i have links from several colleges on how to study as well as some advice specifically from nursing programs on studying nursing. they are listed below. when you are learning new things, don't overload your brain by doing long marathon study sessions--take breaks. i've also found over the years that finding other sources to read that have the same subject material in them sometimes helps to lock the information into my brain cells. there is getting to be so much more information available on the internet now that you can use it as a supplemental tool as well. check out the "sticky" threads on the student forums for weblinks that will be of help to you. i just posted a bunch of websites for medical terminology
on another thread on this forum, but since i still have the post on my clipboard, i'll post the links here for you as well. medical terminology is pretty much memorization. flashcards are one of the fastest and painless ways to memorize. still, you'll need a good medical dictionary. if i remember correctly, you are going to be in an lpn course, right? you will find weblinks for anatomy in a "sticky" thread on the pre-nursing student forum.
- strategies for success, an online primer and tutorial on how to study for students from the alamo community college.
- this is a study skill checklist for you to go through and inventory your study habits from virginia polytechnic institute and state university. at the bottom of the form is the link to "study skills self-help information" which is all kinds of information to help you with areas you were weak on in the checklist. if you want to bypass the checklist and just go into the information section, go to this link http://www.ucc.vt.edu/stdysk/stdyhlp.html
- a list of 20 memory techniques from the university of alabama to help you with memorization
- study skills for the nursing student from daytona beach community college nursing department with some good advice.
- test taking skills also from daytona beach community college nursing department. a couple of sample questions and how to choose the correct answer for these application type questions.
- this is a website maintained by the nursing students at lane community college in eugene, oregon. for study and learning tips specific to nursing students click on "tips for learning" at the left side of this home page.
medical terminology links
- this is a free online medical terminology course
- a basic medical terminology course. click on the arrows on the top menu bar to move through the program. this is the home page of the course. http://www.training.seer.cancer.gov/...logy_home.html
"cancer and medical terminology"
- medical terminology in a nutshell with several short quizzes - organized into sections on word roots, suffixes, prefixes, how to read a medical term, and abbreviations
- this is the companion website self study resource for terminology of health and medicine
by jane rice. there is a dropdown box just under the top banner that will give you access to the various chapters of the course. clicking on the individual chapters takes you to a page of objectives. however, on the left side of each page are links to multiple choice, t/f, labeling, fill in the blank and essay questions for that chapter along with a link to a glossary of medical terms. the labeling includes basic anatomy structures to be labeled.
- this is a free on line medical terminology course.
- the anatomical planes of the body, defines terms of relation or position, defines terms of movement, and has a listing of frequently used medical terms in anatomy with their definitions.