I'm starting A&P in two weeks or so-just wondering what you found helpful study- wise? I ordered a "coloring book." Is that useful? Also, what exactly does lab entail?
My class is for an ADN program and is the only anatomy/phys class I will have, so I want to get the most out of it. It's a six credit hour course, and I'm looking for study tips. It looks like its going to kick my butt.
Thanks everyone! Have a happy day!
Aug 8, '03
I was able to do well in A&P I and II by reading the chapters, and high- lighting the main points. Needless to say, my book looks like a rainbow...LOL. I would use different colors to show contrast, and make little notes out from the text. I would encourage all students to "use" their books, and not be afraid to write it them. I never plan to sell my science books anyway, because this information is never changing. I refer back to my A&P books a lot at times, and would feel lost without them. After reading a chapter, I would go back and write my own notes, which is similar to other students writing flash cards. I never had enough time to write the many cards it would take to cover these long chapters, and you will have to wisely delegate your time. Also, I would scan the diagrams that was going to be part of our tests, and make two copies of them. Then, I would "white out" the labels of one of the copies, and use it later to practice my memorization skills. I would do this by numbering the blank labels, and write the answers down on a numbered sheet of note book paper, until I got them right. My teacher would tease me and say that she could use my test diagram as a "key"...LOL. At least I knew my diagrams...I would usually wait until the last few days before a test, and start cramming the diagrams into my head:chuckle . I would even have notes pinned to my bathroom wall (you have to stop by there a few minutes daily...LOL), and would keep a pile of my notes and diagrams under my couch, and also hanging by my desk. In other words, "You have to eat, and breath this stuff constantly", if you want to absorb enough information to do well on the tests. It will be one of, if not the most challenging courses that you will have to take. If you gain a good understanding of this subject, you should do well throughout the rest of your classes. I made A's in both A&P I and II, but I had to spend a lot of hours studying. If you do well in this class, your other science classes will be less troublesome. Finally, I would suggest that all students get these major science courses out of the way, before starting nursing classes. I just finished my last science, Microbiology, along with Psychiatric Nursing. I was able to do well on both, but I would have rather not had to take the science during the short summer semester. I hope these suggestions will help some of my fellow, future nurses...Take care people....Darby
Last edit by darby1 on Aug 8, '03