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I am really in a soup now..6 weeks from now will have my exams..just completed 1 read of FA(this is the one remember somewhat),1 read of kaplan and once through kaplan videos...20 blocks in UWORLD(random timed) and still no great breakthrough..just around that 60% mark only..feeling..heat's on..please anybody help..what shud i do to improve..feeling UWORLD qs are giving me nightmare
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60 is better than 50...

Do questions again and again and review them.
I never got it how people say "I started in mid-40ties and then improved to 80% in UW"

I started with 60 and improved to 68 in the end. Now doing it the second time. Its definitely useful, awesome learning tool.
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60 is better than 50...

Do questions again and again and review them.
I never got it how people say "I started in mid-40ties and then improved to 80% in UW"

I started with 60 and improved to 68 in the end. Now doing it the second time. Its definitely useful, awesome learning tool.
hey when are you giving your step 1 ???
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Thanks a lot..yeah i really get amazed by the genius of people who scores anything abve 75% in UWORLd..i mean most of the people who gets high scores just say that same thing as u said..these things make me cringe even more and really start to doubt everything..UWORLD is such a learning tool..everything is given with so much vivid explanation..but really qs appear too tough for me to score a even 70..and people just say those and thats when heat build up..thanks a lot
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hey when are you giving your step 1 ???
Mine is on april 2nd..when's urs??
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hey when are you giving your step 1 ???
End of March.
U?
I dunno, I wanna have more "safe" space on NBMEs before I knock on them freakin prometrick doors.
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I am really in a soup now..6 weeks from now will have my exams..just completed 1 read of FA(this is the one remember somewhat),1 read of kaplan and once through kaplan videos...20 blocks in UWORLD(random timed) and still no great breakthrough..just around that 60% mark only..feeling..heat's on..please anybody help..what shud i do to improve..feeling UWORLD qs are giving me nightmare
Well how in depth did you read the Kaplan notes? In my opinion UWORLD is not a primary learning tool, its supposed to build on the Kaplan notes and stuff.. If you study them in depth you will get high scores on UWORLD.. If not then you will get a low score but if you study UWORLD harder than the average person you should be ok

I wouldn't stress too much.. Btw I feel UWORLD is over rated, I have done about 50% and I can say that like 30% of these questions are retarded and will not be asked.. That's just my opinion, I still go through it in depth for the hell of it but its mostly BS I think
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I am really in a soup now..6 weeks from now will have my exams..just completed 1 read of FA(this is the one remember somewhat),1 read of kaplan and once through kaplan videos...20 blocks in UWORLD(random timed) and still no great breakthrough..just around that 60% mark only..feeling..heat's on..please anybody help..what shud i do to improve..feeling UWORLD qs are giving me nightmare
You can do it... Since your exam is close, review your subjects along with usmleworld. Cram everything you can! Remember to take an nbme soon to help you guide your prep.
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Well how in depth did you read the Kaplan notes? In my opinion UWORLD is not a primary learning tool, its supposed to build on the Kaplan notes and stuff.. If you study them in depth you will get high scores on UWORLD.. If not then you will get a low score but if you study UWORLD harder than the average person you should be ok

I wouldn't stress too much.. Btw I feel UWORLD is over rated, I have done about 50% and I can say that like 30% of these questions are retarded and will not be asked.. That's just my opinion, I still go through it in depth for the hell of it but its mostly BS I think
i studied kaplan thoroughly and did those lectures..but the problem is i unfortunately cant remember those sea of knowledge now..i mean when doing UWORLD random timed i feel sumtimes that i am blank about a qs...no idea whatsoever of the answer...and yeah trying to do uworld hard...copying things of uworld to my FA(my FA looks like a pregnant lady now with all those xtra sheets of par tied within it)..but still have some problem thinking whether its worth it...this process of also copying uworld things is taking me whole lot of time..say cn review 60 odd qs a day...thats also one of my area of concern..any advise on thator its just fine to write the stuff in fa
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Am trying to...thank u so much....from the onset xapexz, u and suka has been absolute delight with the advise and motivation..miss xapexz nowadays though..he was supposed to give the UWSAs,nah??
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Doing UW now for the 2nd time (now timed tutor) and geting 85% cumulative.
Btw, doing tutor mode after u did it timed random unused for the first time is very productive - you do not get burned out reading the stuff that you know well already. So I did like 200 questions since this am...
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Am trying to...thank u so much....from the onset xapexz, u and suka has been absolute delight with the advise and motivation..miss xapexz nowadays though..he was supposed to give the UWSAs,nah??
Yep! I do too. I can't pester him nowadays. He's busy studying I think. His exam is near... You can pm him though. I did! He has good news about his nbme!

Good news for us too! We won't need to sacrifice virgins or goats! LOL!

Suka still visits the forum. If you mention her name in a thread, like I just did, she'll post something!

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i studied kaplan thoroughly and did those lectures..but the problem is i unfortunately cant remember those sea of knowledge now..i mean when doing UWORLD random timed i feel sumtimes that i am blank about a qs...no idea whatsoever of the answer...and yeah trying to do uworld hard...copying things of uworld to my FA(my FA looks like a pregnant lady now with all those xtra sheets of par tied within it)..but still have some problem thinking whether its worth it...this process of also copying uworld things is taking me whole lot of time..say cn review 60 odd qs a day...thats also one of my area of concern..any advise on thator its just fine to write the stuff in fa
I agree... Taking down notes from uworld is taking so long... I do hope this is worth it! Any reassurances from anyone?
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i studied kaplan thoroughly and did those lectures..but the problem is i unfortunately cant remember those sea of knowledge now..i mean when doing UWORLD random timed i feel sumtimes that i am blank about a qs...no idea whatsoever of the answer...and yeah trying to do uworld hard...copying things of uworld to my FA(my FA looks like a pregnant lady now with all those xtra sheets of par tied within it)..but still have some problem thinking whether its worth it...this process of also copying uworld things is taking me whole lot of time..say cn review 60 odd qs a day...thats also one of my area of concern..any advise on thator its just fine to write the stuff in fa
I personally make notes into a separate notebook.. FA doesn't give me the space that I want.. But yeah it takes me forever man, UWORLD is whats making me go so slowly
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I feel your pain...i have my exam next month...did the kaplan live lecture course and read fa about two times with both banks....i suggest you look at dit, its improving my usmle world scores!
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Am trying to...thank u so much....from the onset xapexz, u and suka has been absolute delight with the advise and motivation..miss xapexz nowadays though..he was supposed to give the UWSAs,nah??
I am glad we have been motivating you.... Anytime you feel like u need motivation we are here... I am sure we all need it.. Soon i will too!
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