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roshan2k
Aim AIIMS November 2010

FAQ: How to read Harrison to remember much of it?
how to read harrison so that i can remember much of it?

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ratnakar_potla
Aim USMLE Step 1

sorry to reply to a old post................hope by now you would have known how to........... if yes let me know......even if not yet still let me know


swatis


hi buddy...checked out ur post...me facing the same prob as u...goin thru harrissons is cool but retention is the issue..no time to go thru the same topic over n over again... icon_question.gif


ratnakar_potla
Aim USMLE Step 1

ya......harrison is harassing..............reading once is time takingthen where to go for again and again icon_sad.gif


shimmeringstarr21
Aim NEET PG

One of my friends had made notes of Park.I found them very useful, especially during exam time...i'll ask him how he manages to prepare such concise and useful notes and share the tricks with all of you...maybe we could make similar notes for harrison...


ratnakar_potla
Aim USMLE Step 1

ya good idea . let us see and hope it works icon_smile.gif


swatis


well dear...harrison takes a hell lot of time n making notes would eat up all the time slot for other subjects...a few of the seniors have strictly advised against wasting time on this book for petty topics...they ask us to keep it as a reference book..davidsons is the standard prescribed text...but pg cannot be cleared without harrison...confusion....wotsay??


shimmeringstarr21
Aim NEET PG

yes,i know making notes is a time consuming affair...but personally i feel its worth the trouble...be back with the note making strategy soon....


anonymous


^ hey once u make notes pls dont forget to forward it to me.. I need to photocopy 'em! icon_wink.gif icon_biggrin.gif


dr_cool
Aim AIIMS

re;how 2 read harri
i d like 2 disagree here......harrison must b read if u like it or not especially if ur aiming a coveted medicine seat....why i say this?? well i was a day scholar staying in my ancestral home 250 km from home,to add to my woes i din hav any docs in my family 2 advice me......learnt a lot of stuff not knowing the importance of wat i read,finding difficulty in catching d essence of wat i read....only after shifting 2 hostel,being friends with some really helpful seniors did i know wat exactly 2 do....that happnd when i was in third yr........i read std textbooks,slowly confidence grew........i took up reading harri near the end of 6th sem.....i read exam cases n related aspects first,i shud admit i have grown in confidence......my slope of concept is on the rise finally........all this because of the wonder book called harri.......most ppl find it unfit 4 human consumption,but taking it in small doses ll really does the trick........and another thing, refer each n every doubt of urs first in harrison,that helps 2 cover many portion even without ur notice.........now nearing my final yr exams in jun06,i have marked most of the salient points of the topics(cases,symptomatology)that are freq asked 4 exams.........this helps a lot while taking cases........in my view its easy 2 do mcqs once u hav ur concepts right........
so 2 sum it up,(for guys like me who hav freq ulcers in their schedule,esp UGs)
1.read symptomatology(relevant ones) frm vol 1
2.look up all ur doubts first in harrison
3.read the common exam cases from it
4.buy urself 2 flourescent markers,read with a purpose,marking out concept in 1 colour,pg points in oter colour that grabs attention
follow this piously n lo u hav covered a gr8 chunk finished by the time u hav completed ur MBBS........this is not tough,i myself m doing it........
regards.........dr_cool([email protected])


ratnakar_potla
Aim USMLE Step 1

thank you very much for your kind advice..........i am very much similar to you in not having any one to advice and not being a hostler ............your advice gives me a hope and idea how to proceed thanks for that


vidhu
Aim NEET PG

hi excellent words of confidence
ur words were of gud inspiration for persons like me who are confusing to go between davidson and harri!!

ur extent of harri was adequate enough i feel to understand fundamentals
instaed of breaking minds with the full text


ravi2299
Aim NEET PG

medicine is the most essential subject in whichever branch u r interested
u sholud learn medicine by heart
harrison is best 4 it


dr.riyajain
Aim USMLE Step 1

please if anyone find the ans of that ques please tell me because when it come to harrison i just giveup


roshan2k
Aim AIIMS November 2010

just think....
ya that was a nice stuff u hav written.but the best thing is that keep ur eyes open and mind focus.if u give importance to sumthing written on a textbook with interest,u will never forget a thing.thats the way to a good memory.and last but not the least just give a look, i mean a simple revision.thats the best way.just think.......


