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How do you study? I need motivation...

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Ok so I have been using the same technique to study since I a few semesters ago. I read, highlight, take notes in class, record, and then I re-write my notes into a "study-guide" that I make up for my self with all this info. My study guides come out to about 10 pgs long (20 counting front and back) and then I just keep re-reading them. Needless to say this becomes VERY tedious and I lose motivation for studying...How does everyone take notes and how do you find the motivation to study?

Thanks,

Fellow Nursing Student :)

I need some motivation also! I do best if someone is quizzing me, however it is hard to find someone to quiz you 100percent of the time!!!

I need some motivation also! I do best if someone is quizzing me, however it is hard to find someone to quiz you 100percent of the time!!!

Me too! everytime I make plans with a group so we can quiz each other, the plans always fall through...I always try to find study guides for my texts but the testing styles are different the majority of the time

For me it helps to turn facts into questions. I take the books and find the subjects I'm focusing on and attack the chapter questions. Take the best ones to a study group and talk it out. Don't try to lone wolf it or else you can get sucked down one way thinking. Seize opportunities to teach others concepts you've already learned, this also helps with comprehension because your actively converting facts into concepts when you explain them to someone else.

Making jokes it also probably one of the best ways to remember something. Example: why do they do a pregnancy test on admission in the hospital on admission? A: To make sure it wasn't nosocomial.

scifihippie

Specializes in ICU. Has 5 years experience.

I read the chapters, read my notes, then make note cards on key concepts each night after lecture. I typically end up with 50-100 note cards per test. I review the cards and as I feel confident I know the material on a card, I pull it out of the pile. By the day of the test I have about 5 cards I review in the hour before the test of the few things I need to really concentrate on.

Also day of test, I review questions from NCLEX books.

HTH!

study guides provided by the teachers and float by with B+'s ....beyond that nothing more I can do