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Thread: My thoughts: From SEM 1 to COMP pass

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    My thoughts: From SEM 1 to COMP pass

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    Do NOT study from first aid.
    • First Aid is a review book, which means it does not cover all background knowledge bc the authors assume you know it. That's what makes it "high yield".
    • Don't buy one until the end of Sem 3x or Sem 4 to use for COMP study.


    Do NOT use the term High Yield
    • Every day I heard "ohh that is so High Yield" or "need to know that it's High Yield"
    • Trust me you don't know what is "high yield" until you're studying for STEP. Assume every thing on lecture slides is high yield and you'll get higher exam scores.


    Use a Timer when studying
    • Put one on your computer or use your phone.
    • Set it for 10 hours, 12 hours, whatever you decide to study that day.
    • Let it run when you're studying.
    • Stop it when you're wasting time like when you're on Facebook, iMessage, taking a break, etc.
    • You'll see someone in the library on Facebook/iMessage for 30 minutes, study for 30 minutes and when you ask them how much they studied they'll say "I studied for 1 hour"
    • Like the gym, simply sitting their will not get you into shape, so when you're in the library treat it like your work space and study.


    QBanks
    • WebPath: use this for regular exam assessment, the exam q's may or may not be like these questions but its a good way to find knowledge gaps
    • Goljan qbank: see Webpath
    • Robbins q's: see Webpath
    • UsmleRx: use this for NBME exams, do all topics for these exams bc there will be anatomy/physio/Bchm q's on the exams not just Pathology and Pharm
    • Becker qbank: use this for the 2 week COMP study time
    • UWorld: use this for STEP study


    Rossip
    • If you're the listener: pretend to listen not to be rude but walk away not remembering anything they said.
    • If you're the talker: please stop, there's no Ross conspiracy to fail students or Professors making sure X amt of students repeat.


    Partying and Drinking
    • Save it for breaks. You're on an island with no fun bars and beer tastes terrible.


    That's all I got so far.


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    Well said!

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    very good advice ! much needed on this forum .

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    wow, thanks allot, the timer thing is genius i wish i had done that before, well i got a couple of more days to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lines View Post
    wow, thanks allot, the timer thing is genius i wish i had done that before, well i got a couple of more days to do it.
    Good luck Lines !!!

    let us know how was it.

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