Rueeta
Aim NONE

Harrison is the Bible/Gita/Kuran & basically the answer to all ur questions. But it is hard to remember. This is what i did in third year...
*Do ur tutorial topics from Harrison BEFORE the Tutes so afterwards u know whats important & whats not.
*Do all tables from Harrison they r most rewarding & easy. U'll have to convert some into ur own format though
*Buy Harrison Handbook its a mini version & Great for quick revision
*Read all symptomatology. Omit Rheumat, Infections, Immunology.
*Stop reading Harrison 3 monthsbefore finals & Read only API for the exams!!!
It should help in both Final MBBS as well as PG entrances.

LASTLY a word of caution: Do not attempt all this if u have not read ur Guyton Robbins & Park properly. In that case stick to basic Davidson & PJ Mehta.


roshan2k
Aim AIIMS November 2010

best way is to learn with interest...........................


psyavi
Aim NIMHANS

Remember that overdosage of harrison is dangerous. I think the best solution would be to read Davison fullllllly atleast twice and then read harrison for selective topics like those which are likely to come as major questions.

I feel at Ug level The Symptomatology from harrison is a must...............


onkar007


clear concepts first
CLEAR THE CONCEPTS FIRST, whichever book u read, provided the books are the recommended one's. its ur decision at last. what i suggest is take a smaller book like davidson. read it to get ur concepts cleared. then switch over to harrison for the same topic. when reading harrison for the first time it happens that u tend to forget the first line of the page when u approach the last line. icon_lol.gif practically speaking what my suggestion is from harrison read symtomatology, cvs, rs, and main topics of cns. it wolud b wise to read all other topics from davidson or kumar and clarkor any other small book. u can complete the rest of the book in internship. that way u already have ur concepts cleared and the reading wil go faster and effective. and last suggestion is time management. to ab bhagna shuru kar de ......


counter_strike
Aim AIIMS

Though i have myself read harrison almost completely i still cannot find a way to remember it.
it just builds your gappa thoking capacity.
it makes you lean towards the right answer.
cause you never know what new mcq aiims is gonna ask.
i find retro the best method so far though i have not resorted to making notes.
so that may be a better method
or worse.... cause the language you use to make notes, might change the meaning of the statement.
and aiims takes the statements of harrison as they are, for making mcqs.
so be aware of altering the lines.
i suggest one should read the topics from father robbins before touching harrison.
though i do not know whether it is the best method.


ramalingam


thanx for the useful tips icon_lol.gif


roshan2k
Aim AIIMS November 2010

what chapters to avoid in harrison.aipge point of view?


rhiannon
Aim NEET PG

isn't there a pocket version of Harrison's medicine available????
maybe you could get your hands on that or something... I dont know much about that book but yeah, the Robbins (pathology) is very useful.

You can refer the main book and read the pocket version for short notes


roshan2k
Aim AIIMS November 2010

harrisons pre test
how is harrisons pre test?after reading a chapter from harrison i usually solve it from the mudit khanna medicine mcq book?
is it better to do harrisons pre test.
as i dont know abt harrisons pretest plz tell me how it is?
anyone who has seen the book?


drsaina


The best way to remember lot of things in harrison is by studying it retrograde.you can underline the important mcq's asked and revise it.
one cannot read it cover to cover but can read the selected topics.


roshan2k
Aim AIIMS November 2010

ya thats good.
but the explanation by dr_cool for harrison is the best.
wat do u think abt cmdt.


drsaina


dr_cool's suggestions will definitely help . He has been very practical in explaining the whole thing.


drsaina


what about harrison pre test?


akshayx_nayk
Aim Ophthalmology

good
real good!!pre test helps a lot


akshayx_nayk
Aim Ophthalmology

thnx
nice advice


gege
Aim Canada

Read with past questions


drmodi1981
Aim USMLE Step 2 CK

how to read harrison swiftly--- i know it
The entire book of Harrison is arranged in a very definite format,that is maintained in all the chapters in both the volumes. All the sentences have a particular rhythm like a musical tones. If u pick up this chord,reading and perfect recollection of facts--the way it is printed exactly in the book-- is possible.

