Do you highlight when doing UW/Rx?

Discussion in 'Step I' started by purplelife, May 18, 2014.

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  1. purplelife

    purplelife 7+ Year Member

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    Do you guys highlight important words while doing questions? Should it be done or not? Please, share your experience.

    I was thinking since the vignettes are longer now, it's best to practice highlighting important words fast to get bigger picture so we don't have to waste time rereading the entire vignettes. What do you think? How many of you have been doing it?

    Another important question, will there be highlighting option available on the real test?
     
    Last edited: May 18, 2014
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  3. notbobtrustme

    notbobtrustme Crux Terminatus Banned Account on Hold 2+ Year Member

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    ya, i highlighted on my school's CBSE, helped a ton and I caught myself a few times about to pick the wrong answer. It also makes reviewing each question easier because you can go back to "back pain, oliguria, m spike" without reading the entire vignette.
     
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  4. Ismet

    Ismet PGY-fun! SDN Administrator 5+ Year Member

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    i definitely highlight. that way if you have to re-read the vignette, you only have to read a few key words instead of the whole thing.
     
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  5. CherryRedDracul

    CherryRedDracul 2 Chainz Muscular Dystrophy 2+ Year Member

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    Definitely. When I tried not highlighting, I'd sometimes completely omit a vital detail in the vignette.
     
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  6. purplelife

    purplelife 7+ Year Member

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    Thank you guys. I hadn't been doing it, but looking at you guys, I should start doing it.
     

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