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I am about to ask a very stupid question but I don't know whom to ask so here I am asking.

Actually I am doing my anatomy Kaplan book right now. So when I reach a new chapter I forget the previous one!

Do I need to learn everything by heart before doing Kaplan Qbank or should I start doing Qbank after giving 1 or 2 readings to Kaplan Notes?

Is the first reading of Kaplan notes very imp or could I start doing Qbank and then I focus on those areas where I feel my weak points. I really don't know what to do

Second do I need to study so deeply that I need to remember everything even nerves arteries ... etc etc

Right Now I am doing my work also and its getting very hectic to study with internship :confused: I really don't know what to do Should I start doing questions and learn things from them I just cannot concentrate on notes first reading.
 

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Feeling of forgetting is a normal phase throughout your Step 1 preparation. Do not let it to discourage you. Read this article http://www.usmle-forums.com/usmle-articles/1529-usmle-forgetfulness-syndrome.html

Doing questions will let you consolidate the knowledge and help you navigate as you go along. However, I don't recommend doing questions before finishing at least one reading of Kaplan Notes. Because otherwise the questions will be another headache for you as you'll see yourself not answering efficiently.

Kaplan Notes certainly needs more than one reading. With your second and perhaps third reading you'll find yourself in a much better shape and you'll be able to correlate knowledge points among the different books. As for how many times you need to repeat Kaplan notes it really depends on your grasp and memorization capacity and you might want to look at this thread/poll
http://www.usmle-forums.com/usmle-step-1-recommended-threads/251-how-many-times-repeat-kaplan.html

Yes, you need to memorize all the nerves and arteries. These small things will make the difference between 85 and 95 scores.

We also have discussed this with you before here
http://www.usmle-forums.com/usmle-step-1-forum/1482-should-we-memorize-kaplan.html
Did you forget that also :p just joking
 

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Thanks sir u were rt i went on to have 3 reading only of a 2chapter and i grasp it better i guess i just got scared and tiredness of work ur advice ill follow yeah i remember ur discussion about notes its just i thought how come i remember each 7 books word by word i thought few chapter need more imp than other
 

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Hi

Also like you I am reading Kaplan 1-st time, I feel like I didn't read it, but I continue to do it and with new chapter I sometimes look back and repeat. It is alvays difficult to begin.

P.S.: I am from Ukraine, and 1-st year here I have studyed English.

Good luck!!!
 

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Also like you I am reading Kaplan 1-st time, I feel like I didn't read it, but I continue to do it and with new chapter I sometimes look back and repeat. It is alvays difficult to begin.

P.S.: I am from Ukraine, and 1-st year here I have studyed English.

Good luck!!!
hi,
i'am studying in ukraine too and preparing for step 1
 

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hey my opinion is revising once again the next day wat u learnt last day.... once revising the next day... u will be able to retain longer;)
 
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Hey Guys!

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