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doctarz


FAQ: How to retain what we study?
hi please help how to retain what we study.. let us discuss some easy methods practised..

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roshan2k
Aim AIIMS November 2010

just have a stable mind hot.gif hot.gif hot.gif


devirante
Aim NEET PG

keep some hrs of the day fixed for revision...
discuss wid friends....
solve mcqs....


mightchillout


dats all??????

c'mon docs.... we freshers need to study well....like u !!!!


roshan2k
Aim AIIMS November 2010

its a common problem for everyone...we read a lot....but the climax results in very few gains....

i read the robbins for 4 or 5 odd times with understanding...but still i find problems refering back...

its all becoz our mind doesnt take it as a story...discussions ..discussions...more revision of the same subject...will really help..but u have to b human...a attentive mind is the key..


devajyoti


I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH U ROSHAN

MORE OVER I BELIEVE THAT THERE SURELY ARE(SINCE I HAVE SEEEN SOME MYSELF) SOME SUPERCOMPUTERS, BUT BELIEVE ME-- THEY ARE VERY VERY FEW AND SO DON,T CONTRIBUTE MUCH TO THE COMPITITIONS WE WILL FACE.

SO WHEN WE FALL IN MAJORITY WHY SHOULD WE WORRY. LET THEM WORRY FOR WE WITH OUR HARD WORK, DETERMINATION CAN EASILY BEAT THEM.

MOREOVER I BELIEVE THERE SHOULD BE A WAY TO STUDY WHICH ONE HAS TO DISCOVER ONESELF SO THAT THE STUDY IS STRUCTURED PLANNED AND MORE RETAINABLE.WHERE THERE IS A WILL THERE HAS TO BE A WAY OUT

FIND OUT WAYS AND FUNDAS TO REMEMBER THINGS. LIST THEM DOWN KEEP REVICING AND THE MOST IMP AS I ALWAYS SAY-- DON''T WORRY


devajyoti


SO EXPECTING MORE DISCUSSSIONS


bhuiyanhome
Aim NEET PG

okay.. we had a prof in physiology called Prof.Bhat.
He used to say that if we read whatever we had to read upto the time we slept and just slept off immediately... all what we have read would rewind in our brain while we slept during REM sleep... & we could recollect better...
I dont know how true it is... but it does make a difference


roshan2k
Aim AIIMS November 2010

devajyoti wrote:
I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH U ROSHAN

MORE OVER I BELIEVE THAT THERE SURELY ARE(SINCE I HAVE SEEEN SOME MYSELF) SOME SUPERCOMPUTERS, BUT BELIEVE ME-- THEY ARE VERY VERY FEW AND SO DON,T CONTRIBUTE MUCH TO THE COMPITITIONS WE WILL FACE.

SO WHEN WE FALL IN MAJORITY WHY SHOULD WE WORRY. LET THEM WORRY FOR WE WITH OUR HARD WORK, DETERMINATION CAN EASILY BEAT THEM.

MOREOVER I BELIEVE THERE SHOULD BE A WAY TO STUDY WHICH ONE HAS TO DISCOVER ONESELF SO THAT THE STUDY IS STRUCTURED PLANNED AND MORE RETAINABLE.WHERE THERE IS A WILL THERE HAS TO BE A WAY OUT

FIND OUT WAYS AND FUNDAS TO REMEMBER THINGS. LIST THEM DOWN KEEP REVICING AND THE MOST IMP AS I ALWAYS SAY-- DON''T WORRY


ya dats right..


roshan2k
Aim AIIMS November 2010

bhuiyanhome wrote:
okay.. we had a prof in <a href="http://www.rxpgonline.com/forum98.html">Physiology</a>
called Prof.Bhat.
He used to say that if we read whatever we had to read upto the time we slept and just slept off immediately... all what we have read would rewind in our brain while we slept during REM sleep... & we could recollect better...
I dont know how true it is... but it does make a difference


we do this everyday..the result??..and these scientific studies dont have a great value..may have been a success over few people...but the question here is retaining the things which we have studied in the past...we can well retain to some extent the same year things...but wat abt the things which we dont revise or when the lecturer asks us a basic thing or a very easy question and we dont answer in the classroom...but we well know that we have already studied it...so here lies the problem...it all depends upon our own hold over the subject or anything which we do... icon_rolleyes.gif icon_rolleyes.gif icon_rolleyes.gif icon_rolleyes.gif


dr_tomchi
Aim MD

read again n again!! n again!! n again!!.................


ankit1612
Aim MCh

well revision as all have said id the key.
but i myself never do that many a times... so i read a bit detail abt the things i wish to remember.... so i do remember the basic and the rest even if i forget wont matter and if i retain adds a lot to ur knowledge.


medstudent
Aim MD

whatever may be the method of study but the best man always wins.


saturn007
Aim FMGE

wts the way to read big books ina short duration of time and retain wt we study


mightchillout


i believe in one simple thing.........

there r no shortcuts to success



all the best everyone !!....


SHASHANK_9


there are no shortcuts to success but you have to make one.....


mightchillout


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SHASHANK_9


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prolene
Aim MRCS Part 1

The reading part is so essential, i follow this method to study:

Preview: First read the summary at the end of the chapter, questions about that chapter, important points to be discussed in that chapter (written in the first few lines of each chapter), look at charts, figures, headings, subheadings, bold face, italics.

Question and then Read: Convert each subheading into as many questions as you can, then read and find answers to your questions, make new questions while you are reading.

