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Woo
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Hi ... 😉

Wonder if anyone can help ... am doing evening classes in A & P and Holistic massage ... now getting to crunch time ... and running out of time ... Does anyone have any "clever" ways to make the general A & P stick ...

Am having great difficulty recalling the information quick enough ...

Thanks [sm=sad2.gif]

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Iceni
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RE: Help please

Poor old oo Woo!!

It used to make my brain hurt too. The only way really is to keep re reading it and then running through it in your mind. I used to take my books with me everywhere, even the loo, some very valuable studying done there!!!

You could try making up words or phrases with the first letters of bones, muscles etc.

I need to refresh my memory still and read through my assignments occassionally, there is no easy wasy unfortunately.

good luck

Jan

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waywood
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Hi Woo

I don't know how much time you will have for this - but it worked for me...

I recorded all of my notes onto cassette, and then played them to myself in the car, while doing the ironing, basicly whenever I could.

I got so fed-up listening to my own voice, but I was able to recite the whole of my notes, word for word, by the time of my exam! Even if you haven't much time, this may still help.

Health & happiness

Waywood

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Woo
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RE: Help please

Thank you ...

I guess its a case of pure study and repition ... 😉

Why does work always get in the way of play !!

Thank you again ... x

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hi woo,

i remember (<g>) being told that we need to read something approx 8 times for it to log into our long term memory.

so each time i read and revised, even if at the end i thought blah, i just saw it as one of the 8 times!

i think it worked. i took my A & P book on holiday that year and read it by the pool, in bed, wherever, and it just seemed to click and i found i could recall info. i was delighted.

also, when revising, burn rosemary or put some drops on a tissue to have a whiff of... good for memory. and, take a rosemary's tissue into the exam... memory and clarity!

you'll be fine!

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sara
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Hi Woo

I used to write down little notes, cut them out and stick them on my spare bedroom wall. That way, everytime my husband went in there, he would shout out questions to me, when I was least expecting it. It worked, because I passed my reflexology exams!

Good luck!

Sara x

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rhodesju
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Hi

One of things I did was try and break down things that I did as I did them. Drinking a cup of tea for example - each muscle that contracted as I lifted the cup and swallowed, which enzymes came into play etc. I found relating it to everyday activities made it easier to remember - obviously not so easy with the cell cycle for example!

Good luck!

Jules 😮

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paulg
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What i did was went through my notes and books on each system of the body and typed them all out again in shorter form usuing only the key words and key things to remember for each one, that way i was reading it several times and also writing out again to make it stick , then i printed off all these 'revision notes' and on the last week just used them as i had wriiten down what i needed to know and my brain didnt have to cope with the bits i could remember easily or that i didnt need,,,,,sounds a long haul but it worked a treat for me!! I also used some rosemary oil and some on a tissue in the exam like someone else metioned, that and Larch flower essence, and some other oils to keep me calm !!!! lol i was sniffing tissues for a week !! lol

best of luck !! you will be fine

paul

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Funnybunny
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Hi,

I did something similar to paulg, then I cellotaped 6 pieces of A4 together in a box shape and starting with a cell (labelled) in the middle I worked my way out and around the paper across all the systems using my notes and different coloured pens. As the body systems link up I connected things together so I didn't have to repeat them.

It's basically mind-mapping - but really its body mapping. It did work and I actually enjoyed doing it becuase it was active learning.

Hope this helps

FB

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Woo
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RE: Help please

Thank you all so much ... my god, you guys are great ... [sm=rollaugh.gif]

Wish I'd heard about this site and forum at the begining of the year ... not just before my exams ... gulp !!

Thank you ... xx

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Soar
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try mind mapping . Tony Buzan's book is great for helping you map out revision and retain info
good luck

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candie
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I think the easiest way is to make it come alive and that can be difficult with some systems of the body! But the suggestion about digestion and the cup of tea is a good one. It is so much easier to remember something if you can visualise it (for me anyway) rather than confine pages and pages of notes to memory and try to regurgitate them. Also, you can sometimes make it too difficult and it may be best to break the subject right down into it's simplest form and kid's books can be good for this.

Use your own body to help you, especially in the exam! They can't stop you taking it in with you!:D

Other ways are songs, rhymes etc. Make up really silly or rude poems to remember lists of things like cranial nerves and things, there is a rude pneumonic about them and I will share it with you if you email me privately! Probably get chucked off here if I put it on. Or you can make up a story to help you or use trigger words for parts of the systems such as the endocrine system to help jog your memory.

Then, you can forget the whole subject just like the rest of us and wonder how on earth you ever managed to pass the exam when you now can't recall any of it! Good luck.;)

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ORIGINAL: candie

Then, you can forget the whole subject just like the rest of us and wonder how on earth you ever managed to pass the exam when you now can't recall any of it! Good luck.;)

Yay! So it's not just me! I thought I had a brain like a sieve; I couldn't believe that after an entire week and a half of solid A&P study and passing the exam, I could remember hardly anything months later! Phew. 😀

I'd love the rude poem too! Would you be able to PM it to me? Cheers!

By the way Woo, if it's not too late and you're not too overwhelmed with study tips, something that worked for me with long lists of weird names (muscles, bones, whatever) was to handwrite each word about twenty times (or more, depending on the word!) and saying it out loud each time I wrote it! The one that stayed easiest was sternocleidomastoid, which I never thought I'd be able to remember ever! 😀

Best of luck!

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Woo
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RE: Help please

Hi ... [sm=wave.gif]

Well, thank you everyone for your help ... sat my end of term assesment last night, the massage was fine ... and the A & P ... eek !!

Fingers crossed .... [sm=1syellow1.gif]

Problem is I now have to decided if I really want to sit the ITEC exams or just finish the course ... anyone have a good "de-stressing" technique !! 😀

xx

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EmmaLemonPeel
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Congratulations on the massage assessment and good luck for the A&P!

A good way to destress? Well, I'd say 'swap' massages with someone from your class, or better still, if anyone in the college is studying reflexology, that's the best destresser in my experience! Get them to practise on you ;).

Good luck with whatever you decide to do.

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Hi ... 😉

Wonder if anyone can help ... am doing evening classes in A & P and Holistic massage ... now getting to crunch time ... and running out of time ... Does anyone have any "clever" ways to make the general A & P stick ...

Am having great difficulty recalling the information quick enough ...

Thanks [sm=sad2.gif]

A&p for massage is very simple and just some superficial facts. But there is logic ...
Try to find and understand logic and it will make life simpler

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