Lets Move Forward….

I think the aftermath theme of todays midterm results is “Moving Forward”, first I want to say congratulations to those who did exceptionally well on the exam! Kuddos to you!!

For the rest of us, who did mediocre or poorly, lets not dwell in sorrow, if you still have a fighting chance to pull an “A” or “B” then we must learn from this experience and apply new strategies to our study habits for the final. The race is not over! We have to study those quizzes on a weekly basis, even after you take them, rehearse, lets start blogging about potential essay questions that could be on the final. We’re smart enough! we could conjure up some ideas…

I hope everyone has a revitalizing spring break and keep pushing to pursue your desires…#letsnotgiveup

I hope this encourages someone, feel free to post and keep the flame burning.

Cheers,

Sharene

13 thoughts on “Lets Move Forward….”

  1. “lets start blogging about potential essay questions that could be on the final. We’re smart enough! we could conjure up some ideas…” This is a great idea! I love watching this class in action! Good luck to each and every one of you!

  2. I think the exercise (having us come up in front of the room and explain) that Prof Lissemore did to review the essay questions was very beneficial. It made us see what type of details he was looking for in the essay portion. It also made me very nervous which tends to make me doubtful of everything I know. Anxiety sucks.

    Honestly speaking though what has helped me with memorization of facts is to simply put the info into the form of a ditty/rhyme or relate it to something I know. For example, when we were studying Chapt 3 with the Volumes and Capacities, I would walk around the house singing “The atmospheric pressure’s 260! 260!” (mm Hg of course) to the Yo Gaba Gaba tune “There’s a party in my tummy! so yummy! so yummy!” Its really ridiculous but honestly just do whatever it takes to make you remember. Ilka I know how you’re feeling. My memory capacity has diminished drastically over the last few years and the only explanation my doctors can give me is “it comes with age”. I refuse to believe that but in the meantime I come up with ways I can relate a new fact with something I already know no matter how ridiculous.

    Another example is “What is the role of intraosseous muscles in respiration?” When I think intraosseous it sounds like ocean which (in my head) is flowing out. Therefore I connect the intraosseous muscles as expiratory muscles cuz they flow out. Intra means inside/within and OSseous starts like OSteo(porosis) which is a bone disease so intraosseous muscles = muscles inside/within bones.

    Remember it’s only in your head so no one else will know what your method is. Well now you all know these two but just give it a try guys. If it works for me it can work for you. 🙂

    1. Nancy, I totally agree with you 100%…I didn’t care that I was pulled in front of the class, my brain wasn’t really there at the moment tho, but the exercise was helpful. I only wished that we could have done that exercise before the exam for all the essay questions. I think people would have done much better in their essays with such clarity. Nevertheless, your song idea is great, whatever it takes right? We could totally learn from each other, sometimes information sticks better when it’s explained from someone else.

      How can I say this without offending anyone…with age comes experience and although memory seems to come and go, age and experience helps you be more focused and determined. The brain is a mysterious thing, don’t set any limits, just keep pushing and challenging yourself.

      Later,
      Sharene

    2. Hi Nancy,

      I really like your method of memorization. I wish I had come up with a better way to study for all those terms because I feel like I just repeated them over and over and missed out on some terms. Some of the terms like intraosseous and interchondral sound very similar and I think your method of memorizing each terms can be very helpful. I will try to use your method for the upcoming weekly quizzes and the final exam.

  3. Maybe the spring break is the time that allows us to catch up stuff. Getting rest is important of course which helps us to reenergize. But after that, we should start doing course works. It is important to review what we miss so that we can have more focus on that area to ensure that we are not falling behind.

  4. When Professor Lissemore had classmates do the group exercise this past Friday, I found it helpful. I was able to obtain a concise description of what the essay questions encompassed. Everyone makes a great point of keeping up with the quizzes, that way, no one falls behind. Periodically studying/ reviewing the quizzes in chunks, instead of blocks, will help move the info from working memory, to solidifying the information in long term memory 🙂

  5. Friday class was interesting, Im glad we went over few of the short answers since that is where I had the most trouble in. Although I know for next time to take more time to study the short answers rather than focusing on the long answer. I also like how we took time to discuss our views and opinion on the midterm and share among others.

    Also Sharene I agree that is what a little to late to do the activity we did while going over the short answer. It would have been very helpful for the exam as a review. Yet still an effective method of understanding the material. OMG, Nancy that is awesome the fact you were able to make it into a rhyme and memorize that way. I would have never thought of that. Now I know to try to make connection to other things to memorize. Although you mention a valid point we all have different methods and ways of retaining information in order to understand material.

  6. I know I wasn’t the only one who was running out if time and just had to “dump” the material on the essay portion. I think those that suggested reviewing the quizzes a little every day are 100% right! That will increase the speed at which the questions are answered and leave enough time for answering the essays. At lease we know going forward what is expected! I’ve been enrolled in many classes where the Profs don’t even review well and the responsibility is totally on the student, I’m just thankful for what RL does give to us to set us up for success!

  7. Well unfortunetly I couldnt make it to class last friday, but I read the professor was taking opinions about the midterm
    Here is mines- I love the fact that the midterm had no surprises, we all knew what was going down that friday morning. I think the long answer questions were too much thou. I did not take bathroom breaks and 2hrs 10minutes in I was still not done!

  8. This was definitely an encouraging post to read, so thank you! I agree that the only direction left to go is up, and rather than dwell on the negative, we should all work to see how we can improve on the next exam. Life itself is sometimes trial and error, go with that works, and what doesn’t apply, let it fly! Have a great spring break guys!

  9. This was definitely an encouraging post to read, so thank you! I agree that the only direction left to go is up, and rather than dwell on the negative, we should all work to see how we can improve on the next exam. Life itself is sometimes trial and error, go with that works, and what doesn’t apply, let it fly! Have a great spring break guys!

  10. This was a very encouraging post! Look at how the time has passed so quickly! The end of the semester is rapidly approaching I think it’s fair to see we have all acquired so much new knowledge that is not only interesting but crucial to our careers going forward. Good luck with next week’s quiz and on our finals everyone!

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