By ThisisMedSchool - 01/11/2012 21:18 - United States - Johnson City
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Why should being 16 preclude someone from studying advanced or technical topics? Even if 1's post wasn't a general statement, not all teenagers subscribe to the anti-intellectualism that has pervaded many Western societies. Some of them might want to spend free time reading up on things that interest them (which could include the liver), or get ahead and prepare for their futures if they aspire to have careers in medicine.
Just go on and highlight the book at this point. It's all kind of important.
A strategy I learned in my high school short story class is to write notes/annotations on the margin of each passage. That way you process what you are reading and you can basically find a summary of the passage without re-reading like you would if you highlighted. Try that instead, Op.
There's definitely nothing wrong with knowing every possible thing that could be on the test!
The test isn't really a concern here, the fact that OP is in med school and probably trying to become a doctor is. You have to know a lot when people are directly putting their health and money in your hands. However, highlighting also loses it's point if you highlight everything. It's better to identify the main points and highlight those to hopefully remind you of the rest of it. If everything is special, then there's nothing special about it.