Tutor profile: Harleen N.
How do you go from textbook patient research to applying the knowledge to real people?
This come with experience in critical thinking. You should always identify abnormal findings in a patient once you have their information. Then, you must identify all of the possible reasons an abnormal finding such as this one could happen. From there, you cross off any that are unrelated to your patient. Finally, you have a list of abnormalities and multiple factors that may have caused them. From here, you can start to identify priorities for care. Doing this as a student will help you become used to thinking in this way, so that when you graduate, you won't need to write everything out.
How do you approach a reflection paper?
The first step is to read the instructions and the rubric to pick out key words that are necessary to the reflection. Next, you can start to brainstorm ideas under each key word or category you have created using the key words. Then, begin to elaborate on your points and answer the questions, 'what?', 'how?', and 'so what?', fo reach major point you make. Finally, analyze what this all means in terms of the future or any important takeaways you have come to.
Subject: Study Skills
Specific to you, what is the best time to start studying for a final exam?
This will be dependent on multiple factors which can include: the number of final exams you have close to that specific exam, the type of study technique required for this exam, your level of comfort with the material to begin with, and exam format. Once you understand how these factors will impact you specifically, you can come up with an appropriate timeline.