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Planning Can't remember KLN; Should I revise?

I have completed Kaplan videos and Kaplan Lecture Notes and Goljan once. I am confused what to do next? I have not started FA yet

I have exam in July. Now I feel like I don't remember anything what I read in kaplan.

Is revising Kaplan a good option? or to start with Kaplan qbank and FA for a month now. And then start with uworld later.

Need your suggestions.
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I can tell you what I am doing... U can see if it works for you...
I read Kaplan LN for most of the courses in the beginning of my prep without FA. And after a point when I started doing kaplan Qbank (online) I realized I didn't remember much.. So I started reviewing kaplan LN and adding notes to FA that way I am kinda doing both at hte same time because I won't have time to go over all the kaplan books again...
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I can tell you what I am doing... U can see if it works for you...
I read Kaplan LN for most of the courses in the beginning of my prep without FA. And after a point when I started doing kaplan Qbank (online) I realized I didn't remember much.. So I started reviewing kaplan LN and adding notes to FA that way I am kinda doing both at hte same time because I won't have time to go over all the kaplan books again...

Thankyou for your reply.

I might end up doing that later i think . As i already feel i don remember the kaplan notes.

How long does it take to finish reviewing kaplan notes and adding it to FA?

And is it possible to do kaplan qbank and review kaplan notes and FA at the same time?
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dont waste ur time

start with UW now!
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dont waste ur time

start with UW now!
Is it not too early to start uworld now. my exam's in july
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Is it not too early to start uworld now. my exam's in july
Ideally, it's kaplan qbank, then, uworld.

However, a first qbank takes AT LEAST 2 months. After kaplan qbank, hopefully, you'll finish uworld in a month. But on the average it also takes 1-2 months. You're 4 months from the exam. The time is just "exact"...

Aj23 has a point... You might not have time to revise KLN. Or you might find yourself having not enough time for uworld at the end. There is that risk. On the other hand, squeezing everything until July is still possible.
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How many times to repeat Kaplan
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dont waste ur time

start with UW now!
I have the same problem , I really don't remember anything .. I do realize how much qbanks are important .. But my question is .. How can you do questions if you don't remember the information ? Is this the case with you when you started ? I'm really afraid of starting them and realize how dumb I am
My exam is in three months .. I'm doing Kaplan videos for the next time with annotating on FA ..when is the right time to start doing questions and DIT ?
Anyone ? I'm really confused
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i'm in a similar position to joanna
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I'm also have the same problem...
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I finally decided and subscribed to kaplan qbank.

I tried reviewing kaplan for the past few days.But needed a change from this pattern of studying as i have been going through these notes for long time now.

Thanks guys

Will soon let u all know how it goes ........
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hay gays what about subscribe to KL Qbank for 1 year and doing the question the each subject after u finish each one alone ..
and then after finish the hole kaplanLN and videos do it randamly ...
and then go for UW bank ..
is it good way ..??
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I have the same problem , I really don't remember anything .. I do realize how much qbanks are important .. But my question is .. How can you do questions if you don't remember the information ? Is this the case with you when you started ? I'm really afraid of starting them and realize how dumb I am
My exam is in three months .. I'm doing Kaplan videos for the next time with annotating on FA ..when is the right time to start doing questions and DIT ?
Anyone ? I'm really confused
you'll be surprised how much you really do remember...you think you didnt retain anything, but you do, and you will see it in your thought processes as you answer questions...the questions will help solidify the concepts that are high yield in your head, and you will be able to see how certain concepts are formulated...you can read and read and it won't do you any good if you don't start practicing...

i use this analogy, its like eating lots of really healthy, nutritious food...but if you don't exercise, it won't be so nutritious, it will just make you fat...so get out and exercise, do questions, read again to brush up...do as many questions as you can find, see how they ask questions in multiple different ways...then revise what you're weak on...its working so far for me!!
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you'll be surprised how much you really do remember...you think you didnt retain anything, but you do, and you will see it in your thought processes as you answer questions...the questions will help solidify the concepts that are high yield in your head, and you will be able to see how certain concepts are formulated...you can read and read and it won't do you any good if you don't start practicing...

i use this analogy, its like eating lots of really healthy, nutritious food...but if you don't exercise, it won't be so nutritious, it will just make you fat...so get out and exercise, do questions, read again to brush up...do as many questions as you can find, see how they ask questions in multiple different ways...then revise what you're weak on...its working so far for me!!

I really appreciate your reply thanks I purchased UWARLD few days ago but I felt afraid to activate it as I'm not ready yet ! So are you suggesting to do them randomly or along with each subject I revise ? Before or after ?I keep seeing people talking about there qbanks score as an assessment test where as I see it as a learning tool !

thanks again and I appreciate any advise or an experience related to this ..Good luck to all
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I really appreciate your reply thanks I purchased UWARLD few days ago but I felt afraid to activate it as I'm not ready yet ! So are you suggesting to do them randomly or along with each subject I revise ? Before or after ?I keep seeing people talking about there qbanks score as an assessment test where as I see it as a learning tool !

thanks again and I appreciate any advise or an experience related to this ..Good luck to all
I suggest, and I think others will, to do it at random, timed blocks...doesn't matter how many questions you do at a time...I wouldn't advise subject wise, because your real test won't be subject-wise...plus you get to test your overall knowledge, not just expertise in one subject...

I don't believe in Qbanks being assessments, except to see where you are weak, or may have trouble understanding concepts...I believe uworld has the best explanations and thus is a great learning tool...The NBME's can be used to asses progress...good luck!
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[QUOTE=meddoc4u;108063]i'm in a similar position to joanna[/Q

dont expect urselves to remmbr everything aftr 1st read, just go thru everything and try to understand the concepts and try to link subjects to each other. i think by the end of first read u shud nt expect urself to remmbr more than 20%.
in 2nd read focus on memorizing, make pneumonics, buzz words, do u world, and aftr tht u'll realize u remmber almost 70-80%..
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