Biochemistry was one the toughest subjects I ever faced in my early days. But on reading this book, I dont understand how it could have been so difficult. Written in a very friendly manner and easy to understand along with theory and mcqs, and covers questions from important exams.
Jun 3, 2018 11:03:57 PM
My Views on... Conceptual Review of Biochemistry by Dr Smily P Pahwa Outstanding features: 1. The book has been composed in very nice way. Not too much data... Not too less data 2. Clinical correlation has been given beautifully... More than that can be expected from a biochem book. Which helps us to study in integrated way. 3. Flow charts are really good. 4. Formatting is very nice. Spacious presentation. Not too cluttered which makes book as well as subject boring. So this book has good data as well as good presentation. 5. Image based questions (in form of in-chapter images) are really really good. I must say i was really impressed by this. I didn't need to surf the net to find a suitable images at most of topics. 6. You get 55% discount coupon on purchase of this book for video lectures of the author on the APP. Pros... 1. Chapters on Carbohydrates, Molecular biochemistry are really awesome. 2. Most of data is either explained pictorially or in form of flow chart with theory at side. So it's good for quick revision. 3. Miscellaneous chapters have adequate data. Cons... 1. Chapters on lipid and AA metabolism had little less data compared to other book. (Less data doesn't mean deficit or lacking. It means it lacks detailing. But explanation was quite good) 2. At some places (very few) some might feel like reading textbook. 3. Typical BOLD + 'Q' symbol to point at questions asked is lacking. Overall verdict... 1. This book is really good for those who refer notes from classroom program. You'll definately benefit from this. 2. For those first time readers who are not very well versed with subject or those who don't like it... I suggest those to first go through video lectures of author then refer book. Plus also add some pages in the book to write some additional data that may have caught your eye from reference book or other sources. Overall, quite well written, well presented, balanced book which tries to make the really really really boring and frustrating subject a bit more tolerable. Kudos to the author :)
May 13, 2018 11:14:13 PM
BIOCHEMISTRY MADE SIMPLE!! presentation of topics is very easy,that helps to retain more of this dry subject.High yield boxes,flowcharts are really helpful. Content is excellent.Good review if u have very less time <BUT I THINK KAPLAN IS BOSS IN BIOCHEM OVERALL>
May 13, 2018 4:23:59 PM
As biochemistry is one of the most Boring and volatile subject, it's very difficult to retain this subject. In this book the author has tried to simplify things as much as possible with self made tricks and formulae. Language is also very lucid so that one can understand the core concepts in one reading. Mugging up and cramming is not going to be beneficial.