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Don't make the same mistake I made.

I started with Lippincott, and read the ALL chapters for Carb, Lipid, Protein, and Nucleic Acid Metabolism. I wrote 'extensive' notes, and studied it comprehensively.

Currently, I have just started doing biochemistry from Kaplan. Browsed through the sections on METABOLISM in that book, and just started watching the Kaplan videos. My Jaw literally dropped when he said:

"for glycolysis, you just need to know the 3 main enzymes involved". there i was, studying all the pathways, enzymes, and everything. i have no idea how the rest of metabolism will be, but i'm willing to bet that i OVERSTUDIED/REVIEWED from lippincott.

If i were to do it again, i would have read kaplan first, and then whatever i needed clarrification on, or better understanding, i would have gone to lippincott or something. i was actually pretty crazy back then when i first started reading biochem, i even contemplated using harpers infact!!!!!

please don't make the same mistake i made. i know that you will be temped to read lippincot (or maybe ur smarter than me, and won't), but i HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY recommend sticking with kaplan for biochem, because so far it has been superb!
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Have you done Kaplan physio yet? Everyone raves about Conrad Fischer, but to me he seems a little wordy in his explanations and his antics could get tiring. I'm deciding whether to watch him or use Kaplan Classroom Anywhere with Britt Wilson.
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Let 's say .. I 'm ZERO at Biochemistry...
do u recommend to read kaplan and see video to make things easier or what?
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Let 's say .. I 'm ZERO at Biochemistry...
do u recommend to read kaplan and see video to make things easier or what?
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yup highly recommend to go with kaplan

i had no clue when i started biochem, now i understood every damn thing that never made sense

thanks to kaplan
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Let 's say .. I 'm ZERO at Biochemistry...
do u recommend to read kaplan and see video to make things easier or what?
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Everything you need know for biochem is written in Kaplan. I began, let's say, from zero, but now I know biochem and can correlate pathways with different subjects. Just stick to Kaplan notes + videos. Good luck!
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Have you done Kaplan physio yet? Everyone raves about Conrad Fischer, but to me he seems a little wordy in his explanations and his antics could get tiring. I'm deciding whether to watch him or use Kaplan Classroom Anywhere with Britt Wilson.
i actually did physio with costanzo, but that's mainly because i fell in love with the book (the big book, not brs). its my favorite books, but i also wouldn't recommend it, unless you have lots of time. it definitely goes over a lot of detail. if i were you, i'd look into the BRS physio (same author).

as far as kaplan physio, i think costanzo complements the kaplan nicely. kaplan seems to be more clinically oriented, which is good. i am also not a big fan of conrad fischer. just not my studying style, i find him very repetitive when he doesn't need to be, so i actually find him boring tbh.
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Let 's say .. I 'm ZERO at Biochemistry...
do u recommend to read kaplan and see video to make things easier or what?
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that's exactly what i recommend, and that's what i'm doing right now. i think the biochemistry for kaplan (vid and lecture notes) are absolutely terriffic. you can tell that they had the intention of making everything flow, and giving you a nice comprehensive overview of everything. i'm going to trust kaplan lecturer's when they say what is high yield, and what is not. there's just too much info pathways, enzymes to study in biochem, so you really do have to focus on the one's you really need to know. can't do that without kaplan imo.
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