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Question Second read or move to next subject!

I finished neuroanatomy today and feeling kind of insecure coz I can't recall a lot of info. Now I have two options left?

1. Give it one quick read, which may take a few more days.
Or 2. Move to next subject which is Microbiology.

In case I skip quick review and move to next subject, will it do any harm?

Waiting for your advice.
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Any one there to reply??
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Move to next subject bro.
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IMO,give it a quick read once and then move on to the next subject with some good concepts from the previous one, this way u will feel easy with the next,as medicine is all interrelated
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Aaaw, two contradictory comments made me confused again .
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It all depends when u want to appear for step 1 ..... if you have more than 3 months or its not ur first subject then I would say give it a quick look .... that's what I do caz if you can't recall the info then what's the point in jumping to the next subject

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Buddy its your first read.First complete all the subjects then give 2nd read
Its very normal to forget after the first read
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I personally like reading the material a 2nd time back to back. You'll spend more time, but that way your brain at least makes sure this is not just something random that you won't ever need, rather something that should be remembered at least vaguely.

The 2nd read back to back IMO helps fixate the material and notice things you may have overlooked on the first read and having just read it, it shouldn't take too long.

Others like going through everything first which I think is also okay as long as you plan on doing it all intensive and fast, so that you touch that material you just read no later than 2 months from now.

Whatever helps. Try it with one subject and see which way you like it best. Other subjects that are easy like physio, or those that require rote memorization like micro, should only be read once because you can read it 5 times and until you don't commit to memory, it'll all fly out of your memory.

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Thanks tootsie. I got your point.
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Bro just continue ur reading to next subject.. journey of steps is too long..donot try to give too many time on just one subject.. on ur 3rd read & with help of uworld & Qbank u will hopefully overcome all ur deficiency... The thing u r feeling i am feeling this thing during my 1st read.. with the completion of every subject i always feels & ask question with myself that i am not going to recall more then 30% & i should repeat this subject one more time but as i moved forward my brain become so dives-ed & feel that i will overcome when i got my read completed & with every subject my confidence become increase...
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Hi Mutant,
I'm in the same boat as you, I've finished a few subjects but failed to go back to them after I was done and instead went on to the next subject. Both options have good and bad outcomes but i think the answer to this question will depend on how much time you have. If you're planning to leave a month before the test just for memorizing and going over forgotten details then by all means, move on to the next subject. but if you're tight on time, i would say give it a few more days. but remember these little details will most likely fall out of your memory by the time you take the test so try to UNDERSTAND at this point and leave out the memorization till later.

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Thank you Sarah for your reply.

I'm new to this forum, but it's always good to see how considerate forum members are!

Thank you all friends.
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Move to the next subject buddy. Its normal to forget after first read. Just try to understand each concept during your first read. First read is not about to memorise but rather build concepts and keep going.
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