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AuthorShain, Deborah D. author
TitleStudy Skills and Test-Taking Strategies for Medical Students [electronic resource] : Find and Use Your Personal Learning Style / by Deborah D. Shain
ImprintNew York, NY : Springer US, 1992
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Descript XV, 175p. online resource


Study Skills and Test-Taking Strategies for Medical Students: Find and Use Your Personal Learning Style provides techniques that identify and apply the medical student's personal learning-style to specific study skills and exam-taking strategies so that understanding, analysis, synthesis, and recall of information occur in a time-efficient manner. This volume in the Oklahoma Notes Series is written for talented medical students who were excellent scholars in undergraduate school but find themselves overwhelmed with the information explosion and time constraints of medical school. Topics covered include learning styles, time management and memory, taking notes, problem-solving, preparing for national board examinations, stress management, test-taking discrimination skills and organizing and working in a study group. This book will also be useful to undergraduates preparing for their MCAT exam, as well as other students in pressured courses of study


One โ{128}ข Learning Styles -- Purpose -- Taking Control of the Examination Process -- Learning Style Questionnaire -- Determining Your Type -- Perceptual Preference -- Summary -- References -- Suggested Readings -- Two โ{128}ข Time Management and Memory -- Purpose -- Time Management -- The Memory Curve -- Schedule Construction -- Selecting Study Tasks -- Using Your Learning Style -- Time Accountability -- Time Log -- Personal Time Pie -- Study Tricks and Treats -- Summary -- References -- Suggested Readings -- Three โ{128}ข Taking Notes -- Purpose -- Taking Classroom Notes -- Labeling Notes -- Taking Textbook Notes -- Organizational Components -- Some Suggested โ{128}{157}Shorthandโ{128}{157} Symbols to Speed Note-Taking -- Summary -- References -- Four โ{128}ข Problem-Solving -- Purpose -- Know Yourself -- Define The Problem -- Devise A Strategy-Form Subgoals -- Execute the Strategy -- Evaluate Your Progress -- Summary -- References -- Suggested Readings -- Five โ{128}ข Preparing for National Board Examinations -- Purpose -- Mind Your Mind -- The Exam -- Review Strategies -- Integrating Subjects: Organ System/Pathology Review -- Four-Step Strategy -- Summary -- References -- Six โ{128}ข Stress Management -- Purpose -- Causes of Transitory Stress -- Self-Efficacy -- Signs of Stress -- Stress Reduction Techniques -- Demonstration of Negative or Positive Thinking -- Stress-Reduction Exercises -- Summary -- References -- Suggested Readings -- Seven โ{128}ข Test-Taking โ{128}ข Discrimination Skills -- Purpose -- Equipment -- The Examinee -- The Exam -- Three Steps in the If-All-Else-Fails Department -- Guessing and Analyzing -- Performance Analysis-Test-Taking -- Summary -- References -- Suggested Readings -- Eight โ{128}ข Organizing and Working in a Study Group -- Purpose -- Some Dos and Donts of Groups -- Group Study Tasks โ{128}ข Organ System Review -- Application of The Problem-Solving Model To Groups -- References -- Suggested Readings

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