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Old 09-28-2013
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Idea! Question Answering Strategies for the USMLE

Someone here on the forum gave an advise to learn how to best answer MCQ. Maybe we can gather and give some input on strategies that are used when doing questions.

Is it recommended to first read the last sentence, or the answer choices, skim the whole question or anything else?
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Some techniques that i use
  • Always highlight the last sentence
  • media files always marked and solved at the end
  • take an educated guess before looking at the options
  • if don't know the answer to the question i check the options and try to find a pattern ...only one answer correct so the one that doesn't fit the pattern is the answer
  • sometimes if the scenario is long i look at the last sentence first then read back
  • remember the values of K+ , Ca 2+ , Hb , bilirubin levels , Hct , MCV , HCO3
  • Always go with the instinct
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