Test Taking Tips!
These are PDFs that will help you with understanding your study habits, note taking, de-stressing before a test, and evaluating your study skills. Take advantage! Download these PDFs as many times as you need.
How to Study for your ATI
Tips from the Peer Tutors and Upperclassmen for Patho
(and other non-ATI courses):
- Do as many practice exams as possible! Some questions tend to repeat themselves and the content is similar from exam to exam so it is a great way to get good exposure to what you will see on the actual test day. Nursing school is about test taking skills almost as much as content.
- For auditory learners, listen and watch all available modules (when applicable)
- Make flashcards of things you're having a hard time remembering
- Make study guides! Do you know of study guides from upperclassmen? Those might help too!
- Seek help from the peer tutors!
- Read the questions carefully and choose the best answer. Don't freak out if you don't know what the drug is or what the mechanism of action is. You might not need to know that to answer the question. Utilize the nursing process accordingly in situational questions like those.
- But it is important to just question and moving on. Don't waste too much time and energy on one question.
- Study groups help, but try to limit it to 2-3 people. Any more can lead to more of a social event, instead of focused group work.