Remember there is a different technique while reading and different one while recollecting facts back, for this textbook.
Practice and stick to this format--

1) First check the length of sentence. Split the sentence in simple format.
Sentences are arranged in as NOUN-VERB-NOUN format.
Identify this pattern first. Only 3 words. Simple sentence.
2) Now focus on the starter NOUN. Make it as specific as possible.
It has a format like a newspaper headline.
eg. (Migraine genes identified by studying families with familial hemiplegic migraine )---VERB----NOUN
Same way the NOUN at the end of sentence follows headline format.
3) Further refine the Noun part--- how?? Use 'what next principle'
for 3-4 words using ' complete the following' principle.
Noun--what next--verb--what next---preposition---what next--
Noun--what next--conjunction
Noun--what next--preposition
( DONT WORRY IT WILL initially TAKE SOME TIME BUT IT WILL SURELY WORK IN LONG TERM WHEN U ARE RECOLLECTING THE FACTS )
Noun--what next--pronoun etc etc etc

BY doing this u learn all the smallest details while reading and at the same time maintain overall flow. Also the sequence of words in a sentence is also maintained. You are actually thinking actively while reading.

At the end of reading the sentence, recollect the initial 3 words--
i.e NOUN---VERB---NOUN. Now we have to construct everything from this 3 words and in a proper sequence to make meaningful sentence that is also complete and in the same format as in textbook. HOw ????

USE 'WHAT NEXT PRINCIPLE' AGAIN.
ALSO EVERY ''WORD ''HAS SOMETHING AFTER IT AND SOMETHING BEFORE IT.
EG. NOUN--- BEFORE THE NOUN ADJECTIVE/VERB ETC ETC
AFTER THE NOUN VERB/CONJUNCTION ETC ETC














Chandi001
Aim AIIMS

Thank u sir


prt
Aim AIPGE 2014

thanks


srijan1989
Aim NEET-SS

Re: how to read harrison swiftly--- i know it
drmodi1981 wrote:
The entire book of Harrison is arranged in a very definite format,that is maintained in all the chapters in both the volumes. All the sentences have a particular rhythm like a musical tones. If u pick up this chord,reading and perfect recollection of facts--the way it is printed exactly in the book-- is possible.

Remember there is a different technique while reading and different one while recollecting facts back, for this textbook.
Practice and stick to this format--

1) First check the length of sentence. Split the sentence in simple format.
Sentences are arranged in as NOUN-VERB-NOUN format.
Identify this pattern first. Only 3 words. Simple sentence.
2) Now focus on the starter NOUN. Make it as specific as possible.
It has a format like a newspaper headline.
eg. (Migraine genes identified by studying families with familial hemiplegic migraine )---VERB----NOUN
Same way the NOUN at the end of sentence follows headline format.
3) Further refine the Noun part--- how?? Use 'what next principle'
for 3-4 words using ' complete the following' principle.
Noun--what next--verb--what next---preposition---what next--
Noun--what next--conjunction
Noun--what next--preposition
( DONT WORRY IT WILL initially TAKE SOME TIME BUT IT WILL SURELY WORK IN LONG TERM WHEN U ARE RECOLLECTING THE FACTS )
Noun--what next--pronoun etc etc etc

BY doing this u learn all the smallest details while reading and at the same time maintain overall flow. Also the sequence of words in a sentence is also maintained. You are actually thinking actively while reading.

At the end of reading the sentence, recollect the initial 3 words--
i.e NOUN---VERB---NOUN. Now we have to construct everything from this 3 words and in a proper sequence to make meaningful sentence that is also complete and in the same format as in textbook. HOw ????

USE 'WHAT NEXT PRINCIPLE' AGAIN.
ALSO EVERY ''WORD ''HAS SOMETHING AFTER IT AND SOMETHING BEFORE IT.
EG. NOUN--- BEFORE THE NOUN ADJECTIVE/VERB ETC ETC
AFTER THE NOUN VERB/CONJUNCTION ETC ETC















thnx


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