Coloring book or no?

  1. I've been wondering if I should get a coloring book for A&P. How many of you use coloring it beneficial or not worth the money?
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  3. by   manna
    I didn't buy the coloring book - although our A&P prof often gave out lab assignments that included "color code and label" certain body parts (particularly the brain and skull).

    I don't see how it would hurt to use the coloring book, I think lots of folks swear by it!
  4. by   Love-A-Nurse
    i personally didn't use the coloring books in any of my science classes. however, those who did said it was a great help to them.
  5. by   FROGGYLEGS
    I loved the idea of the coloring book. I bought a coloring book for every subject I was taking that had a coloring book.

    I started off calling myself going to color all of the pictures. That ended up taking an eternity. It really wasn't practical for me because of the amount of time it was taking.

    Later I started just coloring the pictures that went with the concepts I was having difficulty with. That worked better.

    All in all, I really didn't use them much.

    One nice thing about them is that every picture has a page of text to go with it. The text is very simplified and extremely easy to understand.
  6. by   FROGGYLEGS

    I bought mine off of I paid next to nothing for them. Maybe $5 each with shipping and all. At that price it can't hurt to try.
  7. by   suzanne4
    I actually used the old "paint-by-number" oil paint sets. Met the man that had originally designed them and thanked him for my "A"s in anatomy and master's level physiology classes. They were more help than anything. Definitely recommend the paint kits even over the coloring books. Looking at the picture with colors labelled, then immediately over to the picture.

    Worked every least for me....
  8. by   bigmona
    I used the coloring book and it DEFINITELY helped, especially in the beginning of A&P when I was still getting acquainted with the body and anatomical terms. Later in the course I used it mostly when we were covering the chapters with lots to learn - bones, muscles, blood vessels.
  9. by   Nursing N 2004
    Quote from kiyasmom
    i've been wondering if i should get a coloring book for a&p. how many of you use coloring it beneficial or not worth the money?

    it helped me out tremendously!!! i finished both a&p classes w/ a's. i swear by it!!! good luck!!!!
  10. by   chris_at_lucas_RN
    My experience was nearly identical to FROGGYLEGS'. Initially I got carried away with the coloring (great excuse for being a kid!). I did find later that when I was feeling a bit overwhelmed, it was sometimes easier to find a body part using the drawings in the coloring book than it was to use the text or plastic models.
  11. by   luckymichelle
    I never heard of colouring books until someone mentioned it here a week or so ago. What exactly are they? Do you try to find one that corresponds to your particular text, or are there generic ones? I'm such a visual learner, so I'm thinking this may help me with A & P I this summer.

  12. by   EMTtoRN
    I got both the Anatomy an dPhysiology one for my B day yesterday!! I already found things that would have helped me in Bio!!
  13. by   AmyLiz
    I didn't get the coloring book, but I got the study guide that went with my text book (Marieb) that was optional. It had some coloring in it along with study questions, which really helped me. I ended up xeroxing the coloring pictures and coloring & labling them over & over again.
  14. by   FutureNurse2005
    I havent taken A&P yet, but I already have my coloring books! lol
    I figure it cant hurt!!

    Good luck!