We all know that Pharmacology can be a tough subject due to all the information that has to be learned. However, with these study tips, you can be well on your way to receiving the A that you deserve. 😎
Tips for effectively study for Pharmacology:
1.) ALWAYS review PowerPoint presentations before class lecture. This will familiarize you with the information before the professor teaches the material.
2.) ACTIVELY LISTEN when in lecture. Usually the professor will hint towards the most important information that is needed for exams.
3.) FIND study partners. Figure out who are the strong students in your program and work with them. This helps you to challenge yourself and strengthen any weak areas that you possess.
4.) MAKE funny mnemonics. This will help you to remember material on exams. You can also research ones that are already out there.
5.) MAKE notecards. This helps with repetition. Also, reduces the need for carrying around heavy textbooks all the time.
6.) USE Quizlets. Sometimes students before you may have already covered materials that you are now studying. They often create Quizlets, which is free information to use. You just have to make sure that the information provided is correct by cross-referencing it withthe resources you have.
7.) MEET with professor about your progress. Professors love when you show you are interested in your education. They often can easily pinpoint out your weaknesses and help you develop a game plan for improvement.
8.) LISTEN to live lectures. If your professor provides this an option, please take advantage. Listen on the way to class, after class, during workouts, etc. You will be surprised at what you can recall from simply listening to live lectures.
9.) WATCH YouTube videos. Believe it or not, there are many educated professionals who want to share their knowledge and expertise and do so on YouTube. Just make sure you are researching these individuals to ensure their credibility.
10.) ATTEND review sessions. Sometimes professors will hold review sessions for students. This is helpful for exam preparations. Do not miss out on these opportunities if they are provided.
11.) TAKE BREAKS! When studying a subject like pharmacology, it is imperative to pace yourself. You do not want to experience a burnout from over studying.
12.) DO NOT CRAM! Craming is only good for short term memory. You want to remember information long term. Remember you need to pass NCLEX!
Hope these study tips help!