APII Study Guides Page

How to Survive in Anatomy & Physiology

Studentís who are successful in this class:

Here are some ideas that may help you study for this class.

I). SUPPLIES THAT YOU NEED

A). Three-Ring Binder

B). Calendar & A Daily Planner

C). A Good Medical Dictionary

D). Study Guides, Anatomy Coloring Book, & Any Other A & P Material That You Can Find.

E). Index Cards

F). Colored Pencils

II). UNDERSTANDING THE LAYOUT OF THE LECTURE

A). The outline of the lecture can be found on the website

B). My lecture is in outline format

C). Every lecture starts with a small review

D). Lecture Presentation

E). I cover a lot of material on the sides.

F). I always ask before I move a slide. Speak up if you need more time.

G). You can ask me to repeat anything that you did not hear

H). Ask questions

III). TAKING NOTESóTaking notes is a skill that students need to practice and become good at.

A). Use the web site.

B). Use key words.

C). Use short-hand & symbols

D). Draw pictures & make flow charts

(potassium) K+ŗ in out <-Na+ (sodium)

You can also make a map or a flow chart: Glucose Insulin Š

Simple line drawings will make a major difference.

E). Label & date all notes

F). Make a note if you are lost

G). Adequately space your notes

H). Do not highlight your book the first time through it and do not take your notes exclusively in your textbook during lecture

IV). Instructor Supported Study Assistance

A). Lecture review

B). Review sheets & study guides

C). Office hours

D). Open lab and resource (computer) room

E). The Web-Site www.octc.kctcs.edu/gcaplan

V). TIPS FOR STUDYING

A.  Review something every night

B). Find a study group

C). Rewrite your notes

D). Do your reading

E). Use flash cards

F). Make flow charts

G). Reread your notes before each class

H). Use the on-line material that goes with the book

I). Do not put off studying until the last minute

J). Find a quiet corner to do your studying

K). Try to apply this material to your real life or future careers.

L). Take pictures

M). Ask your friends & family for help

N). Buy sidewalk chalk

O). Do anything you can to visualize the processes.

P). Use the Internet

Q). Find anatomy apps for your smart phone

P). COME AND SEE ME: