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Question about Summer readings

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by surehands2, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. surehands2

    surehands2 2+ Year Member

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    Anyone have any good suggestions of books to read over summer to increase my knowledge?
     
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  3. cavgirl

    cavgirl cavalier 2+ Year Member

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    Encyclopedia and Merriam-Webster Dictionary
     
  4. surehands2

    surehands2 2+ Year Member

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    lol, how about some good chemistry books to give a head start so i am not overwhelmed?
     
  5. Kfire326

    Kfire326 7+ Year Member

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    Wow... just read something leisurely like harry potter...
     
  6. DrBowtie

    DrBowtie Final Countdown Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    head start for what? Med School? General Chemistry?
     
  7. surehands2

    surehands2 2+ Year Member

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    general chemistry, you think that idiot guide to chemistry is a good start ?
     
  8. Purplerainangel

    Purplerainangel 7+ Year Member

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    I think that you should just relax and start schoolwork when school starts...
     
  9. Meatwad

    Meatwad Reformed 7+ Year Member

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    General Chem isn't anything that needs to be prepared for, imo. It's not that difficult.
     
  10. surehands2

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    ok well is there anything else anyone recommends reading cause i just got on this kick to read everything anyone read anything worth reading? maybe non school related
     
  11. mongrel

    mongrel Assoc. Prof. Dogsuit 5+ Year Member

    If you're in your post-high school summer just chill out. Suck in the freedom of still being a kid and get the hell off of SDN.
     
  12. DrBowtie

    DrBowtie Final Countdown Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Maxim.
     
  13. surehands2

    surehands2 2+ Year Member

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    Yeah im non-traditional student im 24 years old enjoy reading in the warm sun in new york today just looking for some good books to read i went to barnes and noble on saturday and bought getting into medical school by Sanford Brown MD pretty interesting i have the last chapter to read and its only liek 10 pages so im looking for something else
     
  14. surehands2

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  15. aynrand

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    Have you read A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers?
     
  16. DrBowtie

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  17. surehands2

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    aynrand i have no read that i will pick it up soon thanks
     
  18. Dr.Detroit

    Dr.Detroit Boogie Member Physician 7+ Year Member

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  19. MDAdam

    MDAdam 10+ Year Member

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    Eh, it's not that useless...
     
  20. darknation

    darknation Rowing Nazi 2+ Year Member

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    Some good books to read (and good when they ask you "what's the last book you've read" when at an interview...)


    - The Grapes of Wrath (Steinbeck)
    - Of Mice and Men (Steinbeck)
    - 1984 (Orwell)
    - To Kill A Mockingbird (Harper Lee)
    - Awakenings (Dr. Oliver Sacks) <--- excellent read, was made into a movie which was SUPERB!!!!! I highly recommend watching / reading
     
  21. futuredrcrawfor

    futuredrcrawfor 2+ Year Member

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    Im partial to historical books and classics-

    Night
    Grapes of Wrath
    Memoirs of a Geisha
    Chronicles of Narnia (I enjoyed reading deeper into them than I did as a child)
    Biographies- usually of missionaries or historical figures (Patrick Henry is great!)
    Historical Fiction
    Just don't burn yourself out with too much "academic" reading :)
     

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