Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Lecture style PowerPoint with outline handouts. Teacher records lectures and there is a companion website with the book. There is also a lab once a week
The anatomy lab and dissection. Go to the after hours for lab too
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Make sure you pay attention in class because teacher tells you what you need to know. Practice using the companion website and it is important to rewrite the outline by hand using the textbook to add in notes. It's not all memorization so it's important to be able to critically think about the information.
This class was tough.
Take this course! The professor is engaging and provides a lot of resources to help you learn the material. You get to work with cadavers in lab and he stays after lab and after class to help you with dissection. This was my favorite class that I took because the material is interesting, the labs are hands on, and the professor is funny. He tells stories and if you study hard for the exams, they are fair.
The professor provided content outlines, PowerPoints, and audio of the lectures to help with studying. The textbook is information dense, so the outline helps to figure out what is the most important to know. I recommend going to lecture even if it's online because the professor is very passionate about the material and it comes across great. The exams were multiple choice and diagrams so make sure you are able to label the diagrams in the textbook. Memorization is an important aspect in Anatomy!
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Studying styles are highly individualized and often times when students start a new course, there can be an adjustment period to get used to how to take in information and the teacher’s style. Personally, I have found a technique that works for me and since figuring this out, my grades have improved from Bs and Cs to As in college. I graduated Cum Laude! I use a lot of studying resources and this variety makes studying not only interesting but helps me remember the information. I incorporate different learning styles like spacial, auditory, linguistic, and kinesthetic techniques, as well as other materials in addition to the lecture and textbook. Before class, I create preparatory notes in an outline of the required reading before class. I write the headings and subheadings turning them into questions and include vocabulary in the chapter. I read the objective questions and the chapter summary at the back of the chapter. Sometimes, if I do not have time to create my outline preparatory outline or the teacher does not provide a powerpoint or content outline, I will look online like at Course Hero, for an outline to use. During class, I record the professor’s lecture to listen to it later. I realized I pay much better attention in class when I am not worried about missing anything. Re-listening to the lectures has helped me recall information from an auditory style, and allows me to double check my notes. I take notes on the PowerPoint or content outline and highlight terms on the preparatory outline that I create or find before class. After class, I read the required reading and look away from the book to summarize main points from what I just read. This forces me to recall what I am reading and makes it an active process instead of just a passive process. I have tried studying where I create large content outlines and just reread them but this technique does not work for me. I combine my book notes and my class notes and write in answers to the objectives as I finish each section. I prefer to write on a blank piece of paper and use a lot of colors and draw in pictures and charts. By working with the material and writing it in my own words, I make the material mine. I like to go on Course Hero and look for older exams to use as practice to make sure that I understand the material and I do not have any gaps in my knowledge. If the textbook has an interactive website or workbook, I tend to complete the questions and assignments that are available to me as different tools to help me absorb the information. With each new fact I learn, I keep adding it to my master set of notes. Before the exam, I rewrite this master set at least once time over just by looking at the questions to gather all of my thoughts together.