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Unhappy Forgeting the previous chapter with each new chapter!

I am about to ask a very stupid question but I don't know whom to ask so here I am asking.

Actually I am doing my anatomy Kaplan book right now. So when I reach a new chapter I forget the previous one!

Do I need to learn everything by heart before doing Kaplan Qbank or should I start doing Qbank after giving 1 or 2 readings to Kaplan Notes?

Is the first reading of Kaplan notes very imp or could I start doing Qbank and then I focus on those areas where I feel my weak points. I really don't know what to do

Second do I need to study so deeply that I need to remember everything even nerves arteries ... etc etc

Right Now I am doing my work also and its getting very hectic to study with internship I really don't know what to do Should I start doing questions and learn things from them I just cannot concentrate on notes first reading.
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Feeling of forgetting is a normal phase throughout your Step 1 preparation. Do not let it to discourage you. Read this article USMLE Forgetfulness Syndrome!

Doing questions will let you consolidate the knowledge and help you navigate as you go along. However, I don't recommend doing questions before finishing at least one reading of Kaplan Notes. Because otherwise the questions will be another headache for you as you'll see yourself not answering efficiently.

Kaplan Notes certainly needs more than one reading. With your second and perhaps third reading you'll find yourself in a much better shape and you'll be able to correlate knowledge points among the different books. As for how many times you need to repeat Kaplan notes it really depends on your grasp and memorization capacity and you might want to look at this thread/poll
How many times to repeat Kaplan

Yes, you need to memorize all the nerves and arteries. These small things will make the difference between 85 and 95 scores.

We also have discussed this with you before here
Should we memorize Kaplan?
Did you forget that also just joking
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Thanks sir u were rt i went on to have 3 reading only of a 2chapter and i grasp it better i guess i just got scared and tiredness of work ur advice ill follow yeah i remember ur discussion about notes its just i thought how come i remember each 7 books word by word i thought few chapter need more imp than other
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Also like you I am reading Kaplan 1-st time, I feel like I didn't read it, but I continue to do it and with new chapter I sometimes look back and repeat. It is alvays difficult to begin.

P.S.: I am from Ukraine, and 1-st year here I have studyed English.

Good luck!!!
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Also like you I am reading Kaplan 1-st time, I feel like I didn't read it, but I continue to do it and with new chapter I sometimes look back and repeat. It is alvays difficult to begin.

P.S.: I am from Ukraine, and 1-st year here I have studyed English.

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i'am studying in ukraine too and preparing for step 1
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hey my opinion is revising once again the next day wat u learnt last day.... once revising the next day... u will be able to retain longer
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hey my opinion is revising once again the next day wat u learnt last day.... once revising the next day... u will be able to retain longer
That's what Gunner Training is talking about. They will "space" the retention of information via flash cards and questions.
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That's what Gunner Training is talking about. They will "space" the retention of information via flash cards and questions.
and thats what im trying to score here (a free 6mth subscription) this will help me so much. i know it!
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Hey Guys!

This forgetting problem is one of the main reasons we started Gunner Training! See http://www.gunnertraining.com/medical_education/problem to see how this problem negatively impacts patient care!

Sadly, the forgetting problem not only hurts your exam scores and patients, but also wastes precious time! Think about it: if you review something too early you waste time. If you review it too late you waste even more time because you have to relearn it. If you repeatedly review it right before you forget it you maximize the efficiency of your time AND you enhance the conversion into long-term memory! They have even isolated the protein associated with this "spacing effect" at Cold Spring Harbor lab last year.

To watch and listen to our Founder -- Dr. Frank Lau, a plastic surg resident at MGH -- give a brief presentation discussing the problem, check this out: http://www.slideshare.net/bcwill/mem...education-v3-1

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