As of today, all the Practice Tests are up on the blog. If you work through the worksheets, you should be well prepared for the test.
And remember to Practice, Practice, Practice.
Also, the first test in ANY course is simply information. That means, you learn a lot about how the instructor tests in the first test. That allows you to be better prepared for the next test, if need be. It is important to remember that in most other courses in college, students have a couple of mid-term tests prior to the final test. You might want to think about this first test as a mid-term. It takes the pressure off. And once you are through, you will have a better idea about what the second test will look like, if you need to take the 2nd test.
So this first test is just information. That’s it. Not an assessment of your abilities.
I hope all is going well in Nursing. It is, as you know, a lot of work, so take care of yourselves. It is sometimes easy to burn out…….. Take breaks. For those of you who want to attend the Dosage Calculation Workshop on Thursday , Sep 22nd from 10 am – noon, it will be held in room E-107.
See you there. Delaney
My name is Delaney and I have worked at Red River College since 2000 as both a tutor and instructor. MaTThS is an unusual acronym which encompasses my focuses for this blog – Math; Technologies; Trades; and Science – and of course, the inclusion of ‘a‘ and ‘h‘ to round things out. I am particularly fond of mathematics and physics. I appreciate the concreteness of math – it is utterly dependable. I also enjoy words and writing – although there were several years where I thought language arts was a waste of time.
In time – as I learn to navigate through this blog – I will be posting worksheets and information on mathematics and science primarily, and eventually notes on writing, critical thinking and study skills.
Nursing Dosage Calculation worksheets and practice tests will be posted on the blog during the coming weeks.
My intention is to have this site function as a source of support and information for students (or interested others) looking for help in college mathematics, science and writing skills.
Today, I am learning a bit about WordPress. I am mucking about essentially…. which is one of the best ways to learn.
Which leads me to the importance of being willing to explore and not know the final answer (just yet). A lot of times I see people who think they should be able to get the answer to a mathematical (or physics or essay) question quickly, i.e. NOW. I have yet to meet anyone, including myself, who can work on new problems and questions that involve mathematics or science for the first (or second, or third, or fourth) time and solve the question quickly. We all need time to understand new concepts before we master them.
So, as you are studying, be gentle with yourself and allow yourself to explore. We need practice and patience to work through new questions that face us.