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  8. Well I’m taking A&P and everthing is cramed up because the class is just one month…. Took three test already and not doing to well.. Do you have any advice on how to do better studying in just a short time??

    • Margaret Reece, PhDMargaret Reece, PhD on said:

      Hello Nora, For anatomy check out my posts on orientation and naming muscles. There is a pattern to how the muscles are named. And key to getting the muscle names into your mind is to learn the names of the bones well because muscle names refer to position of the muscles on the bones. For a quick study in tissues go to my tissue resource page or to YouTube and search for Shotgun Pathology by John Minarcik. His videos are short and easy to understand and to remember. In physiology everything you learn will be explained in terms of the chemistry in the little book I recently published at Amazon called “Physiology: Custom-Designed Chemistry” The e-book is less than $10. But the most important thing of all in getting through an accelerated course in A&P is to get at least 7 hours sleep at night. It is while you sleep that all that new information gets organized in your brain. That is how the brain works – do not skip sleep. Beyond that talk with your instructor and find out what he/she thinks is most important for you to learn. Prioritize your study based on your instructor’s priorities.

  9. I just happened across this post and I have to say, that the tips you mentioned are spot on. I’m currently about to finish the first half of Anatomy and Physiology and I’ve discovered that for the most part I do pretty well with the lecture tests, had a couple of “C” grades, but the others have been A’s or B’s. However, what gets me is the lab portion, I do well on our lab homework and such, but when it came to the midterm and recently the lab final, I ended up with D’s. It’s not that I don’t know the material, because I study it a lot as I know it’s an involved class. I’m just curious if it could the somewhat lack of guidance our instructor gave us for the lab exams? I mean, for our lecture portions, she would say such and such will be on the test, be sure you know it, but with lab it’s like the exams were totally different than what was mentioned in our lab class. *sigh*

    • Margaret Reece, PhDMargaret Reece, PhD on said:

      Lab exams are particularly hard to set up in a way that is not ambiguous. I would suggest for you to try to figure out what you would ask if you were stuck setting up the exam. As you do this remember you would have to defend the answer you are thinking of when students question your proposed answer. The merit of this exercise is that it will become clearer to you what is likely to be asked on such an exam. There is truly a limited set of options your instructor has in designing laboratory exams. Good luck with the second half of your course.

  10. cornel bazil on said:

    nmeipenda iyo koz iko vizur and i’l work with it…thanx…