ter, and, hopefully, lead to academic success. A working
knowledge of the structure and function of the human body
provides the foundation for all careers in the health sciences.
Why is it important to prepare before attending class?
Name two ways to participate in class discussions.
List several aids for remembering information.
to becoming a health-care professional. Good time manage-
ment skills are therefore essential in your study of human
anatomy and physiology. In addition to class, lab, and study
time, multitask. Spend time waiting for a ride, or waiting in a
ce, reviewing notes or reading the text.
Daily repetition is helpful, so scheduling several short
study periods each day can replace a last-minute crunch to
cram for an exam. This does not take the place of time to pre-
pare for the next class. Thinking about these suggestions for
learning now can maximize study time throughout the semes-
c. Photographs, line art, ﬂ
ow charts, and
organizational tables help in mastery of the
2. During class
Take notes and participate in class discussions.
3. After class
a. Organize, edit, and review class notes.
b. Mnemonic devices aid learning.
(1) The F
rst letters of the words to remember
begin words of an easily recalled phrase.
(2) The F
rst letters of the items to be remembered
form a word.
c. Small study groups reviewing and vocalizing
material can divide and conquer the learning task.
d. ±lash cards help the tactile learner.
e. Time management skills encourage scheduled
studying, including daily repetition instead of
cramming for exams.
INTRODUCTION (PAGE XXIV)
Try a variety of methods to study the human body.
STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS (PAGE XXIV)
While strategies for academic success seem to be common
sense, you might beneF t from reminders of study methods.
1. Before class
Read the assigned text material prior to the
corresponding class meeting.
a. Reconnects refer back to helpful, previously
b. Shaded boxes present sidelights to the main focus
of the text.
A summary of the chapter provides an outline to review
major ideas and is a tool in organizing thoughts.
Chapter assessments that are tied directly to the learning
outcomes allow you to self assess your mastery of the
material. (Note the purple assess arrow.)
Explain how students learn in diF
erent ways. (p. xxiv)
P.2 Strategies for Success
Methods to prepare for class include ____________.
a. reading the chapter
b. outlining the chapter
c. taking notes on the assigned reading
d. making a vocabulary list
e. all of the above
Describe how you can participate in class discussions.
±orming the phrase “
To remember the cell cycle (interphase, prophase,
metaphase, anaphase, telophase) is an example of a
Explain the value of repetition in learning and
preparation for exams. (p. xxviii)
Name a bene²
t and a drawback of small study groups.