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Unhappy Annotating FA with Kaplan does not work for me

I am having major problems in how to use FA for Step 1.

I completed my first read with KLN for all subjects except Pathology for which I used Goljan. Then went thru a few forums where peopl said that FA should be your last resource and you should add everything from KLN onto FA. I started my 2nd read using this formula reading a chapter from Kaplan then searching FA for it and adding.

I found this very time consuming and in the end didn't remember anything which is discouraging me. How can u add all on FA? Kaplan HAS WAYYYYYYY more info in every subject. I have done anatomy, pharma, physio, biochem, immuno and just started Micro, using this scheme but I am not getting many questions right On Kaplan Q bank..

I feel i might have to read Kaplan once again.

Very tense neeeeeeed help pleaseeeeeeeeeeee
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Did you annotate your Kaplan? If so, you should also use that info.

What I think is a good strategy is once you finished 1/2 of any subject in KLN, you should go and review those relevant topics in FA, that way you'll familiarize yourself with FA (1st read aswell), and you can annotate FA as well, because its easier to remember less amount of detail in lesser time span.

Once you are done with your first read of KLN & FA, then a quick skim of KLM is all you need, followed by multiple more reads of FA.

Try skimming thru KLN and add as you get into FA.
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Did you annotate your Kaplan? If so, you should also use that info.

What I think is a good strategy is once you finished 1/2 of any subject in KLN, you should go and review those relevant topics in FA, that way you'll familiarize yourself with FA (1st read aswell), and you can annotate FA as well, because its easier to remember less amount of detail in lesser time span.

Once you are done with your first read of KLN & FA, then a quick skim of KLM is all you need, followed by multiple more reads of FA.

Try skimming thru KLN and add as you get into FA.
I think thats the right thing to do .... Thanx Man
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This can also help
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@ Lara: yup.. adding KPL to FA is time consuming...i am also doing the same thing n its taking ALOT time ...i have finished physio n now doing biochem..
the things which help me out is..
i revised whole notes with FA the next day early morning only for 1 hour...n in this way u can revise everything in just 1 hour!!! n second those things will stick on ur head for LONG TIME!!!!
second that alwayz always make 1 or 2 line notes!!
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