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Do you highlight when doing UW/Rx?

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

  1. purplelife

    purplelife 7+ Year Member

    Feb 24, 2007
    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

    Jun 28, 2011
    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! Administrator Physician 5+ Year Member

    May 15, 2011
    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 Resident Sh!tposter Physician 5+ Year Member

    Oct 12, 2012
    North America
    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

    Feb 24, 2007
    Thank you guys. I hadn't been doing it, but looking at you guys, I should start doing it.

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