I took an introductory class in human osteology three times, not because I didn't get good grades but because each time I felt like I could learn even more about the human skeleton. And each time I had a different study strategy: as an undergrad, I read the book and did my best in class but completely failed to learn about teeth; as an aspiring grad student, I created note cards to memorize vocabulary; and as a grad student, I made drawings and acronyms in an attempt to push my brain to learn and retain the information in a different way.
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On the last lab, in addition to asking them to draw a clavicle and create a scapula out of play-doh, I had the students write haikus about the hyoid bone, with the promise that the top three would be featured here at PbO. Over half of them involved strangulation of some sort, of course. Here are the top three, judged completely partially by me:
Second Runner-up, Lynn:
First Runner-up, Allison: