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Help How to go fast through Pharmacology DVDs

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I am so worried about the pharmacology DVDs taking too much time, how can I go fast thru it
tell me a good way to do DVDs?
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You may try what worked for me.

Increase the speed of playback in VLC player to about 1.5x. Believe me, after 5min or so you get used to it and video gets over far more quickly.

The other thing I do is read the chap before I start the video, that way I don't waste time annotating things that may be written in a later part of the text (In KLN it happens quite often that faculty refer to a later section early in the video)

Good luck preparing!
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You may try what worked for me.

Increase the speed of playback in VLC player to about 1.5x. Believe me, after 5min or so you get used to it and video gets over far more quickly.

The other thing I do is read the chap before I start the video, that way I don't waste time annotating things that may be written in a later part of the text (In KLN it happens quite often that faculty refer to a later section early in the video)

Good luck preparing!
I have completed pharmacology dvds, now doing qbank online which has 65 blocks and 15days left, with explanation if i do 5 blocks each day then i can reach to mine target to complete qbank otherwise i will loss mine 99$ , but dont know how i will go thru it with fast speed , without editing it in lectures notes it might be useless
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I have completed pharmacology dvds, now doing qbank online which has 65 blocks and 15days left, with explanation if i do 5 blocks each day then i can reach to mine target to complete qbank otherwise i will loss mine 99$ , but dont know how i will go thru it with fast speed , without editing it in lectures notes it might be useless
Congrats for finishing Pharm!
You can pay more attention to the ones you got wrong. mark the questions you realize are more problematic and then when you review just pay more attention to them and skim through the rest.
Alternatively you can extend your subscription a few days

Keep at it.. You are doing good.
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have you done with qbank online?
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Congrats for finishing Pharm!
You can pay more attention to the ones you got wrong. mark the questions you realize are more problematic and then when you review just pay more attention to them and skim through the rest.
Alternatively you can extend your subscription a few days

Keep at it.. You are doing good.
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I have completed pharmacology dvds, now doing qbank online which has 65 blocks and 15days left, with explanation if i do 5 blocks each day then i can reach to mine target to complete qbank otherwise i will loss mine 99$ , but dont know how i will go thru it with fast speed , without editing it in lectures notes it might be useless
Did you watch them 1.5x??? How many days did you use?
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Did you watch them 1.5x??? How many days did you use?

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Increase the speed of playback in VLC player to about 1.5x. Believe me, after 5min or so you get used to it and video gets over far more quickly.

The other thing I do is read the chap before I start the video, that way I don't waste time annotating things that may be written in a later part of the text (In KLN it happens quite often that faculty refer to a later section early in the video)


drssbaz is saying right but i didnt used VLC player,and you must read the chapter or book before start the dvds,because things are writen in starting or later part of lecture notes..read the chapter with fast speed and then do dvds...
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have you done with qbank online?
I'm doing it currently. Both UW and Kaplan Qbank online simultaneously in Random Timed Test mode. Only just started on 11/05 but was very disturbed due to unavoidable travel. Done with 4% on both tests and getting very low scores as well but I haven't started FA yet and have done only one reading of KLN.

I have posted a new thread Test Aug 29: 14 Wks to go: next 7 days' schedule with my revised schedule.
Check it out and do tell me if I can improve on it.
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