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First Aid Question about adding notes to first aid for step 1

From looking at the different threads, it seems obvious that one of the effective ways to prepare for the step 1 is by adding notes from other sources to the first aid. For those students that did do this and scored in the 90's on their exam, I had a question. Did you guys add notes randomly to the first aid on every page, while watching kaplan videos or did you guys write down the notes on a separate sheet while watching the kaplan videos, then went thru the first aid and matching/copying the information from your notes into the first aid according to each topic. The reason I wanted to ask if because its definitely time consuming to write notes on a sheet, and then copy those notes onto the first aid. Please let me know. I am really serious about following this method ZumZum Method for USMLE Step 1 Preparation Schedule and Plan .

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Take the binding of your FA off, get it 3 hole punched (you can do it yourself or take it to Kinko's and they can do it for a couple bucks) and put it in a nice big binder. I love this because it allows you to add notes however you want. If it's a small note, i just write it in the margin. However, i don't like clutter so if I have a lot of notes I just write it on a new sheet and add that in the binder at the right spot in FA. I also have labeled divider tabs in mine so I can easily go to a section, and it helps me be organized about where I add new sheets. If I find a nice table, figure etc in a book or online, I print/ photocopy and add it in also so all the important stuff is in one place.
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Thank you so much! Yes I already have my first aid inside a binder. What I am going to do is use your idea of putting dividers at the end and add notes to it according to the subject(path, pharm, anat, etc.) The reason why I am a little hesitant to write notes on the first aid or add pages in between certain pages is because I feel like I will waste time in trying to find/match the same topics, and then add notes there.
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I suggest you read here
http://www.usmle-forums.com/usmle-st...-schedule.html
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