Originally Posted by Shadowmoses
When in first year did you start using it? I am first year and I just started using GT at the end of first semester and I wish i found this earlier so I could have been banking cards as I went along. I'm going to use my short break after finals to bank as many cards as possible before 2nd semester starts
I also started using it about 6 months into first year. Honestly, I think that was for the best. The first 6 months of med school was enough by itself, but now things are much more manageable (no more gross anatomy) and I have time for outside study.
It is tough to make progress very quickly. I think I have only mastered ~ 11%, but I don't grade myself over a 4 unless I really know my stuff. I try to squeeze in an hour a night, but sometimes I have to put it aside for exams. I literally type out most of my answers,, and if I am not close enough, I grade myself low.
My goal is to get 50% mastery over the summer break, but we know how that goes. I actually think banking cards over the break is a swell idea, especially if you are compiling old material and reviewing. It's a little gunnerish, but whatever,"I do what I want".