Hi! This is the first time posting for me, and I should be studying but my eyes are filled with water.
This is my second week of LPN school, I have 3 children, and my Hubby is military and not home. SO my plate is pretty full. I live the life of a single mom, 32 going back to school.
I've gotten 100's on my abbreviation quizzes, and spelling
, but when it has come to the chapter tests, I have a B and a C.
Which to me is just awful. I can't seem to remember how to learn, and today's test I think I read too much into it ...and just made it worse for myself.
I found grammatical errors on the section of T/F and marked them false.
( i probably shouldn't have done that) SO...I guess I am driving myself crazy over this. I just expect myself to be getting A's.
Should I feel bad about not getting an A? And if I get a horrible score tomorrow I just don't know how I will take that.
Any tips on study...or retaining information? It really has been a long time since I was in school.
Thanks in Advance,
hoping to be an LPN
Aug 29, '06
Hi... keep your head up. You're only the 2nd week in. I was a single mom of 3 when I got my first degree. It wasn't always easy but it's possible. I was 40 last year when I started PN school. I wondered at the time if I could learn anymore but ended up doing well. I am married with 5 kids now but fortunately, they're not little anymore.
I found that taking note cards and making question/answer and fill in the blank flash cards out of them was really helpful. Find time that works for you to have peace and quiet to study. If your kids are in school and it's back in session, a good time is after they go to bed.
Don't read anything anything into the questions. If there is an error in the verbiage on the test, raise your hand and ask your instructor. It's better to have something clarified. Also, I would try to concentrate on doing well, not perfection. Been there, done that. It's less stressful.
Last edit by charebec65 on Aug 29, '06