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HY Molecular Bio

Discussion in 'Step I' started by UCLAstudent, Apr 24, 2007.

  1. UCLAstudent

    UCLAstudent I'm a luck dragon! 10+ Year Member

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    Okay, I've read about 20 pages of the 2007 version, and this book makes me want to gouge my eyes out. It's actually making me panic --- and I majored in this stuff. It seems way too detailed! How are other people getting through it? I'm seriously thinking about buying the older version. Any advice?
     
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  3. goodies

    goodies Member 7+ Year Member

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    i read the older version... it was so short, i got through it so fast. it was the easiest read ever. i haven't taken step 1 yet, so i dont know if the older version's better...
     
  4. Taus

    Taus . Moderator 10+ Year Member

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    I considered myself to be relatively weak in molecular and after spending 2-3 days w/ the old version and learning those 100 pages inside and out I was able to answer just about any question I saw from several practice question sources. I don't I think I would have even made 20 pages in the old version based upon my quick look in the bookstore. Take that for whatever its worth....hopefully it will be enough...
     
  5. Medikit

    Medikit Plastic Bag Middle Class Physician 10+ Year Member

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    New version sucks, get the old one, I ended up not using the new version.
     
  6. blz

    blz Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I'm using the new version and I just skim over sections that are just wayy too detailed. Basically, if it's not in FA, I read the section to make sure ive been exposed to it, but I won't make an effort to commit it to memory. I mean really, do you have to have a chapter on every transporter in the body? lol...
     
  7. fakin' the funk

    fakin' the funk ASA Member 10+ Year Member

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    Completely agree.

    You could study ONLY molecular bio for Step I and they'd STILL make up a couple of mind-blowing questions about proteins that were discovered last week and techniques still in the "theoretical" stage. :D
     
  8. monalisa83

    monalisa83 Junior Member 5+ Year Member

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    which year is considered to be the old version?
     
  9. KNightInBlue

    KNightInBlue 5+ Year Member

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    I agree, the new one is a LOT more comprehensive than the older ed but at the same time, its got new stuff in it - mol bio techniques especially (an entire chapter dedicated to it! I used to hate this area until I read this chapter, made mol bio technique questions a lot easier to answer)

    you just have to know which parts to ignore/skip, skim, read once, commit to memory (in that order)
     
  10. winsicle

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    And how do u attain that skill?
     
  11. winsicle

    winsicle Member 5+ Year Member

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    And how do u attain that skill/knowledge?
     
  12. ranmyaku

    ranmyaku 7+ Year Member

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    2 years of Med School should have honed those skills I would think
     
  13. KNightInBlue

    KNightInBlue 5+ Year Member

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    exactly! after reading monsters like robbins path, you should get pretty good at knowing whats relevant and whats fluff - for example, that page with the 50 diff types of channels........seriously, noone in their right mind should be committing stuff like that to memory, its a waste of time and space, so when you come to sections like that, you skip/skim it........but when you get to sections like the one on hox genes/operons etc, thats the type of info you should feel comfortable explaining to someone else
     
  14. lil pook

    lil pook Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    reading it right now and feel like shooting myself

    my school sucked at teaching us this stuff, FA is totally freakin unorganized and so i have no idea what to memorize at this point and what to skim....

    somebody please put me out of my misery

    BTW, i am NOT spending more than 2 days on this stuff....it just sucks that bad :thumbdown:
     
  15. FotoFusion

    FotoFusion Giggity Giggity 5+ Year Member

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    I feel you guys. A 200 page "review" book?! And 40 pages of it devoted to viruses....WHY?

    The last few chapters are really cool, though. :thumbup:
     
  16. joe6102

    joe6102 by the power of grayskull 5+ Year Member

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    Copyright 1999, 19 chapters, 110 pages. The new one says Second Edition on the front and is copyright 2006.
     

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