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1 A NATOMY OF A T EXTBOOK Helps for Effectively Studying the Human Anatomy and Physiology Textbook

2 T EXTBOOK S TRUCTURE Material Organization Formatting Graphics Study Helps Material Organization Formatting Graphics Study Helps The textbook is organized in such a way to assist you in your studying. When you understand the structure and organization of the book, you will find it easier to find and learn the information contained in it. Some of these features are:

3 O RGANIZATION Table of Contents Chapter/Unit Divisions Titles Outline/Objectives Major Section Titles Subsection Titles The text itself is organized in a logical, systematical approach. You could think of the book as one big outline, starting with the general concepts and breaking them down into smaller and smaller pieces until you get to the most complex and detailed pieces. Some of the divisions are as follows:

4 T ABLE OF C ONTENTS The book actually gives you two tables of contents:

5 T ABLE OF C ONTENTS The book actually gives you two tables of contents: The first table, “Contents in Brief,” gives you a quick overview of the whole book, only listing the title and page number of each chapter. This allows you to quickly locate the chapter for any given subject.

6 T ABLE OF C ONTENTS The book actually gives you two tables of contents: The first table, “Contents in Brief,” gives you a quick overview of the whole book, only listing the title and page number of each chapter. This allows you to quickly locate the chapter for any given subject. The second table, just labeled “Contents,” breaks each chapter into sections and lists those pages as well.

7 U NIT /C HAPTER /S ECTION D IVISION The way the text is arranged, all information relating to a particular subject is kept together as much as possible. General topics are grouped into units and chapters. These are further broken into sections.

8 U NIT /C HAPTER /S ECTION D IVISION The way the text is arranged, all information relating to a particular subject is kept together as much as possible. General topics are grouped into units and chapters. These are further broken into sections. For example, Chapter 3 deals with cells and tissues, whereas Chapter 4 deals with organ systems. This way you know you would look in Chapter 3 for details about a cell, but in Chapter 4 to see how the organs work together.

9 O UTLINE /O BJECTIVES To assist you further, the first page of each chapter contains:

10 O UTLINE /O BJECTIVES To assist you further, the first page of each chapter contains: A mini-outline of the chapter and the page number of each section. (This, incidentally, is the same information listed in the “Contents” section at the beginning of the book.)

11 O UTLINE /O BJECTIVES To assist you further, the first page of each chapter contains: A mini-outline of the chapter and the page number of each section. (This, incidentally, is the same information listed in the “Contents” section at the beginning of the book.) A list of objectives for the material contained in the chapter.

12 T ITLES The text follows along in this outline fashion, filling in the details of the outline breakdown. The titles of the chapters are actually major headings on the outline, while…

13 T ITLES The text follows along in this outline fashion, filling in the details of the outline breakdown. The titles of the chapters are actually major headings on the outline, while… Section titles are sub- headings for the outline.

14 O UTLINE S UMMARY The end of each chapter also includes a complete outline summary of the text in that chapter. This is an exact outline break- down of the information presented in the chapter. Learning to use outlines while studying Anatomy and Physiology assists you in being able to break complex concepts down into their basic elements and organize the relation- ships between various body components.

15 F ORMATTING Bold Text Italicized Text Quotation Marks Parentheses Bold Text Italicized Text Quotation Marks Parentheses Another feature of the textbook is the formatting of the text itself. The formatting allows you to identify and assimilate key information at a glance. Different formatting implies different emphasis. Some types of formatting to note are as follows:

16 B OLD T EXT Bold Text designates key terms that can be found in the glossary. Pay attention to these as they are very important and are often needed in your competencies.

17 I TALICIZED T EXT Italicized Text indicates words or terms that are being emphasized, defined or explained.

18 Q UOTATION M ARKS "Quotation marks" usually represent the transliteration, or literal meaning, of words. They also may indicate the "layman's" definition, or common meaning of terms.

19 P ARENTHESES (Parentheses) are used to further explain a concept such as: add a subnote to an idea refer back to a previously discussed concept add further clarification.

20 G RAPHICS & V ISUAL AIDS Figures Tables Anatomical Maps Photographs Figures Tables Anatomical Maps Photographs Anatomy is by its very nature a structural science, and physiology gets very complex. It is often hard to understand certain concepts without some type of visual aid. This textbook includes various graphics and visual aids, such as:

21 F IGURES Figures are charts, diagrams, photos, or illustrations that visually illustrate a point or concept trying to be made in the text. They can demonstrate relationships between complex processes, or show positions or structure.

22 F IGURES Figures are charts, diagrams, photos, or illustrations that visually illustrate a point or concept trying to be made in the text. They can demonstrate relationships between complex processes, or show positions or structure. Notice the anatomical compass. Once you learn your anatomical directions, this compass is helpful in maintaining your bearings when examining diagrams.

