Summer 2014 - Study Habits Of Former Students.pdf - Here is what some students have told me during my teaching A&P at Lone Star College \u2013 Tomball

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Here is what some students have told me during my teaching A&P at Lone Star College – Tomball. about studying. I did not alter these except for spilling misteaks. (The following student is presently in nursing school at Texas A&M. She has a BS in biochemistry from A&M and was a high school science teacher for 2-3 years. She made the highest overall score, 108, in my Fall 2009 A/P 2 course and was one of the BEST students I have encountered in CCs. My study skills: 1) Read the book (no one ever does this!!) and at least have a clue what will be discussed in class before you come to class. It takes several times of hearing the same information before it becomes stuck in your head. So the professor's lecture should NEVER be the first time you are hearing something (if it is you are not using class time as learning are just having your first exposure to the info in class and then have to do all the "learning" on your own at home!!) Use the professor for learning, questions, and clarification but NOT just for reading the book to you. What a waste of time!! 2) After leaving class you should have already been exposed to the material at least 2 times. By this point, some of the information is bound to have stuck somehow in your obviously you do not need to waste time studying what you already understand. Concentrate on what you do not know and re-organize the information and write it down in your own handwriting. (flow charts, tables, outlines....anything that will take the information from millions of words on a page and put it into short, manageable chunks or groups with some sort of organization of the info). 3) Use any extra materials that you can quizzes, animations, movies, crossword puzzles, case studies, podcasts etc. The more times you are exposed to the same information the more studying you are doing. Most textbooks come with lots of study tools, but if not there is a school or teacher somewhere that has a website with all the information you could ever want...just Google it! It does not have to be boring or mind-numbing like staring at a book for hours on end. It just has to be some type of activity that incorporates the material again and again! I really don't have a set amount of time I study; it just depends on my understanding of the material. Some things take a lot more work than others to get; that just depends on the person and the material being studied. (like engineering calculus...i studied non-stop and still made a C in that class!)Finally, realize that this long tip sheet about study skills is coming from a former teacher and someone who took many, many classes on theories of learning and how to teach others to learn :) ******************************************** The following two had the highest overall grade (99, and 98, respectively) in my Spring ’10 A&P II course. They answered me right after our first exam on chs 17-19.
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