- Complete assigned reading prior to the inclass discussion
- Take notes in Cornell Note format as you read
- Pay particular attention to bold faced words and classifications
- After reading a topic, review your notes and write your summary
- Make note of anything you do not understand and ask about it in class
- Complete as much of the study guide as you can after reading the text and the in class discussion
- Fill in any items that you cannot do, by looking them up in the textbook or your notes
- After completing the study guide check your responses with the key
- Stay on task during lab activities doing that which is assigned each day
- Read and take notes on the lab manual when assigned.
- Reference the lab manual, atlas or textbook when identifying tissues under the microscope. Look to see what the tissue should look like before you start drawing.
- Ask if you do not obtain the results you are supposed to.
- Read through the essay questions early in the unit.
- As you read about the essay topics in the textbook and learn in class, takes notes of what you want to include in your essay
- Check the essay grading rubric and compose your first draft
- Finalize your essay, making certain you have completely answered the questions and included examples and applications
- Follow the lecture with your completed Cornell Notes
- Highlight or add to your notes those topics that you did not include or those that are important
- Ask questions and actively listen
- it is helpful to review your notes after the lecture as well
- Actively take part in classroom review activities.
- Try to complete the activities without the assistance of your notes.
- Check your notes or ask when you do not know an answer
- Check the objectives for each unit. Can you perform the listed objective?
- Review Cornell Notes and summaries. If you cannot explain the concept, review the material in the textbook.
- Check your study guide with the study guide key. Review those items that you missed.
- Review lab handouts. Topics that are covered in the study guide and the lab are important.
- Go through the review questions at the end of the chapter. This is a great overview of the content.
- Practice labelling the diagrams. Can you identify the major structures?