Lilac Wine

21, medical student from Brasil (Brazil, with an S)

What To Do When You Failed A Test

studyforyourself:

The main thiing I can say: Go On. Don´t be afraid of the next test that´s coming up because you can´t change anything know. Give your best to do better and everything will work out. If you failed a more important test study the stuff were you had problems, so that it can´t cause trouble later. You can give yourself time to “cry” or not. Just remember to move on afterwards because life goes on too. Good Luck!

Anonymous asked: Hey i was just wondering how do you organize your notes?

studylikeadoctor:

Ok, some of you have asked me this question so I’m going to give you a more detailed answer!! 

Let’s take a look at my biochemistry notes for example: 

I write the titles in blue, and the subtitles in another shade of blue. I use a simple pilot or blue bic byro to write down my notes and a black pen to write titles or important things. As you can see, I color code too, using pens and highlighters of the same color. 

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I write tables and flow charts in different colored pages and then I glue them to my notebooks, so they stand out when I open my notebooks. 

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I use lots of keys to talk about the reaction that is beside it: regulation methods, isozymes, etc. I write the name of the enzymes in green and highlight it, and I draw an exclamation mark in red for important things that I mustn’t forget, or in this case, for signaling that this specific enzyme is an important regulation point of the biochemical pathway. 

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As you can see, I use plenty of colored sticky notes to highlight important information, clinical details and clinical applications. I write in red important things that are keys to remember general information about the chemical pathway or regulation strategies. 

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Same here: More sticky notes, more highlighting, more color coding. 

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I also write diagrams of biochemical pathways and color code each enzyme, explaining beside in the same color how that enzyme works. 

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Sticky notes everywhere!!!!!!! 

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And more diagrams. As you can see, I also use colors that are commonly used in daily life with some determined significance. For example, in this regulation system, I use a red pen to write which molecules boost the activity of said enzyme, because it means “hey enzyme, you’re ready to work, go ahead” and the red pen for those molecules that block that enzyme, meaning “nope, you can’t work anymore”, as if it was a traffic light! 

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As for my anatomy notes, let’s take a look too: 

I like to draw as much as I can while studying anatomy. This way you’ll have to make a closer look and you’ll realize so many details you weren’t aware of before!!! For example, in this page I used a different colored pen for each cartilage of the larynx! Add sticky notes to remark important details! 

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More color coding, more draws! 

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The same as with biochemistry, a plain pen to write down all my notes, color highlighting to relate everything and create a mental image of what you’re studying. Red pen for things you mustn’t forget, like, ever. 

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More color coding, more sticky notes. I used a different color here for every structure that we can see in the larynx in a patient (also, more sticky notes. Surprised?) 

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And finally, more color coding for the structures of the larynx: same color for muscles, same color for creases… 

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So that’s basically it! No gran system to it, to be honest. Just some color coding and, ha, lots of sticky notes. 

Hope this was helpful!!! 

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christiescloset:

"I like cancelled plans. And empty bookstores. I like rainy days and thunderstorms. And quiet coffee shops. I like messy beds and over-worn pajamas. Most of all, I like the small joys that a simple life brings."

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"Você sabe por que livros como este são tão importantes? Porque têm qualidade. E o que significa a palavra qualidade? Para mim significa textura. Este livro tem poros. Tem feições. Este livro poderia passar pelo microscópio. Você encontraria vida sob a lâmina, emanando em profusão infinita." Dos livros de julho. ♡ #raybradbury #fahrenheit451 #books #coffee