Recite: Close the book and then recall all the questions answer them from your memory.

Review: Immediate and later reviews are very essential.

This method: PQR is scientific method of study, search google and you will find out.

Few more guidelines:

Associate what you learn. Like LR6SO4

Organize the stuff you learn e.g. Organize the etiology as CIMETIDINE: Congenital, congestive, infectious, immunological, inflammatory, metabolic, mechanical, endocrinological, traumatic, idiopathic, iatrogenic, degenerative, deficiencies, drugs, neoplastic and everything else.

Learn instead of reading.


mightchillout


prolene wrote:

Learn instead of reading.




absolutely !!!

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SHASHANK_9


Prolene wrote


Quote:
The reading part is so essential, i follow this method to study:

Preview: First read the summary at the end of the chapter, questions about that chapter, important points to be discussed in that chapter (written in the first few lines of each chapter), look at charts, figures, headings, subheadings, bold face, italics.

Question and then Read: Convert each subheading into as many questions as you can, then read and find answers to your questions, make new questions while you are reading.

Recite: Close the book and then recall all the questions answer them from your memory.

Review: Immediate and later reviews are very essential.

This method: PQR is scientific method of study, search google and you will find out.

Few more guidelines:

Associate what you learn. Like LR6SO4

Organize the stuff you learn e.g. Organize the etiology as CIMETIDINE: Congenital, congestive, infectious, immunological, inflammatory, metabolic, mechanical, endocrinological, traumatic, idiopathic, iatrogenic, degenerative, deficiencies, drugs, neoplastic and everything else.

Learn instead of reading.


YOU WILL BE A VERY SUCCESSFUL PERSON IN FUTURE smiley14.gif


michael-p


studying
Prolene is right, the best way to study is to try and apply your reading to questions and scenarios that it relates to - i find onexaminationdotcom who do a medical student revision course have questions which help you apply what you are reading and then they give you explanations when you mark them, I think it is really important to familiarise yourself with the type of questions so at the very least if you don't know the answer you are capable to break down the question and eliminate certain options.

I always recommend using Kumar and Clark too to get further reading too!


Good luck all

Michael


smanzar


just simplify what you read ,create an association link in your mind ,and try to recall on paper by pen after having finished the course ,also a simple diagram or sketch no matter how funny for your brain to retain and make an association during recall.


dr_bholah
Aim PLAB Part 1 - 2012 March 22

Try to review, imagine and apply what you've read in real life........Make the picture more vivid in your mind.....then you'll be able to recall more easily.....Have you noticed that students that give seminar on a particular subject remember that subject verbatim?????????//

Try thinking why this is so and you'll get your answer.........


dr_bholah
Aim PLAB Part 1 - 2012 March 22

Remember, to read is the first step............the next step is to recall without having to refer to your books.........then see the most common questions......

This have worked for me......Hope that it will help you also.....


mightchillout


dr_bholah wrote:
Remember, to read is the first step............the next step is to recall without having to refer to your books.........then see the most common questions......

This have worked for me......Hope that it will help you also.....
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dr_danger
Aim MMST - IIT Kharagpur

well for some of very difficult things i just keep a photogenic memory...even of therotical part besides tables,flow charts,n diagrams


godofwar
Aim MCh

Study-take notes-study-recollect-study-study......


Mystic_mind
Aim AIPGE 2016

What you have just read you will ahve to read it again after

* half an hour
* one day
* one week
* one month
* six months

Revision is the KEY !!!
Looks time consuming.. but if perfectly planned then this could be the best method when combined with an INTEREST to STUDY n KNOW MORE...

One the first time reading requires a lot of effort and time. Subsequent readings become easy and require less time if done in the proper order. icon_smile.gif


Mystic_mind
Aim AIPGE 2016

Use a lot of memory techniques too.....


danny5blue


Mate,

Medicine is all about perserverence, patience and hardwork. The more you read, the better it sticks to your brain. Reading is directly proportional to success in exams!!!

Practice what you read with your colleagues or patients!! Remember patients are bored in the hospital because of visitor hours restriction. I am sure there are more than glad to chat to you.

But heres the secret; use a DICTAPHONE!!! Read a certain topic from two different recommended textbooks, while the dictaphone is on. Play the tap whenever you are free. It feels like listen to a music cd. Trust me, it works!!!


eagle_sight
Aim PGIMS

using maximum number of senses....
that is to read out loud to hear what you read...
to enhance concentration with meditation good sleep and diet icon_smile.gif
and of course make the subject interesting like with mneumonics or visualisation of difficult concept or association with known ridiculous memories or strong memories to remember mundane facts and details icon_smile.gif

Try it... proven it all works!


delta007
Aim NEET PG

never give up learn the subject don't mugup


dockamikaze
Aim AIIMS

nothing better than revision


ranvijay786


keep revising...the more u revise the better chnce u r making for urself


manjil


yeah without revision...theres no use of reading


arthi89


repition is the keey, the more no of times u read the topic,
the more u retain
the more insight u get....
the more u will associate... so read again again n again..


drquick
Aim DNB Part 2

understand d concepts
and if it z sumthng that z needed to b mugged up, or sumthng boring...den frame absurd mnemonics or link up 2 interstng stuff like music,movies or ur enemies icon_lol.gif


javidmfs


revision I suppose


Obaid1
Aim Indian PG Exams

A very good and productive thread.


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