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Old 06-03-2012
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First Aid Annotating FA

Hello people,

I'm in the middle of doing my FA. To those who've done it well, what chapters did you annotate most heavily in FA? And was it because FA was deficient in it, or cause the chapter was hi-yield? I know we all have our own way of looking at it, but did you feel some systems/chapters needed more referencing from Kaplan etc? I'd be grateful for the help!
Plus, how helpful was FA in doing well in the NBME??
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My plan ever since i started with this stupid exam months ago, was to end up with a FA that contained everything i could ever need for the exam.

I annotated UW extensively, and Kaplans lightly. So that in the month or two leading up to my exam, all i would read was FA.

What you annotate depends on what you find important for you to fill in the gaps in FA (and your mind).

P.S. some people don't like this way, and just keep reading all the other sources (e.g. kaplans) till the day of the exam.
However, my method is ending up with a HY concise book to revise before the exam.

Btw, annotate using a pencil! Bcoz later during your prep, you'll feel like the stuff you annotated in the beginning is too simple to be worthy of annotation.
Each time i do FA i erase alot of stuff, and add other stuff.
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Thanks! In which case, I should stop annotating with different pens, cause I've just started the book. :P Gots to stop doing that now!

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