I made straight As in nursing..grad in Dec. Could NEVER have done it without tapes.
I sat on front row. My friend had trouble with the voice activated one, so beware.
Buy lots of cheap batteries from dollar store. Change them before each lecture. Don't chance on them going dead when you're not looking!
Get good headphones.(try radioshack for ten dollars) Need them to hear while you drive the car, shop, take a walk, or any time.
It's like getting free study time! After awhile you start to notice when the instructor repeats, or pauses...those are the test questions. Each instructor has her own way of emphasizing what's important.
I mean, they don't give away the farm. But, you will pick up on enough to pull you thru.
If you listen to the tape enough, then during the test you can almost hear her voice saying the answers.
It worked for me. Hope it works for you. Nurscee...happy new grad.