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Help Scoring 50% in Kaplan Qbank; Midprep

hi guys

my study schedule so far

goljan for path
lippincott for biochem and pharm
brs physio and behv science
CMMRS for micro
did one reading of kaplan with vdo`s for the rest of em

i hav completed the following from Kaplan Step 1 Qbank [all untimed]

physio
biochem
pharm
micro
immuno
behv science

so far i have got around 50% correct

my exam date is on april 25th...

planned on doin uworld in march and april along with first aid ....

suggestions plz !!
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DONT LOOK AT THE PERCENTAGE OF KAPLAN QBANK

donot use kaplan qbank for ur score ranking..

use it instead to drill in the concepts into ur head.
u have refference pages of FA given.. read them with every answer..
go thru other notes with every answer.. and clear ur concepts
find out why u got it wrong.. where ur thinking went in another way


then use UWORLD.. to do RANDOM TIMED blocks of 46 questions to asses urself


(this was the advice given to me.. and i followed it.. after doing kaplan qbank.. found uworld less twisted)

the usmle is a tough conceptual exam
we will not be able to be excellent in scores.. right after doing theory from books once or twice
need active learning.. via questions

dont panic.. keep going.
after kaplan qbank.. uworld when u do it in timed mode will go faster cos alot of concepts will be repeated..
ur exam is end april
u have all of march to do uworld...
n then do the 2nd pass in april maybe..

relax and keep going!
ur on the right track **THUMBS UP**

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DONT LOOK AT THE PERCENTAGE OF KAPLAN QBANK.....
Great post! Well-said.

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DONT LOOK AT THE PERCENTAGE OF KAPLAN QBANK ......
thanks a lot for the inputs bro....
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how much are the other students have correct answer
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DONT LOOK AT THE PERCENTAGE OF KAPLAN QBANK

donot use kaplan qbank for ur score ranking..

use it instead to drill in the concepts into ur head.
u have refference pages of FA given.. read them with every answer..
go thru other notes with every answer.. and clear ur concepts
find out why u got it wrong.. where ur thinking went in another way


then use UWORLD.. to do RANDOM TIMED blocks of 46 questions to asses urself


(this was the advice given to me.. and i followed it.. after doing kaplan qbank.. found uworld less twisted)

the usmle is a tough conceptual exam
we will not be able to be excellent in scores.. right after doing theory from books once or twice
need active learning.. via questions

dont panic.. keep going.
after kaplan qbank.. uworld when u do it in timed mode will go faster cos alot of concepts will be repeated..
ur exam is end april
u have all of march to do uworld...
n then do the 2nd pass in april maybe..

relax and keep going!
ur on the right track **THUMBS UP**

Well said!
That's what I am plannin on doing... Thanks
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how much are the other students have correct answer

u cant really compare

cos other people might be doing blocks of only say.. 5 questions.. or 20 questions...
or may be doing it in untimed.. and tutor mode...


it all affects the scoring method...

trust uworld more than kaplan when it comes to that
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how much are the other students have correct answer
am getting overall 54% but the rest are getting 59%
totally 80% of questions completed ......

planning to start uworld frm march 1st n go on till april 25th ...exam date
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