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#1
11-22-2014
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Slow UW solving

Hello everyone,
I just started solving UW a couple of days ago. I want to do 2 blocks per day but I can BARELY finish one block per day (actually 30-40 Q/day on average). The problem is that I take too many notes, I add notes to FA which is very time consuming. I know that this strategy will help me a lot when i'm revising first aid for the 2nd time, but it really is time consuming to take notes from the wrong choices as well.
I am thinking of copying the explanation of the right answer only.
What do you guys think? How do you guys approach UW and note-taking?

#2
11-22-2014
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 Originally Posted by amir26 Hello everyone, I just started solving UW a couple of days ago. I want to do 2 blocks per day but I can BARELY finish one block per day (actually 30-40 Q/day on average). The problem is that I take too many notes, I add notes to FA which is very time consuming. I know that this strategy will help me a lot when i'm revising first aid for the 2nd time, but it really is time consuming to take notes from the wrong choices as well. I am thinking of copying the explanation of the right answer only. What do you guys think? How do you guys approach UW and note-taking? Thanks in advance
I did the same, and it took me forever as well. That whole process is very time consuming, but worth it in the end. The main point of UW is to use it as a learning tool and take from it as much as you can.

Keep doing what you're doing. you're on the right path.
 The above post was thanked by: amir26 (11-28-2014), usmled10 (11-22-2014)
#3
11-28-2014
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 Originally Posted by 10blade I did the same, and it took me forever as well. That whole process is very time consuming, but worth it in the end. The main point of UW is to use it as a learning tool and take from it as much as you can. Keep doing what you're doing. you're on the right path.
Thanks for your reply. May I ask how did you solve you world and how long did it take you?

Cheers

#4
11-28-2014
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 Originally Posted by amir26 Hello everyone, I just started solving UW a couple of days ago. I want to do 2 blocks per day but I can BARELY finish one block per day (actually 30-40 Q/day on average). The problem is that I take too many notes, I add notes to FA which is very time consuming. I know that this strategy will help me a lot when i'm revising first aid for the 2nd time, but it really is time consuming to take notes from the wrong choices as well. I am thinking of copying the explanation of the right answer only. What do you guys think? How do you guys approach UW and note-taking? Thanks in advance
What is important for you???
It's not a maraphon where you must do a lot in short time, because UW is a learning tool, use it as is. Dont disturb your mood with this fact that solving going slowly, it's normaly if you are in that moment where you stuty.
When you use QBANKS as training, it's another one, you can do 4 blocks per day

One big example is NBME, assessment test, where you have not explanations, but have a limited time 4 hours...

Do what you do even if it going slowly, principal key here is understanding of concepts, and of course a modeling , a scheme of tests...

Best wishes...
 The above post was thanked by: Outsider (07-08-2016), usmled10 (11-28-2014)

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