Study Skills and Test-Taking Strategies for Medical Students: Find and Use Your Personal Learning Style / Edition 2

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Each Oklahoma Notes book presents the core information of one segment of the medical school curriculum. Written by some of the most effectiv e medical educators in the country, and now thoroughly updated and rev ised, the Oklahoma Notes feature: Concise text presented in outline fo rmat for rapid review; contents oriented to promote Boards success; se lf-assessment questions geared to the current format of the USMLE; mor e tables and figures designed to facilitate self-assessment and review ; and low-cost, complete coverage of all subjects taught in the first two years of medical school.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387943961
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 6/29/1995
  • Series: Oklahoma Notes Series
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 1995
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 242
  • Product dimensions: 11.00 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Table of Contents

One Identification of Learning Style.- Purpose.- Taking Control of the Examination Process.- Learning Style Questionnaire.- Sensing (S).- Intuition (N).- Judging (J) and Perceiving (P).- Additional Myers-Briggs Learning Style Dimensions.- Extraversion and Introversion.- Extraversion (E).- Introversion (I).- Application of E and I in Examination Preparation.- Thinking and Feeling.- Determining your Type.- Perceptual Preference.- Visual.- Aural/Oral.- Kinetic.- Gustatory.- Tactile.- Summary.- References.- Suggested Readings.- Two Time Management • Goal Setting • Memory.- Purpose.- Time Management.- The Memory Curve.- Optimal Memory Curve.- Improving Memory.- Specific Study Strategies.- Schedule Construction.- Selecting Study Tasks.- Narrow Your Focus.- Work with Related Material.- Using Your Learning Style.- Vary Sensory Use.- About Procrastination—The Emotional Warning Signs.- Time Accountability.- Time Log and Time Pie.- Time Log Formulation.- Time Log.- Personal Time Pie.- Study Tricks And Treats.- Methods for Time Efficiency.- Catching Up with Missed Work.- Summary.- References.- Suggested Readings.- Three Taking Notes.- Purpose.- Taking Classroom Notes.- Classroom Note-Taking Necessities.- Labeling Notes.- Labels You Cannot Do Without.- Using Labels in Essay Writing.- Using Isabels to Construct Exam Questions.- Expanding Class Notes.- Leaving Space.- Taking Notes From Textbooks.- Organizational Components.- Headings.- Details and Items.- Labels.- Labeling Textbooks.- Indented Format.- Chart Construction and Use.- Cell Chart.- Flow Chart.- Summary.- References.- Four Problem-Solving.- Purpose.- Individual Differences in Problem-Solving Skills.- Know Yourself.- Expand Learning-Style Techniques.- Using Sensing, Intuition, Thinking and Feeling to Examine the Problem.- Using Extraversion and Introversion, Judging and Perceiving.- Define the Problem.- Devise a Strategy—Form Subgoals.- Execute the Strategy.- Evaluate Your Progress.- Summary.- References.- Suggested Readings.- Five Preparing for Medical Licensing Examinations.- Purpose.- Mind Your Mind.- The Exam.- Review Strategies.- Plan.- Subject Coverage.- Time Use.- Scheduling.- Integrating Subjects: Organ System/Pathology Review.- Setting Up an Organ System/Pathology Review.- Four-Step Strategy.- Question Matrix Steps.- Renal System Organ System Review.- Use of Study Partners in the Comprehensive Review.- Summary.- References.- Six Stress Management for Exams.- Purpose.- Causes of Transitory Stress.- Self-Efficacy.- Signs of Stress.- Stress Redution Techniques.- Developing Positive Self-Talk.- Eliminating Negative Self-Talk.- Exercises for Identifying and Improving Self-Talk.- Evaluating Your Attitude Toward Examinations.- Demonstration Of Negative Or Positive Thinking.- Positive Thinking.- Negative Thinking.- Stress-Reduction Exercises.- The Alexander Technique.- Breathing.- Physical Exercise.- Spot-Check Mini-Exercises to Be Done During Studying and Exams.- Restful Images.- Involving Your Family and Friends.- Summary.- References.- Suggested Readings.- Seven Test-Taking • Discrimination Skills.- Purpose.- Equipment.- The Examinee.- The Exam.- Pacing.- Choosing Answers.- Question Format.- One Best Answer—Positive Stem.- One Best Answer—Negative Stem.- Matching-Type Questions.- Case History Type Questions.- K-Type Format.- Question Analysis.- Types Of Questions.- Simple Recall.- Problem Solving.- Process Questions—Chain of Cause/Effect.- Three Steps In The If-All-Else-Fails Department.- Memory Jogs by Content Recall.- Memory Jogs by Study Situation Context Recall.- Memory Jogs by Material Context Recall.- Guessing And Analyzing.- Performance Analysis—Test-Taking.- Summary.- References.- Eight Organizing and Working in a Study Group.- Purpose.- Some Dos and Donts of Groups.- Do Establish Structure.- Don’t Get Sloppy.- Group Study Tasks • Organ System Review.- Choosing the Study Focus.- Preparation for Group.- Becoming an Expert.- Follow Group Rules.- Reveal Your Weaknesses.- Application of The Problem-Solving Model to Groups.- Summary.- References.- Suggested Readings.

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