How to Study and Revise Part 2

Published on 25th July 2018

Exercise and activity types

The least effective way of transferring information to people is to tell them – unless they really need or want to know.

As the saying goes: ‘a lecture is a means of passing information from the notes of the lecturer to the notes of the student without passing through the brains of either’. This is why our anatomy and physiology course is interactive and ensures all of the 8 learning styles are satisfied.

You are more like to remember new information if

• you find or discover it for yourself

• You do something with it

• you have fun playing with it

• you move, physically

To revise, decide which of these exercise/activity types is most appropriate for different types of subject matter.


To learn the names for physical items (eg parts of the body) practice labelling the diagrams we provice you . Copy the labels separately onto pieces of paper and match the labels to the diagram parts – and then check whether they are right.

Then match the names to the diagram as often as necessary until you are confident that you can recognise them – recognition is the first step.

They then write in the names of the parts as often as necessary for you to remember them.

Say the words aloud as you work, as this will help fix them in your brain.


Where items can be matched in pairs (eg gland and the hormone it produces, item and function), produce two lists to make the matches (recognition). Instead of lists, you can produce the words on separate cards (use a different colour for each side of the list to make it easier; produce everything in the same colour to make it more difficult). 


This is the same process as matching, except that there are groups of items which need putting into categories (eg the bones related to different parts of the body). Again you can write lists or you can produce cards to sort (more satisfying).

Worksheets and questionnaires

On our anatomy and physiology ecourse we have Prepared a series of questions, in revision sheets and supplemnetary information for your to find the answers and build up into the body of knowledge you need to know. 


One of the best ways to learn something is to teach it. Ask some friends or study buddies around and prepare interesting presentations (using visuals, music, etc) of specific bits of information to teach to others. 


A test can be more fun if it is done as a quiz.. It can also be very productive for you to to make up quiz questions.

Good luck with all your revision for you anatomy and physiology course and remember we have a 97% pass rate on our anatomy and physiology courses because our teaching methods follow the above principles.


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