If you are like 99% of students, you are probably learning by rote. In other words, you become a robot - mechanically repeating the information that needs to be learned. Studying this way is extremely easy, especially with a subject like anatomy, which has rote learning written all over it. More than likely, understanding the subject is quite easy for you. And that's great! But the question is, how long will you retain the information you have learned using this technique? Do you feel that after two or three days you forget all the important stuff? Well, join the club; we have been there (and some of us still are) and we understand the feeling.
Most of the students we know follow a rather straightforward method of learning: they open their anatomy book, start reading the page, take some notes, revise a bit and hope for the best. Do you follow a similar approach? It is definitely not the worst strategy, but you’ll shed a lot of blood, sweat, and tears...
The good news is that there are a lot of alternatives to this strategy and we are here to show you some of them. But we’ll be honest from the very beginning; there are no magic tricks that will enable you to learn everything automatically. There is no “one simple rule” to remember everything. Whoever told you that has never studied anatomy!