Wednesday, February 08, 2012

shame spiral

First blush of confidence was likely unwarranted.

After work and school yesterday evening, I opened my A&P book to study, and immediately found at least 5 things I got utterly wrong on the test. That was my score down to a 90% right there, and several of those had been things of which I'd been fairly certain.

Time to change study methods, I think. More re-reading for one thing. I've been reading the text through, maybe not entirely grasping things and then spending the remainder of my time with my notes and the voluminous study materials, with frequent referring back to the text.

This is exhausting, but if other people have done it, I can do it.

6 comments:

vicomtesse said...

You just need to get your bearings. All will be fine.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure you did fine on your test. As for study: While it is extremely time consuming and I hated doing it myself, outlining from what you are reading really does help. It also gives you a way to tie the study materials and notes you take to the textbook. If you do it before the class, you can even take your notes on it. Also, jot down your questions as you do it and ASK in class. If you have the question, so do many others in the class.
- An Old RN

Guffaw in AZ said...

Of course you can!
90 is terrific!

Cynthia Occelli said...

:) I am happy to have discovered you and I'm certain there are no limits to how well you can do on your exams. Stay the course! Wit is a trademark of intelligence and you're brimming with it. I had to laugh at your Freud/Watson dialog. I love it!

Old NFO said...

It takes 'time' to get back those good study habits...

Jennifer said...

Of course you can because you are fabulous. Duh