Any studying tips for this particular quiz?

Hey Ya’ll

I’m studying for the quiz and everything is beginning to sound the same.

Professor, you did explain it well, but my memory from that class to now has faded…

Is there a way to quickly study this to an understanding of the material or do I just for the sake of my quiz have to memorize this? Does anyone feel that same way I feel? Let me know smart people!

p.s Index cards and color schemes does nothing for me.

Thanks Class



20 thoughts on “Any studying tips for this particular quiz?”

  1. Hi Sharene,

    I think what helps out is if you can google color sheets of the muscles and are able to locate them that way. A visual representation always helps for me. Also, repeating things out loud or trying to explain it to someone else. Hope that helps!

  2. What I do is try to understand why each muscle has its name. Example the STERNOTHYROID is because it courses from sternum to thyroid. A lot of the answers are like this. Hope this helps!

    1. Hi Kayla,

      I think those were the easier ones, the names whose meaning was in the sentence…it was just when the sentence got more in depth, then piling new formed memory on top of that, I was felt like a ship without a But thank you for your suggestion.

      Good looking out!

  3. Hi Sharene,

    Something that I like to do is go over the worksheet after class, and see how much I can answer on a separate sheet of loose leaf paper, so I don’t have to print twice. Then, I like to review my PP slides, then complete the worksheet again. I re-write things over and over again until I understand something. I also say things aloud when I write something down- it really helps me!
    In addition to those methods, I also record our class lectures using the app Super Notes. There is a free version, which allows you to have 4 recordings, or the full version for….I honestly forget how much, since I bought it months ago. Sorry! On a side note, if you feel that an audio recording of one/ several of our lectures can help you, I can try to send it to you via Google Drive. You would just have to give me your gmail. Anyway, good luck with studying. I hope my post helps you in some way 🙂

    1. Hi Julianna. Welcome aboard! Maybe we could talk about starting our own version of a podcast with the recordings that you’re making. What do you think?
      Perhaps someone in the class who is tech savvy could help set that up.

      1. Hey Professor:

        What if there’s time for a review but from class participation, kind of like a game, where we could verbally recite the information but in a slight competitive way…? Kind of like gestures……well, the idea is still raw in my head but do you get what I mean?

    2. Hi Julianna

      You definitely have technique going for you. Hmmm, I actually record the lesson to, but, I think I do it out of habit, I haven’t had the need to listen to any of the previous lessons for any of our past quzzies but since this is a doozy I may just try that.

      Thanks for your suggestions

  4. I was kind of feeling this way too. Anatomy Zone always clears things up, if you haven’t tried it yet! The narrator takes 3-D images of the body, and then pulls away bones, muscles, etc. so that he can concentrate on a singular muscle or structure. Then he rotates it and explains how it moves if an attached muscle contracts.

    Also, for this particular quiz, I agree with Kayla in that many of the answers are stated in the questions themselves. If a muscle originates on the styloid process and courses down to insert on the hyoid bone, then it’s called the stylohyoid.


  5. Hi Sharene,

    Pictures, pictures, and more pictures have been helping me! I was having difficulty remembering where everything was located, but by constantly looking at them every night it just starts to stick in your head. Once you know where the different muscles are located and how they are positioned, it makes is way easier to know what they’re doing! I hope this helps!

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  7. Hi Sharene,

    How I study is from looking at the diagrams. Pictures from google helps too. Understanding the concept and the diagrams really help to comprehend and memorize all the muscle names. I also used videos from youtube for my other anatomy class that I took before. The visuals really helped. Good luck studying!

  8. I also try to complete the worksheets after class to see how much information I retained then I go over them again during the week. I like to group functions of particular muscles/ bones etc within the vocal tract together and form acronyms this always seems to help me.

  9. I agree that it all starts to look the same after a while. So far the things that help are reading the slides, and looking for 3d types of videos online. But even still it can be hard to grasp.

    Index cards work really well for me, but I know it’s not for everyone. Have you tried reading and studying aloud? Sonetimes hearing the words over and over helps me.

    I also make my boyfriend quiz me rapid fire at random. I feel like if someone mixes up the questions and just asks them to you out of order it helps you learn the answer rather than memorize the pattern (which I’m really prone to doing). Hope this helps!

    1. Hi Tabby,
      we have very similar studying strategies. I always read out loud and talk to myself when studying, I think it helps me remember the information better. I also always get my husband to ask me questions from the worksheet in random order to make sure that I’m actually learning the information instead of memorizing it.

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