23 F IGURES Tables arrange text into an organized, graphic way to see relationships, such as comparison/contrasts, main idea/support, classification, cause/effect, or problem/solution. In this way, information is much easier to assimilate.

24 S TUDY H ELPS The publishers have included many other features to aid you in your study of the textbook. We have already mentioned the Chapter Outline, Chapter Objectives, and Outline Summaries. Besides these, there are also: In-Chapter Helps End-of chapter helps Back-of-the-book helps In-Chapter Helps End-of chapter helps Back-of-the-book helps

25 I N -C HAPTER H ELPS Boxed Inserts and Essays Section Quick-Check Questions Boxed Inserts and Essays Section Quick-Check Questions Within the chapter text itself are many study helps. These fall into two main classifications:

26 Throughout the book there are featurettes and short supporting articles that : explain the history of something explain the history of something give a short biography of a person give a short biography of a person explain the application of something. explain the application of something. Throughout the book there are featurettes and short supporting articles that : explain the history of something explain the history of something give a short biography of a person give a short biography of a person explain the application of something. explain the application of something. B OXED I NSERTS AND E SSAYS

27 Health & Well-Being Clinical Application Research, Issue & Trends Science Applications Some of these include:

28 S ECTION Q UICK -C HECK Q UESTIONS Periodically, usually at the end of each major section in the chapter, a “Quick Check” section review is included. This is a series of 3-5 questions that you can use to test your comprehension of the preceding material.

29 END OF THE CHAPTER HELPS At the end of each chapter is a variety of review tools. Some of these quiz you on or further break down the material in the chapter, while others add new insights or prompt further learning. These tools include: New Words Review Questions Critical Thinking Chapter Self-Test Case Study Study Tips New Words Review Questions Critical Thinking Chapter Self-Test Case Study Study Tips

30 The New Words section contains a list of key words that were introduced in the chapter. Learning these words will go a long way to ensuring you understand the material covered. N EW W ORDS

31 The Review Questions are a good way to quiz yourself and be sure you understand the key concepts of the chapter. If you can't answer a particular questions, perhaps you need to reread that section until you can answer it correctly. R EVIEW Q UESTIONS

32 The Critical Thinking section builds on what the text has told you by appling the concepts to real-life situations. This section tests your understanding of the material in that the answers to the questions can be deduced from the text, but book does not directly tell you. You must figure it out for yourself. C RITICAL T HINKING

33 The Chapter Test is a sample of what might appear on an actual test. It also give you a good idea of how well you know the material. Answering these questions may very well give you ideas of how and what to include in your project. C HAPTER S ELF -T EST

34 Like the Critical Thinking, the Case Studies takes the concepts learned in the chapter and expands upon them by applying them to real-world examples. C ASE S TUDIES

35 Study Tips does just what the name implies—it gives you tips on what and how to study. It basically tells you what the most important components are and strategies for learning them. S TUDY T IPS

36 END OF THE BOOK HELPS At either end of book there are several other tools provided to assist you in your understanding of the material presented in the book. These tools include: Appendixes Glossary Charts Index Appendixes Glossary Charts Index

37 The Glossary gives the definition of the boldface words in the text. These are the key terms the publishers feel you should know. If you don't know understand a term, look it up here. G LOSSARY

38 At the beginning and end of the book there are charts and tables that can assist you in your study C HARTS

39 There are 4 Appedixes included in the back of the book these are sort of like mini-encyclopidias discussing specific topics. They are designated by Appendix A to Appendix D and include: Pathological Conditions Medical Terminology Clinical and Laboratory Values Common Medical Abbreviations A PPENDIX

40 The Index assists you in trying to locate specific terms or concepts throughout the textbook. For example: I NDEX

41 The Index assists you in trying to locate specific terms or concepts throughout the textbook. For example: I NDEX If you were trying to find out about the abdominal muscles,

42 The Index assists you in trying to locate specific terms or concepts throughout the textbook. For example: I NDEX If you were trying to find out about the abdominal muscles, the Index tells you that you can find out about their function in respiration on pages

43 C ONCLUSION The textbook is organized in such a way to assist you in your studying. When you understand the structure and organization of the book, you will find it easier to find and learn the information contained in it. This will not only assist you in getting a better grade in the class, but it will also help you understand and appreciate the absolutely incredible body God has given you!

44 Credits All photos and references are taken from: Thibodeau, Gary, & Patton, Kevin. (2005). The Human body in health & disease. Mosby. ISBN: All photos and references are taken from: Thibodeau, Gary, & Patton, Kevin. (2005). The Human body in health & disease. Mosby. ISBN:


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