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Old 07-11-2011
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Hi everyone,

I am planning on writing my step 1 soon. I have about 40 days left till exam. I want to get anything above 225 on the step. Hopefully between 230-240 and above 240 would be amazing! Anyways, I have been preparing for the past 6 months on n off and at a slow pace! However, this is what I have done so far-

1) All of the Kaplan Videos & Lecture notes covered once. Did them inside out for all the courses.
2) Read FA twice.
3) Done about 20% of UW.

Right now I am doing UW and trying to do get up to 2 blocks per day! (so far I'm managing to do 60 questions per day). My plan is to read FA about 3 more times and go over UW Notes that I have made at least once. Also, I wanna do the UW questions once again.

Planning on taking an NBME near July 20th to evaluate myself (1 month before exam) and then take NBMEs weekly till the exam to see if I improve!

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I have 40 days left to finish -
1) FA 3 times cover to cover.
2) UW questions (80% left) + UW redo all questions.
3) UW Notes
4) NBME 3 to 7, 11, 12.

Do you think this is sufficient? Any advice on how I can improve? Any other ideas or suggestions for stuff I should add into this plan? Please help! It'll be great to know what you guys think! Hopefully this is a realistic goal and I can get everything covered in 40 days!
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It sounds great, if u cud do everything as planned. Nbme's are the real testers, so u ll know ur weak areas and keep working at it. Gud luck.
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Hey guys,

38 days left. 33% UW done and averaging 43%.
Starting my 3rd read of FA and taking an NBME by Thursday!
Since this is my first NBME, what do you guys recommend which one should I do?

I will keep posting in this thread. THANK YOU!
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wish u luck
i have the exam in next 50 days too
as u already kn0w u should do 7 11 12 by then.if i were u i would do 7 first as best predictor and 12 last one as a most similar one to actual exam.if u wana to do 3-6 too u should do them first! as their number orders it's the best sort.
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Thanks!

I think I will start off by doing NBME 3 & 4.
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