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On Old Olympus’ Towering Top, A Finn And German Viewed Some Hops

Posted by Lissa on June 1, 2011

In other words, it’s A&P II exam time. Yay!!

Do y’all use mnemonics to help you remember things? I always do. The groove at the back of your tongue that divides the oral and pharyngeal parts is the terminal sulcus, because everyone knows the bulimic are terminally sulky. (Wouldn’t you be?) Some Say Marry Money But My Brother Says Big Business Makes Money – that determines which of the cranial nerves are sensory, motor or both. (The title is a mnemonic for the names of the twelve cranial nerves.) How do you know which side of your forearm is the radius side? *make dramatic thumbs-up motion* Because it’s RAD, man!!! (That would be the thumbs side.)

Any other fun memory hints for me? Especially on the Central Nervous System and the Perioheral Nervous System?

5 Responses to “On Old Olympus’ Towering Top, A Finn And German Viewed Some Hops”

  1. secretlivesofscientists said

    repeatedly covering up the labels and labeling the charts/pictures myself over and over and over again. Also, flashcards with the names and practicing quickly assigning them to the correct, erm, item, I guess. That’s what I did for A&P.

  2. Jay G. said

    A hundred million years ago, shortly after the earth cooled and dinosaurs roamed the land, I took Biochemistry. One of the helpful hints was to get a white board. Anything you want to memorize, write it down on the white board.

    Then erase it.

    Then write it again.

    Lather, rinse, repeat.

    Eventually, you’ll get to the point where you don’t need the book to draw out the structure of the amino acid, or the next step in the Krebs Cycle, or…

  3. ZerCool said

    Any other fun memory hints for me? […] Perioheral Nervous System?

    I strongly recommend writing your essay on the Peripheral Nervous System, as I expect your professor will not understand what a Perioheral NS is…. 😉

    Aside from that, my A&P ended at, “[T]he red thing’s connected to my … wristwatch … Uh-oh.”

  4. Prehistoric Camels Often Sit Down Carefully, Perhaps Their Joints Creak. Perhaps Early Oiling May Prevent Premature Hemmorhoids. That’s how you remember PreCambrian, Cambrian, Ordovician, Silurian, Devonian, Carboniferous, Permian, Triassic, Jurassic, Cretaceous, Paleocene, Eocene, Oligocene, Miocene, Pliocene, Pleistocene, Holocene.

    And there’s always Oh, Be A Fine Girl, Kiss Me for the spectral classification of stars, hottest to coolest.

  5. Been a while since school but one of my favorites dates back to elementary:
    When a jolly man meets a jolly man… (Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Adams, Jackson, Martin {Van Buren})…

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