Flash cards helped me with terminology. Constant pointing to and speaking out loud of the bones, muscles, and anatomy on a human body helped.
When I read text for the first time, I just read it straight through. Then I go back and read it slowly to absorb it thoroughly while highlighting key words, starring important sections, and underlining words I do not know in red ink to look up.
I take my courses through an online college and I hear that many students either print out the assignments and notes or just keep referring back to them as they do their assignments. I prefer to handwrite mine into a notebook, word for word, so that I can comprehend what the professor is asking and what the goal(s) of the assignment is/are.
It also helps to form a study group in order to help each other. Many ideas come from the minds of others.
Best wishes to you!
at 7:47 AM on Feb. 3, 2009