Originally Posted by Layla937
Thanks! So I actually watched some of the kaplan videos during my semesters, i watched Kaplan Physio: Cardio, Resp, Renal, GI, Repro. That was a while back but i did take notes on it. So while I am studying for step I read that BRS is the best, so I started that, but I got to the Resp section and I feel like theres too much in there that we might not have to know...like I am not the best note taker cuz I can never tell whats important to know/write down (im taking notes into FA) and whats not important and I should skip it. I am so confused on what to do!
My advice, open your FA and read through it. Its very brief and doesnt explain much but thats ok, because its a review source and it purposely just points out high yield info hoping your core knowledge will fill in the blanks. As you go through FA, if you see anything that you dont understand or cant reason out, thats what you should be writing notes on. If you read in the respiratory section of FA "The lung arterioles vasoconstrict in response to hypoxia." and you don't know why? Well, open you ur BRS or other book and try to figure out why, and note that in your first aid.
Once again I havent taken the exam, so take my advice with a truck load of salt
but I feel like a lot of people put more emphasis on memorizing FA rather than understanding the concepts highlighted in FA. That could screw u up down the road. Good luck and study hard! And remember, excluding Micro and Pharm, Understanding is always better than memorizing.