Negative Feedback for Revision

Negative feedback for revision


I thought I would write this tongue-in-cheek poem about the revision I am doing for an exam I have coming up soon at Uni. As some of you may know, I am studying for my degree in Adult Nursing, you can read how I got on at the beginning here.  It is a bit manic at the moment with a long placement coming up and four assignments due in (I have already done those at least), an exam next week and this one in a month.


I am getting myself in a tizzy, revision is so hard for me

Trying to get my head around Human anatomy and physiology!

Every week learning a new system and sometimes there have been two

By the time we reached Reproduction I’ve forgotten just what to do!

Hormones, don’t get me started why, do you need such a long name?

My poor head is constantly aching with information overloading my brain

Oh yes, I can label a nephron, maybe draw a neuron too

I know how my lunch is digested, on its journey to becoming a poo!

Negative feedback is not just for Ebay, homeostasis started it  first

When the body becomes dehydrated, the hypothalamus triggers your thirst.

Cardiac output is stroke volume times heart rate. This we all have to know

I’m sure that my blood pressure is rising, and that pretty soon I will blow

I have used every resource I can think of, textbooks and YouTube to start

I even found some goodies on Pinterest, great diagrams of the lung and the heart

Four weeks before the exam now, I really hope that I’ll pass

I don’t want to have to re-sit it, as that will be a pain in the arse!

(Sorry to end on a bum note, but I am all out of fancy words).


      1. It sounds like there’s a lot of information in general to remember—not to mention all that multi-syllable anatomy vocabulary. I can understand your stress! Flash cards and mnemonic devices have always been helpful study tools for me. You may want to give them a try—if you aren’t already. I’m sure you’re retaining more than you think. I know how conscientious and dedicated you are.
        I’m sending lots of good thoughts your way! 😊🌻

        1. Thanks for your support, Tonya. I am trying all kinds of things to help me through it. I agree that mnemonics are really useful in helping to remember. I will try my best anyway, 🙂

  1. Haha… but it is the perfect ending, Sis!!! You will make it. I am so sure about it. You are so focused on it and passionate about it and you are making such an effort!!

  2. My girls are studying bio and they’re required to learn gobs of terminology that I don’t remember having to learn. Most of them I know, but not from learning them at their age. I feel for you. Like you, I’m a word person, but that stuff makes my head swim!

      1. I am currently taking a break from nursing after working in the field for about 17 years. Next year I may be starting the process of obtaining my UK nursing license…wish me luck with that adventure/torture! I have been told that it takes about 6 months to 1 year for a foreign trained nurse to obtain a license in the UK. Ugh.

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