Here are some tips to help you rock that difficult anatomy class! Remember that learning styles differ for everyone, and what tends to work for one person doesn't for another. In this post I provide a few examples of different ways to learn the material! Hope this helps!
Anatomy can be extremely difficult.
Doing really well in an anatomy course tends to be uncommon for many university students, why? I’ve found that the amount of detailed material makes it very difficult to just memorize, which means that finding a new way to learn it is necessary. In this post I’ve outlined 6 tips to help you ace your course depending on how you learn best. Remember that no one person learns the same, and finding out which type of learner you are can be really helpful when choosing how to study. Here’s a quiz from educationplanner.org to help you determine your learning style!
6 Tips to Rock Anatomy Based on Your Learning Style
There are 7 major types of learners and learning styles which are:
You can find a detailed description of each here https://www.learndash.com/7-major-learning-styles-which-one-is-you/
Here are 6 tips to help you ace anatomy and the learning style corresponding with it!
#1) Create Your Own Diagrams and Mind Maps
Creating diagrams and mind maps from scratch really helps to visualize the material and understand what is going on.
Check out this awesome diagram created by Mindofamedstudent!
This tip is for visual, physical, logical and solitary learners
#2) Make Acronyms and Mnemonics
Making phrases is a great way to remember long processes and difficult things to memorize, usually the first thing to pop in your head is a great place to start. Personalizing the material is always helpful when memorizing.
This tip is for aural, verbal, and solitary learners
#3) Research Related Articles and Videos
Watching videos and reading articles on the subject you are learning is a great way to apply your learning to real life concepts. It also is an awesome way to understand those tricky anatomy concepts that you might need a little extra help with.
This tip is for visual, aural, logical, and solitary learners
#4) Find Someone to Teach it to
This can be anyone from a friend, your mom, a classmate, or even your dog! Teaching something to another person is an excellent way to test your knowledge on the subject as well as remember the conversation better for memorization.
This tip is for verbal and social learners
#5) Write Down Your Questions
Making post it notes or having a separate page for questions you have while studying is essential. Come back to it after every chapter, use it to make study questions, and answer them as you go! If the question is really difficult, or your not sure you have the correct answer, make use of your professor’s office hours.
This tip is for visual, logical, social and/or solitary learners
#6) Take the Time to Learn the Material
The best tip I ever received in regards to a difficult course was to just put in the effort to learn it. Put in the work and you will be rewarded!
Thanks for checking out my blog and the tips provided! If you would like to look at some more tips of what I’ve learned through University so far, check out my post http://lifeofakinesiologystudent.com/index.php/2017/07/28/5-things-ive-learned-in-university-so-far/
Good luck in your course and ace that class!
Written by Life of A Kinesiology Student