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Question Memorizing MTB Word by Word

Hello everyone.
Do you have to memorize MTB 2 and 3 word for word or is just a few readings enough? I'm finding it difficult to memorize everything in it.
I would be satisfied with a CK score of 230.

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If you try to remember everything word for word, you're going to waste a lot of time because this test is not about memorizing and regurgitating facts, it's about understanding concepts and applying those concepts to situations you've never seen before.

So my suggestion is read MTB with concentration, just don't waste a lot of time on it and then solve a lot of questions, this way you can apply concepts that are fresh in your mind and they will stick easier that way.

Good luck!
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I think yes. Just like first aid for step 1. Achieve perfection.
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i think i tend to remember only that part of mtb which i reread after getting a question wrong in uworld.. unless i get an easy question wrong about a particular thing and i check mtb later on for that topic (only to find that i had read it previously and underlined it )..but after doing this the info is retained for sure..so i guess the key is to do a fast reading of mtb first..then start doing uworld and re revise mtb's along with it..
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