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feel like i dont remember most stuff!

Discussion in 'Step I' started by swtiepie711, Jan 4, 2009.

  1. swtiepie711

    swtiepie711 Senior Member
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    Sorry to vent, but I just wanted to see what pp experience - I have yet to really start step 1 studying (planning to take it in may) but I did get my review books and in flipping through them feel like I don't remember anything! And I've heard pp say "just memorize XYZ source" but then I think there's no way I can memorize, for example, FA and recall at the drop of the hat. Is it more about reviewing so when hit with a question you are triggered to remember stuff? Do pp find they remember more than they think? Just have fear that I really have forgotten everything and don't have time in 5 mos to relearn med school! Thx for letting me vent and for sharing your thoughts. :)
     
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  3. AllUpOnYoMama

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    Go to the usmlerx website and you can purchase flashcards for first aid for about $40 I think. That way you can study through repetition which works well for me. Hope this helps
     
  4. laxman310

    laxman310 TheManWithAPlan
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    Real learning involves active recall. Until you've reviewed the material and done questions, your not gonna realize what is and is not important. When you realize something is important, you will remember it.
     
  5. Doctor4Life1769

    Doctor4Life1769 **tr0llin, ridin dirty**
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    laxman, what clued you in that something was important/high-yield?
     
  6. diosa428

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    The same stuff comes up in questions over and over again.
     
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    #6 ZonaRidicularis, Jan 4, 2009
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