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Single Most Effective Tip For Final Prof BDS

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Written by: Dr Adiya Category: Study

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As in common, If you are a medical student exams’ fear is probably your biggest fear.Student usually during exams miss their family gatherings, loss their appetite and go through sleepless nights. Thaey are so afraid of exams that they even make their own cave where they spent their days and nights along with their books only.

But inspite of these efforts we often don’t get our desired results. And we started thinking of ourselves as below average student, but we don’t think that there may be something wrong with our strategies.

We all can score our desired scores because, Learning is an acquired skill.

You can learn how to learn and once you know the correst strategy for learning you will see rapid rise in yoùr exam result.

Let’s get into the strategy.

✅️Best learning Strategy: Practice Frequent Testing

From early childhood we don’t want to be tested, we hate giving test and exams and it always causes some sort of anxiety. We afraid of getting tested because we are afraid to know our knowledge. We keep on learning and learning and testing that learning never excite us.

According to the researchers, the more effort you make in recalling that knowledge through testing, the strentherier it gets.

Learning that’s easy is like writing on sand , here today gone tomorrow.


Learning is deeper and more durable when it’s effortful.

Frequent testing is considered by far the most prominent practice for learning and retaining the information.

If you aren’t convinced about Frequent Testing have a look at some of the experiments performed by researchers on thousands of students:

In 2010 the New York Times reported on a scientifi c study That showed that students who read a passage of text and then took a test asking them to recall what they had read retained An astonishing 50 percent more of the information a week Later than students who had not been tested.

Even better results are observed when 1st test is taken right after class and then test are delayed until some forgetting of the cotent has occurred because that’s how it will become more effortful.

To be most effective, retrieval must be done again and again, in spaced-out sessions so that the recall, rather than becoming a mindless recitations, requires some cognitive effort.

Bonus Tip

As you have already gotten the importance of frequent testing but you may think that my teacher doesn’t test us after class ,how am I gonna test myself or where I will find the practice test material.

I am sharing what I have done in my medical school. Instead of searching for test material I created my own test papers while going through the text book. Here’s how I have done it:

  1. What are 2 types of pulp irritants?
  2. Where dentin is more permeable? Pulp or CEF
  3. Which is better for pulp? EDTA or NAOCl
  4. When periapical lesions become symptomatic?
  5. When inflammatory cells are increased in pulp?
  6. Pain is caused by which 2 mechanisms?
  7. When pulp results in necrosis?
  8. What are 6 pulpal conditions?
  9. What is basis for pulpal diagnosis and classification?
  10. What are 2 hard tissues response associated with pulp?
  11. What happens in reversible pulpitis?
  12. What is response of normal pulp to hard and cold stimuli?
  13. What is treatment of reversible pulpitis?
  14. What happens in irreversible pulpitis?
  15. What are symptoms of irreversible pulpitis?
  16. What are 2 treatment options for irreversible pulpitis?
  17. Wart type of pain occurs in irreversible pulpitis?
  18. What is hyperplastic pulpitis? What’s another name? How it is treated?
  19. What are 2 forms of pulp classification?
  20. How calcific metamorphosis is clinically detected?
  21. How intracanal resorption presents clinically? How it is treated?
  22. What’s treatment of pulpal necrosis?
  23. Which immunologic reaction occur in periapical tissues?
  24. What 2 proteins play role in bone degradation?
  25. What is benefit of bone resorption?
  26. What are 6 types of periapical lesions?
  27. What is the condition of pulp in symptomatic apical periodontitis?
  28. What are 3 signs and symptoms of SAP?
  29. What are its radiographic features?
  30. What’s the treatment?
  31. What is the pulp status in AAP?
  32. What is the response of asymptomatic AAP on percussion?
  33. What are 2 histologic types of AAP?
  34. What’s the treatment?
  35. Where condensing osteitis is most common?
  36. What happens in condensing osteitis? How it is treated?
  37. What is AAA? What are its 4 symptoms?
  38. What is repair and regeneration?
  39. Which 2 cells first forms during healing?
  40. How to differentiate between endo and non endo lesion?
  41. What is the extensive method of differentiation?
  42. What is primary function of dental pulp?
  43. What cells does dental pulp contains?
  44. Which fibres are only found in pulp?
  45. What are 3 things in tooth germ?
  46. Enamel organ, dental papilla and dental follicle are differentiated in?
  47. Which odontoblast secrete tertiary dentin?
  48. What are 5 functions of pulp?
  49. Pulp sensation in enamel and dentin is transmitted by?
  50. What are 3 layers in fully developed pulp?
  51. In which 2 pupal functions, odontoblasts have role?
  52. Which 2 signaling molecules are involved in differentiation of stem cells?
  53. What are most common cells present in pulp? What are their functions?
  54. What are most prominent immune cells?
  55. What are 4 types of cells in the pulp?
  56. What are 3 extracellular pulpal components?
  57. What type of collagen is present in pulp? Secreted by?
  58. Classify pulp stones?
  59. Where are most effective capillary branching occurs?
  60. Where pulpal veins drain?
  61. How impulse is transmitted from pulp to CNS?
  62. What are age changes in pulp?
  63. What is PDL depth in young and adults?
  64. What is alveolar bone proper?
  65. Which is harder? Cementum or bone
  66. What are 5 types of cementum?

That is how I created hundreds of questions on the topic for myself. And I used to go through the questions frequently until they become rock solid.

You also try it out!

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