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Help Advice Needed: Putting too much from UW in FA?

I started doing ~1 block a night for the first time in UW and I'm putting important stuff into FA that I don't think is in there. My problem now is figuring out which is the important stuff.... Can someone just give me some guidance as to what they are putting? (I realize that this is subjective, but any guidance, preferably from someone that has taken the exam, would be nice)

For example, the first question I answered (also, incorrectly >.<) had 5 answer choices about wound healing... 3 of the 5 terms were not in first aid or not complete... I took up like 1/4 page putting these into FA... This is not sustainable. Help please! Thanks
"You're in medicine, you gotta accept the fact that everything we do here -- everything -- is a stall. We're just trying to keep the game going; that's it." - Dr. Cox
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what you are saying is making notes i guess. I suggest to use different longbook for the notes.
2nd options is to stick blank pages on the related FA page.
3rd option(which i did) is dont write anything/write minimum in FA, and try to completely revise UW. BEcause what is important is given in FA and which is not in FA is most probably not going to be there(for step 1).

Notes -making will save a lot of time for you, but itself is a time taking task. If you have sufficient time, then make notes, otherwise read and revise THOROUGHLY uworld explanations. Trust human brains .

Thank you.
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