Write an essay where you tell us what test preparation practices work best for you and why.
I am currently enrolled as a Surgical Technology major at my college. It is within this program that I will learn all about the body, how it works, and different procedures and instruments necessary to assist surgeons with operations. In Anatomy and Physiology, students are required to memorize every muscle, bone and parts of bone in the body. There are around 206 bones in the body to give some perspective. In order to memorize the parts of the bone being a visual and kinesthetic learner, I know that I benefit from seeing and doing. Let me walk you through how I learned the different parts of the humerus (upper arm bone). I first made a list of the different parts I needed to learn. Then, I associated the medical sounding words with things that made sense to me. For instance, for the word "fossa," I would use the word "fossil". For the word "coracoid", I would make up a character named Cora. So, using this list of familiar things, I made up a story and therefore memorized the different curves and bumps of the humerus bone. This allowed my brain to make a new path and allowed me to recall this silly story I had made up.
We all have different learning approaches but its best to know which works for you and apply it to your studies!
stephanie from Michigan