took long walks and runs listening. Can't say I always heard every word, but by the fifth time listening I knew what was coming up next on the tape. Made a world of difference.
This is a very good idea! I will have to try this for sure. I am taking A&P II online and we have been given many different online sites to help reinforce the information with each chapter. I love to study this stuff!
Jun 25, '04Specialty: 7 year(s) of experience in Psych ; Joined: Nov '03; Posts: 241; Likes: 31You are all so helpful! I got an A on the first test...well, just barely...90%. But that was highest in the class so I don't feel badly at all. Already have another one on Tuesday but I'm doing some things differently this time and I feel more comfortable already. I've got flash cards and I taped myself reading back all my notes and burned it to a CD so now commute time is also study time. I miss NPR but this is not forever! I also got a better textbook at B&N - not the Dummies book, but a real textbook and it is SO much better than the lousy one we have. I think that alone has helped a lot.