Justsomerandomperson wrote:Does anyone have any good studying tips?
Cyanotic wrote:Do you guys recommend any great books to study with?
For anatomy, the first thing you need is a good college-level textbook. You need to read the chapters concerning the three systems in focus for the year because A&P is just one of those events that you need to know a lot about in order to succeed. I know there are specific topics outlined in the rules, but trust me when I say that event supervisors often don't give two cents for those "rules." Basically, anything about those systems is up for grabs.
I would recommend one of two books. The first (and arguably easier) book is Human Anatomy and Physiology
, by Marieb and Hoehn. While being in-depth, the writing also employs relatively little abstruse language and the explanations are very clear. Diagrams in this book are also fantastic. There is a 9th edition, but the 7th and 8th editions will serve you just as well (and for a much cheaper price, too).
The second book I would recommend is Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology
, by Martini. It is slightly more in-depth than Marieb but also more difficult to comprehend. Diagrams in this book are also fantastic. Personally, I would go with Marieb. Martini sacrifices a bit more clarity than I believe is necessary for some descriptions.
Both books can be found on Amazon at the following links:
http://www.amazon.com/Human-Anatomy-Phy ... 410&sr=1-3
http://www.amazon.com/Fundamentals-Anat ... physiology
After going through the textbook, you should then move on to online resources, especially for diseases. Mayoclinic.org is a great place to start for diseases, but you should also look around as much as possible. Try to stick with more reliable sources (except for Wikipedia...sometimes they pull questions straight from Wikipedia content
). Online course notes from universities wouldn't be a bad idea.
Also, make sure you are very familiar with the training handouts on soinc.org. I have seen questions pulled straight from those too.
I hope this helps!