Thank you to the NYUCD Student Chapter of ADEA for working with Student Affairs to put together this fall's D1 Survival Panel! Notes from the event are below.
- Always take notes during lecture.
- Two options for old notes: write your notes in the margins of old notes OR write your own notes and then compare them to old ones later.
- Be cognizant of mistakes in old notes.
- Even if you don’t pay attention in lecture, you realize how much there is for you to know.
- Some students like the podcasts to pick up additional details.
- Take the first step and start.
- Avoid distractions like Facebook.
- Use time between classes.
- Talk to friends – new or old.
- Freak out together.
- Get away from things – go for a walk, do yoga, play music.
- Some degree of stress is good because it drives you to work hard.
- A good night’s sleep and a healthy meal can make a difference.
- Make sure your group members have reviewed the material beforehand so the study time is more productive.
- Teach each other.
- Share notes – add info that group members have that you missed.
- Go to class because some information may be missed on the podcast. This is especially important if the podcast is accidentally turned off – you could miss exam hints! Dr. Baker often repeats important information in lecture.
- Draw out anatomy.
- Pay attention to weekly lab quizzes – the points add up.
- Come to anatomy lab having studied what was taught in lecture so that you are PREPARED and can make the most use of your time. DO not waste your lab times.
- Professors use laser pointers, which cannot be seen on podcast. At lecture, try to circle what they are pointing at first. It will be easier to follow if you listen to the podcast later.
- Get to know Josh for help in anatomy lab.
- Draw pathways. The exam questions are very specific. Know the mechanisms well.
- Study hard for the midterm because the final is only 10% of your grade.
- Do the question sets provided in NYU Classes.
- Attend class and learn the details.
- Blond’s biochem book by Dr. Guttenplan can be a helpful supplement.
- Understand what's on the slides, especially for Dr. Terracio’s lectures – his exam questions focus on that info.
- It’s helpful to review old questions for the 2 midterms.
- The final was harder (relatively speaking) than the 2 midterms b/c there were lots of new questions.
- Go to class and participate. Dr. More like students participation!
- Classes are not mandatory, but Dr. More uses the group worksheets to take attendance and you will get points for that.
- Focus on the material covered in the PowerPoint slides.
- Don’t put off studying until the night before
- You get bonus points for attendance. Go to lectures so that you can earn bonus points for the overall grade. It helps!!!
- It’s helpful to review old questions for the fall semester of this class, taught by Dr. Northridge.
- Go to the optional thorax conference. First quiz is based on lab exercises.
- It is easier to memorize diseases/abnormalities using pictures.
- Dr. Schiff uses the blackboard, not PowerPoint. Go to his lecture to take notes. Also, he draws a lot, so always have pen or pencil.
- Put in time to make sure you understand the material Dr. Jeong teaches.
- Do well on quizzes. They are close to 40% of your final grade
- Dr. Sitara’s exam questions are detail oriented. Know everything written on the slides (Example question: color of eosinophil granule?)
- For the conference exam, it is good to study with a group of friends. Focus on lecture slides.
- Keep up on notes.
- Practice and ASK FOR HELP.
- Take advantage of the weekends and the faculty who are there regularly (Dr. Billera).
- Join ADEA for tutorials. They will be held regularly around 1‐2 weeks before practicals.
- Write down Dr. Bucklan’s questions during labs – they might be on the exam.
- Study using the typodonts.
- Add your own notes to Dr. Bucklan’s handouts.
- Check out old boards questions to help you review dental anatomy.
Questions? Contact the NYUCD Student Chapter of ADEA at ADEA.NYUCD@gmail.com.
Also, check out their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/adeanyucd