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I have one day to study all this -__- HELP!

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I am currently taking a one month A&P class with Psychology and the AP is really kicking my ass study wise, I have managed to get good grades but if I want to get an A, I have to get an A on this upcoming test...

So...I have to study what my teacher says "over 600 muscles" by this coming monday for the test, along with NEURONS and Spinal Cord chapters........... How do I study the muscles?? Please give me tips!

BTW I have one day to study all the muscles, an entire day...can I do it?? I have to use my other two days for the other chapters...

Ooh my... for me memorization was key make flash cards...what i did was print out the muscles of the body pics from google then glued them to my flash cards and dove in..good luck

Thing about flash card is its going to take me way too long to make all of them plus all the terms of muscles i.e location, direction, action. i really thought skeleton system was going to be the hardest part, but I was OH SO WRONG =__=

Omg yesss...now that i think of it...in your lab book there should be a section that actually list the muscles their insertions origins ect i ended up copying those pages too and gluing them on fc..printing and gluing saved me time instead of writing them out

Im a flashcard gal..and it saved me but everyone is different google was my bestie google ways to study the muscles fast

pmabraham, BSN, RN

Specializes in Hospice, Palliative Care. Has 3 years experience.

Good day:

For muscles, I created a study chart that included the muscle name, geographic area of the muscle, muscle origin and insertion points, and a picture of the muscle (it was a 30 page document). Just creating it helped me learn as well as working towards memorizing it. I also spent time in the model room where I learned to find key landmarks. I.e. find the Pronater teres, and then go in a 360 degree circle around the arm finding the muscles either clockwise or counterclockwise. If you learn muscles by groupings, then find a key muscle in the grouping, and it's easier to find the others in the group.

Thank you.

That is tremendous amount of material to learn in such a short amount of time. Are all these chapters going to be covered in one test in lecture, or is it being spread out to the lab portion as well?

No all in one test and one week, it is ridiculous. Idk if this is normal or not for a summer class, but we do 4-5 chapters per week and test on mondays.... and practical next day. Its a one month class

NurseGirl525, ASN, RN

Specializes in ICU.

Good luck. This is one reason I don't reccommend these accelerated classes. They are trying to fit 16 weeks worth of info into 4 weeks. That's crazy and you will retain nothing. A&P is the foundation for nursing. I would just memorize the best you can.

Use your own body to visualize the muscles. Easiest way would be to get a list and point them out on your body (or someone willing to help, but your body would be better because it'll be there during the test ;) ) until you're able to master as much as you can. Repetition is the best way to learn! I know it'll probably be boring but have someone quiz you and make sure you get it right.

Edit: Forgot about the neurons and spinal cord! That's pretty easy... your book should have diagrams of the neurons- cover the terms up with little scraps of post-it notes and quiz yourself on that. Or find a diagram online! There are tons that are for that purpose. As for the spinal cord, you'll probably find it easiest to study that like the muscles, at least for the sections the spinal cord branches off to. Other than that, diagrams without labels!

Use getbodysmart.com and select the muscles it has everyhting, its te best

Use getbodysmart.com and select the muscles it has everyhting, its te best

That was my favorite site while studying for anatomy class! There's this anatomy app on goggle play too.

I grouped and made lists, including how many were in each group. And I studied by writing it over and over again. Like, how many bones in head, then the name of bones. Same idea as flash cards, but I would just grab a notebook, and keep writing it down. At first I would remember how how many, and get a few of the names. Knowing how many, helped me to know to keep working on trying to remember all of them. I am also visualizing as well. Breaking it up made it seem like smaller tasks. Smaller tasks are doable. The larger ones are just plan scary.

I agree with spangle brown, I broke up into groups, all the muscles that had same insertion or orgin in groups, wrote over and over and visualized throughout the day. Writing them over and over helped with spelling and memorization, hard class for a summer session, but doable. Goodluck

Try the Quizlet website. Ready made flash cards from other struggling students.

Thing about flash card is its going to take me way too long to make all of them plus all the terms of muscles i.e location, direction, action. i really thought skeleton system was going to be the hardest part, but I was OH SO WRONG =__=