Our instructor told us about the Kaplan book. They had a copy in the library that we checked out. It goes into detail and gives good examples of questions and how to get them right even if you don't know the answer.
Another tip to add to the ones that Raindreamer listed is to take a highlighter with you and highlight the stem of the question so you know what kind of question it is.
Then figure out if the question is asking for a true statement or something false? (I always put T or F next to it)
If the question is asking for intervention vs assessment-always assess, assess, assess first.
Then if they are all interventions for the patient-which intervention is going to directly have an effect on the patient? Also, which will do the least harm to the patient--restarting IV vs repositioning the patient's arm. Do the one that is least invasive to the patient which in this case would be repositioning.
Then on those therapeautice conversation questions are they asking for a feeling response or for information? If it is feeling-then the correct answer will be feeling and if it's information they are seeking-give the information one.
For teaching always know who are you teaching to?
These are just a few of the topics that they cover in the Kaplan book-probably alot better than I have just done too
And don't sweat the D- as long as you have other tests to take-you can bring that up. I made a 62 and a 67 on two tests last semester and was totally freaking out!! The last time I had made grades like that was in HS. It took me 3 more tests to bring those two up but I ended up with a B in the class!! :hatparty: So, my point is, if I can do it with 2 Ds you can do it with one D!!!
Hope these help and let us know how you did and if you used any of the suggestions that were posted worked for you.
Good Luck.....................YOU CAN DO IT