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Old 04-28-2012
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Hi EO,

Do u think just FA 2012 is adequate revision source to pass? I'm planning to take Step 1 by the end of this year, while also studying for my final year exam. That leave me with not much time (about 30 weekends! with revision speed of one topic per weekend). Am I expecting a mircle:sorry:?

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FA is very good. But i doubt if it alone is enough for revision, because FA is highly summarized so some steps might be omitted which you might get from an extra source like Kaplan Notes. But make sure you are doing Qbanks( Kaplan, UW..etc) along with it so you see how well you understand those concepts. Use NBME's to access your level of preparedness before the exam.

Also, revision of one topic per weekend...depends on what you mean by topic. Make sure you browse through the forum and see some ways other students have prepared for the exam.

Good luck. Don't just hope to pass. Hope to destroy the exam.
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