surfguy84

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We've had two big exams so far. I scored in top 5% on both of them (I say this not to toot my horn, just to illustrate I knew the material well).

We now have a third (cumulative) exam coming up on everything we've learned over the first 6 weeks. I find that I've forgotten a fair bit of details (like random enzymes in pathways or which was the rate determining step) from some of the earlier stuff. I obviously knew it well, but with so much new info coming in everyday, I'm obviously not retaining everything I've learned.

Is this normal? Is this a sign I'm doing something wrong and/or will have troubles with boards?

Thanks for your help.
 

Elevencents

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You can't remember everything. You scored top 5% I'm sure you'll be fine.
 

jqueb29

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i've forgotten embarrassingly big amounts of the more trivial details in brief periods of time. it's very common
 

JeBrAs

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It just gets buried under all of the new, incoming material, totally normal.