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Help Exam on July 18th, what to do now?

Guys who have completed step1 or near their step date help me.

I have done Kaplan Lecture Notes and first aid only once. heard Goljan lectures and completed half of his book. Apart from this, I have done nothing extra.
U world score after 23 blocks is 72%. done half of Kaplan Qbook too.
What should I do? any advice? Should I postpone the exam and if yes, what for? What about NBME? I have offline NBME of 2007. Should I do this or the online version?
Need some help here.

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Just take the official NBME (online version)...
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i think its better to postpone ur exam coz u need to complete 3 reads of kaplan atleast and then uworld and nbme so i think its better to postpone it ..u can extend ur exam if u think ur prep is not well best of luck
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i think its better to postpone ur exam coz u need to complete 3 reads of kaplan atleast and then uworld and nbme so i think its better to postpone it ..u can extend ur exam if u think ur prep is not well best of luck
you dont have to read kaplan 3 times, I think that's overkill.

FA should be done 3 - 4 - 5 times rather than doing kaplan.
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i think its better to postpone ur exam coz u need to complete 3 reads of kaplan atleast and then uworld and nbme so i think its better to postpone it ..u can extend ur exam if u think ur prep is not well best of luck
3 times????...why???
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Three times Kaplan would be too much for me. I am finding it hard to complete 2nd time only. I am learning so little after giving so much time, more of stuffs I already know. Yes, I plan to go through first aid two more times if I don't postpone it but then I would have no time left for NBME tests. Also, I don't want to spend so much of money on NBME. So, what about Uworld assessment, they are cheap.

On last note, I believe in doing bare minimum of hard work to achieve what I have aim for. So guys, please understand my situation and tell me how to get a 99 score.

Also, any advice on webpath would be useful as I am not comfortable with my slides preparation.

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FA and UW is all you need... FA FA FA FA!!!!! Do an NBME to see where you stand...
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3 times????...why???
kaplan is more retaining book for me as compared to F.A AND ALL OTHER BOOKS . i think kaplan except patho rest all is good .. and goljan ... i hope that would work for me
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just make ur moto as dr.conrad has said in his lecture . WHEREVER YOU HAVE TO PASS, YOU SHOULD KICK ASS. so just prepare well for the exam good luck my prayers with all of u ...
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Did uwsa 1 today. The questions were tough but surprisingly I got a score of 260. At the time of doing questions, I was thinking that do they give such questions in real. I hope they don't give such questions on step 1. I guess I scored good but at the time of doing questions I was sweating a lot. A lot of guessing sure helped but how to get real simulation of usmle. I am sure they won't give such questions on usmle. There wasn't many good quality questions, only hard arbitrary questions. It doesn't make sense, what's the purpose of doing self assesment if I am not knowing many answers and still scoring high. Does uwsa1 overestimate the score?
I am planning to take Nbme form 7 next week. What do you guys think? Haven't revised first aid yet and kaplan only half.

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Did uwsa 1 today, exam was so tough. I hope they don't give such questions on step 1. My score was 260, but it was a lot of guessing. There wasn't many good questions, only hard arbitrary questions. It doesn't make sense, Does usmle exam also contain such questions?
I am planning to take Nbme form 7 next week. What do you guys think? Haven't revised first aid yet and kaplan only half.
You scored 260 and think it was hard You need to take an NBME and go take your test now.
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