Best ways to study and get work done?

  1. I was wondering... Wen you get a bunch of assignment as well as a midterm coming up, do you usually study studystudy and then r use to get theory done or do you get your workdoneand hope you have enough time tidiest he information?
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  3. by   Clovery
    um not sure I understand what you are saying but my best study method is to condense, condense, condense the information. I try to type it all out into 1 or 2 page printable sheets per topic. I'm a visual learner, so making different colored boxes, using different fonts and highlighting, and placing information in charts really helps a lot. I'm a big fan of Microsoft OneNote.
  4. by   turnforthenurse
    I am a visual learner, too, and I like doing many of the same things that Clovery mentioned. I also like to rewrite my's tedious but it helps me retain information.
  5. by   Dezy
    Ok I guess I wasn't clear.If you have a midterm coming up and you have assignments due as well, how do you tackle everything? Study first then assignments or get the assignments out of the way first?
  6. by   FutureCRNA?
    I usually do the assignments enough in advance that it doesn't interfere with studying for exams. I have a planner with assignments & tests color-coded so I can see at a glance what's coming up for the next week or two. I try to stay a week ahead at least on assignments most of the time.
  7. by   Clovery
    I study first, because our assignments are just marked satisfactory or unsatisfactory; the only thing that counts towards our letter grade is our tests. When I do my assignments, I tend to go a little overboard and be a perfectionist about it, spending more time on it than I really need to. So if I put the assignments off until last, I'm forced to just get it done in the remaining time and not obsess over the details which I rarely get recognized for anyway.
  8. by   Dezy
    The thing is, our class that has written assignments that are determined in class discussion. I won't know what subject I have until its given so I can't work super far in advance on these.
  9. by   rubato
    I work ahead as much as I possibly can, but like you said, sometimes you can't. I like to get the paperwork out of the way, then study. I am not having a lot of issues at this point getting it all done, but we'll see how I feel during finals week!