Flash cards for studying.

  1. I know there have been quite a few posts on studying tips but i need some help with this. I just started Intro to Human Biology and its an 8 week class so its alot of information in a short period of time. I started making flashcards and its just taking forever! I'm not even finished with the first chapter yet. Does anyone have any ideas on studying or making these flashcards? Thanks!
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  3. by   stressgal
    Flashcards do take time, but I always looked at writing thenm out as part of my study. I only made flash cards from my notes though. There was a lot in the book that we didn't test on.

    For picture flashcards during anatomy and physiology I utilized a great web anatomy web site


    It contains practice tests. I would fill in the correct answers, print and then cut out the boxes and pasted onto index cards. This will make more sense if you visit the page. My classmates loved the cards when we had study groups.

    Good luck!
  4. by   purplemania
    I agree that the cards ought to come from notes. There is TOO MUCH to memorize, otherwise. My theory is, unless the instructor tells you to study something not covered in lecture, I focus on the lecture. If I can remember that info I will pass. The rest of the book I use for reference. In fact, my last year of nursing school I did not even buy the books. I just used lecture material. Made A's & B's and passed NCLEX first try. There is no way you can memorize the whole book.
  5. by   twarlik
    I never made flashcards. They take too much time. What I did for anatomy was I wrote my notes on one side of the page only. This left a blank page opposite of every page of notes. I then could write myself questions on that blank page that related to material in the notes. It helped me a lot and it saved me the headache of making flashcards.