Do you really have to do all the reading? - page 3

I am a good girl. Doing ALL of my reading, taking detailed notes on everything...several people have told me now (and from two different programs, including the one I am in) that the test questions... Read More

  1. by   RebeccaJeanRN
    Quote from firstyearstudent
    We would always ask the class ahead of us, not the instructors (most of them will say, yes, do all the reading). They would tell us, yes, read the book, or no, just read the instructor's notes.

    I agree, if you know that the instructor is the same, and the book hasn't changed since prior class, its really helpful to ask someone from the prior class (who had good grades of course!) whether alot of note taking and reading from the text would be helpful. If you get a "not needed", then you can read as much as you can of the suggested readings, and perhaps feel less stressed if you can't get it all read when you're in a time crunch.
  2. by   gonzo1
    I tried to read every little thing, but it just wasn't humanly possible. As time goes by you will adjust and based on how much time you have to study try to read as much as you can. The incredibly easy books are very nice too. After all, hopefully you are in school to learn as much as you can but it can be hard to find the balance between sacrificing friends and family and learning.