First Aid: spiral bound or 3 hole punched in binder?

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Should I spiral bind my First Aid or 3 hole punch it into a 3 ring binder?

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  1. StevensBibi

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    hi,

    I just wanted some feedback/advice on which method I should use to organize my First Aid book

    thanks
     
  2. Pacna

    Pacna Dyslexics, untie!
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    You're pre-medical?

    Neither.
     
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    3 ring. You can take out a section and not carry the whole thing depending. And you can reorder it make photocopies etc better if it's not spiral bound.

    You can add pages of notes in between sheets. Etc

    No question 3 ring gives most options
     
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    3 ring...when you need to memorize the immunodeficiencies (again), or whatever for Step 2CK, just take those two pages out and there's your resource.
     
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    First Aid for Step 2 CK was dumb.

    For CS it was helpful (blasphemy to study for it I know)
     
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    No PDF option? Because that's obviously the right answer here.
     
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    I just let my FA come apart from the binding over the course of the year....wasn't sure which was falling apart more by the end, my FA or me.

    But, I support spiral. My roommate spiraled his FA and it looked a lot cleaner and less bulky than a binder to me. I imagine those pages could tear easily from the binder holes too. It depends on your needs I guess. I liked having the whole book with me, I rarely felt the need to take out a chapter, so a binder wouldn't have helped me much. But if that's something you wanna do, then binder might be your best bet.
     
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    No sorry, I'm a med student. Just hadn't updated my status.
     
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    You could always be a big spender and get the one with real binding. Cuz, you know, real binding...
     
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    My friends and I cared enough to have a chat about it IRL and I read some threads on SDN some years back. And the med school had a handout that mentioned the idea of unbinding and methods of rebinding, and there was panel from upperclassmen on Step 1 study tips and it was mentioned.

    So after the investment of a total of 20 min of my life re: First Aid binding I made a decision that gave me an experience satisfactory enough for 1 month of my life for arguably one of the most important tests of my career to recommend to others via a post I saw on SDN.

    And then you cared enough to come to this thread and ask who cares.

    Irony?
     
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    I came here because this time is expendable to me. I'd be curious to see the data of whether the first aid in a binder or in a spiralbound made a difference in scores. I'm guessing it doesn't give a mother****
     
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    If only we had those same upperclassemen to have a spiral notebook and take step one?! Who knows? they could have gotten 1500?!?!?!?!?!
     
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    3 hole = untucked scrubs and danskos

    Spiral = tucked and nikes

    Don't be sloppy out there. Get it spiral bound.
     
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    I'm untucked and nikes, bi-atch. 3 ringed. Sloppy as **** and loving it

    Spiral or 3 hole is all about experience, and that isn't always what number you score

    and are we talking about Step Prep or something else??
    ;)
     
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    What's the benefit of getting it spiral bound over just leaving it as is? Does the spine start giving problems after a ton of use?
     
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