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How do you make notes during step I? I have heard you can get a white board, but can't picture myself sitting at a computer with a board and magic marker! Can you get paper?

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Nope, you only get a white board with a few dry erasable markers. You don't really need it though. I might have used it once just to calculate some simple equation, I don't really remember.
 

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I have trouble with some stats without drawing a chart. I have heard that stats is very heavily weighted (like 1 or 2 questions:laugh:)
 
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I only used the whiteboard (which is more like a whiteboard-material piece of card, and you get a few of them) a few times, all for biostats questions. I think I had one basic question on sensitivity vs. specificity, one on positive predictive value, and another on basic prevalence vs. incidence.
 
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Originally posted by tennik
How do you make notes during step I? I have heard you can get a white board, but can't picture myself sitting at a computer with a board and magic marker! Can you get paper?

No paper is allowed, as they don't want people copying test material and pocketing it to share with friends, Kaplan, etc.

My "whiteboard" was like a laminated piece of graph paper that came with a couple dry-erase markers. Not the easiest thing to use, although I did use it several times to sketch graphs, make lists, etc.
 

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Originally posted by Fermi
My "whiteboard" was like a laminated piece of graph paper that came with a couple dry-erase markers. Not the easiest thing to use, although I did use it several times to sketch graphs, make lists, etc.

I got the same thing. I didn't have a problem using it, though. You aren't expected, rather, aren't allowed to erase it, so you get two double-sided, and just bring them out and exchange them at any point. I usually took any used ones I out at my break. Like antoher poster said, I made notes for the stats questions, but not a whole lot else besides writing "ABCED" and crossing out the answers I had excluded -- I do/did that alot. I'm definitely a scrap-paper person, too, so I think you'll do fine.
 
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