Don't be overwhelmed by the perils and pitfalls of learning A&P! Survival Guide for Anatomy & Physiology, 2nd Edition provides a quick and easy overview of tips, strategies, and key A&P content to make studying more productive, more fun, and less time-consuming. A perfect on-the-go reference, this handy guide is packed with colorful cartoons, A&P visuals, illustrated tables, and keen insights to help you prepare for even the most dangerous labs and exams. Joining this excellent adventure are two new survival skills chapters plus strategies for using digital resources effectively. Written by renowned author and educator Kevin Patton, this book makes it easier to survive and conquer A&P!
Plan a Learning Strategy
section helps you study more effectively by showing how to tailor your learning activities to suit your learning style.
Part 2: Maps, Charts, and Shortcuts breaks the subject of A&P into six sections, so you can quickly find the information you need in an easy-to-read and understand format.
Mnemonic devices and memorable analogies help you remember A&P concepts with ease.
Specific test-taking strategies help you prepare for and pass exams.
Instructions on how to read your A&P textbook lead to greater comprehension.
Dozens of tables make it easy to access the A&P facts you need to remember on the skeletal system, muscles, nerves, circulatory, respiratory, and digestive systems, and more.
New to this Edition
NEW!Know the Language chapter focuses on strategies for mastering medical terminology.
UPDATED information includes more on digital-based learning strategies, more examples, and additional study tips to develop skills in mastering pronunciation, dealing with test anxiety, using flashcards, and more.
New analogies and tips help you make deeper connections between challenging A&P concepts and the real world, including What's a Gradient?, Bone Names Have Meaning, Mnemonics to Help You Learn Bone Structures, and more.
NEW!What to Do If You Get Lost chapter offers advice on getting back on track from Kevin Patton, whose enthusiasm, humor, and special insights have guided many students through the A&P wilderness.
Newcartoons and illustrated tables simplify facts and concepts relating to topics such as tissues, joint movements, regions of the brain, and more.
New appendices on common abbreviations and word parts make it easy to look up prefixes, suffixes, abbreviations, and more.
PART 1: Introduction to the Survival Skills Survival Skill 1: Have a Winning Attitude Survival Skill 2: Know Your Learning Style Survival Skill 3: Know the Language Survival Skill 4: Plan a Learning Strategy Survival Skill 5: Arrange a Suitable Study Area Survival Skill 6: Plan a Reading Strategy Survival Skill 7: Analyze Your Note-Taking Skills Survival Skill 8: Study Actively Survival Skill 9: Use All Your Resources Survival Skill 10: Prepare for Tests Survival Skill 11: Use Test-Taking Strategies During and After a Test Survival Skill 12: What To Do If You Get Lost Special Survival Skills - Learners with Special Needs - Pronunciation - Time Management Tools - Returning Learners - Using Flash Cards Effectively - Using Your Digital Device to Study A&P - Test Anxiety - Climbing the Learning Pyramid - English as a Second Language - The Student Laboratory PART 2: Maps, Charts, & Shortcuts, Special Survival Skills: Using Models and Analogies 1. The Body as a Whole 2. Support and Movement 3. Communication, Control, and Integration 4. Transportation and Defense 5. Respiration, Nutrition, and Excretion 6. Reproduction and Development Common Word Parts Common Abbreviations
By Kevin T. Patton, PhD, Professor of Life Science, St. Charles Community College, Cottleville, MO, Professor of Anatomy & Physiology Instruction (adjunct), New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, NY, Emeritus Assistant Professor of Physiology, Saint Louis University Medical School, St. Louis, MO