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First Aid My FA is tearing apart...

The sheets of my FA are detaching

Does anybody have a solution to this problem? There are a lot of notes all over the place, so I guess that punching holes on it will not be an option...

Any suggestion will be more than welcome...
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Good sign I guess!!

Why wouldn't you punch wholes. Take it to office depot and punch 3 wholes
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Why wouldn't you punch wholes. Take it to office depot and punch 3 wholes
Thank you man... The thing is that there are quite a few notes near, or where the holes could be punched (I don't want to lose those notes). That's why I don't know what to do.

I was thinking of using glue but I'm afraid that that way the book might get glued.
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Thank you man... The thing is that there are quite a few notes near, or where the holes could be punched (I don't want to lose those notes). That's why I don't know what to do.

I was thinking of using glue but I'm afraid that that way the book might get glued.

why dont u punch holes on another border of the book,,, u have 4 borders, the typical border where all books get punhed into is full of notes in ur case.. all all other corners the same thing?

i split my FA into two sections, systems wise half + subject wise half... and it doesnt really matter how ur flipping the book actually, just flip the page in any direction, once u flipped it... just read it as u would always read it, from left to right :P

its not the bible [well, it is the bible for step1 actually], so read into it and punch wholes wherever u like and however u like, no big deal actually......
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same problem happened to me this week- GLUE GUN will solve the problem right away.
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every photocopy shop in the world will bind, copy, cut, paste, and do whatever else necessary to make the book however u want.

my binding started ripping on my FA (photocopied) and they just rebinded it.

if your FA is original book, theyll just take all the pages out and put a plastic binding on it instead of the spine of the book.

they wont charge you very much either.
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i think any and everyone who has prepared for usmle has had this problem

i had to hole punch mine and put into a binder after the embryo section..kinda worked out, i like having bio/bs/embryo separate from the other subjects
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The sheets of my FA are detaching

Does anybody have a solution to this problem? There are a lot of notes all over the place, so I guess that punching holes on it will not be an option...

Any suggestion will be more than welcome...
I had the same issue, just take a good care of it and treat it like you would treat a woman
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@Dr.mexito

I made FA into a binder w/ 3 holes and then printed DIT workbook one side page and made 3 holes in too like FA , so after I am done with the DIT lecture(&quiz), iam adding those DIT papers to FA chapter pages....believe me ,by doing this the advantages are

1. all the pertinent information chapterwise that I need to know(DIT + FA) is in one place...so much easy to connect & revise
2. because DIT is printed on one side only, the other blankside...I`m writing pertinent UW material...just highlights. So I have all 3 materials(DIT+FA+UW) in one place subjectwise.

iam finding this a blessing to revise from all 3 sources- but it is taking time for every topic...it seems like that now but later before the exam it`ll be so much easier.

I was writing this in my thread and I saw your problem, thought this might help you. Good luck.
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Guys...thank you very much!!! You are right, it's time for my FA to get some "piercings" and look more sexy...
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ha ha , don't try piercing it would tear ur FA since its paper is thin.....mine got wacky 2 months ago and i used UHU glue and it was ok since it was separated at cardio section after using the glue everything went fine except for the physical appearance....

u will have an FA that looks as if it has pes cavus or more accurately Pectus Excavatum

check the photo


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U will have an FA that looks as if it has pes cavus or more accurately Pectus Excavatum

Pes cavus = a high arch ... example the sole of the foot.
Pectus excavatum = inwardly depressed sternum
Pectus carinatum = pigeon breast (outward)


I think you meant "pectus carinatum"

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Pes cavus = a high arch ... example the sole of the foot.
Pectus excavatum = inwardly depressed sternum
Pectus carinatum = pigeon breast (outward)


I think you meant "pectus carinatum"


looool nope i actually meant P.excavatum since as u see from the photo, the book looks depressed from the back exactly like the sternum and both p.cavus and p.excavatum refers to highly inward indentation , regardless of the location ...that's what i meant ;D
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Hello friend
I had the binding cut out and a coil put through the book worked fine
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ha ha , don't try piercing it would tear ur FA since its paper is thin... after using the glue everything went fine
That's what I did... I just used some glue and did it really carefully... Now, my FA looks okay... Thank you for the advice.
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I've discovered that the best solution for a "tearing apart FA" was to use some glue and a clip. The fix is very easy, fast... and aesthetically perfect
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