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Default 10 days, mixed scores any hope?

I've done Doctors in Training,
studying since May 16, was supposed to take Step 1 July 16, post-poned to July 20th, then again to August 6 (because of seeing low scores 180ish range after NBME's 11 and 6) I did offline NBME's (180ish range as well)

What I've done thus far as for studying:
Did ALL of UW = avg 55%
Did half of Kaplan Qbank avg = 61% (scores ranging hi 50's to 70's) which averages out by them to be a 227
I didn't consider postponing with those scores in mind until I scored a 182 on form 11 for online NBME.
FA = read it 4 times ish?
NBME's = all of them 180 ish (WTF????)

I have 10 days, i am TIRED of 'studying' and doing this, i've wasted quite a large amount of money because of this, but i do want to go on with my life, I want to do clinical rotations already and put this behind me, yes its the most important test of your life, I know. There is a chance I can post pone till spring to take it and not graduate on time. But will i pass it then, after a 'much needed study break' ???

A very helpful professor of mine who helps out kids 'on the fence' thinks "I'm Ready" because i can't learn anything "NEW" anymore (he's been right on more than one occasion). Right now all i'm doing is trying to keep everything in my head an apply the knowledge.

With this in mind i want to go through with this, I'm just doing UW review right now, tutor mode, writing down hi-yield concepts in a notebook and going over them daily.

Any advice, besides an automatic postpone, should I keep on studying (and if so which sections - path/phys of every section, bchem, genetics, immuno), should i reconsider?
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Hi, I sow nice video on youtube other day named 212 degree (100 in celcius), about difference between 99 and 100. 99 is still boiling water and at 100 it is steam and makes work. If you do not feel much confidence with low NBME's better get them higher. NBME is really good tool to pretest youself before real exam. Better you lose some time getting ready than will have big pain for match with low score or worse of all...fail.
Do not take it wrong, it is just my opinion...
Good luck!!!
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Hi, I sow nice video on youtube other day named 212 degree (100 in celcius), about difference between 99 and 100. 99 is still boiling water and at 100 it is steam and makes work. If you do not feel much confidence with low NBME's better get them higher. NBME is really good tool to pretest youself before real exam. Better you lose some time getting ready than will have big pain for match with low score or worse of all...fail.
Do not take it wrong, it is just my opinion...
Good luck!!!
Can u really say failure is the worst? I mean if u fail u can retake (which would SUCK)
But if u take and u pass (low pass) then that low score stays - and with future in mind is even worse no?
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