Originally Posted by sylvanthus
Ahh I see, this explains how this advice keeps getting perpetuated. Really? Listen to goljan first year and FA? This is not only pointless because the student hasn't learned the material yet to be REVIEWING it. But, it is dangerous. I have seen many students assume that if it isn't in FA/Goljan, it isn't important and then they blow it off.
Best thing to do is learn the material in your classes the best that you possibly can and THEN hit the review hard during 2nd year.
I don't know, I guess it depends on your curriculum. I learned FA/Goljan-type material in first year. I thought that Goljan was one of the most useful tools for studying for my first-year exams, and FA was a great tool for looking up random facts.
Maybe it worked better for me because I was always a "bare minimum" type of student, so I thought it was great that I could skip all of the lectures and then just learn the very basics from FA and Goljan. But it worked for me.