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Arrow Test Aug 29: 14 Wks to go: next 7 days' schedule

Hi there,
I was going to post a full 14 week schedule but I've realized after starting UW and Kaplan Qbank that it would be very unwise to plan more that a week ahead. The plan I charted in the previous thread Schedule Exam in Aug last week getting me anywhere. Hence this new schedule.
I plan to take the Step 1 on Aug 29 and plan to finish by Aug 26 so that I can relax before the D Day.

Broad time frame:
UWorld 1 block/day (1+2hrs) : 44 days- should finish by 04/07
KBank 1 block/day (1+2hrs) : 47 days- should finish by 07/07
[That's the latest i want to finish them because that's exactly 50 days from exam day]

Review exams schedule:
UWSA 1: 27/05
NBME 5: 10/06
Kaplan Simulation Test 1: 24/06
Kaplan Simulation Test 2: 08/07
[These are just fillers to keep me on my toes, just happen to have the subscription ]
UWSA 2: 15/07
NBME 11: 29/07
NBME 12/13: 12/08 [2weeks before exam]

Schedule for next 07 days:
UW 1 block/day: 03hrs
Kbank 1 block/day: 03hrs
First Aid Step 1 (First Read): Daily 2 hrs.
Day 1: BS, Embryo, Path, Pharm= 60pgs
Day 2: BChem, Immunology= 76pgs
Day 3: Micro= 75pgs
Day 4: Neuro, Psychi = 69pgs
Day 5: CVS, Renal, Resp = 79pgs
Day 6: GI, Endo, Reprod = 86pgs
Day 7: Hemat & Onco, Musculoskeletal, RR Topics = 81pgs

That's the plan of 8hr/day for now.

Will keep updating it.
Now getting started with this schedule.
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Seems like a plan ..good going doc ..well I jus started doing UW in timed mode n will read explanations in evening ..will make a plan n post here soon ..all the best ..stay in touch ..at least will post my this weeks schedule ..itz morning here n m jus starting ..will make a schedule n then start ....weekend was pretty busy so didn't studied
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Seems like a plan ..good going doc ..well I jus started doing UW in timed mode n will read explanations in evening ..will make a plan n post here soon ..all the best ..stay in touch ..at least will post my this weeks schedule ..itz morning here n m jus starting ..will make a schedule n then start ....weekend was pretty busy so didn't studied
Will wait for your schedule!
Maybe you'll have to cut down on the weekend getaways a little bit. I've realized FA takes >2hrs for 60pgs, so my 8hr is already stretched to 9hrs today.
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Info Update Day 1

Today's Target:
UW 1 block/day: 03hrs - DONE
Kbank 1 block/day: 03hrs - DONE
First Aid Step 1: BS, Embryo, Path, Pharm - Could not do Pharm

Tomorrow's Target:
UW 1 block/day: 03hrs
Kbank 1 block/day: 03hrs
First Aid Step 1: BChem, Immunology and Pharm (if possible)

I realized that it takes much more than 2 hours to read 60 pgs of FA but I pushed really hard today.
Scores in Tests has increased marginally but still at 55th %ile in UW .
I am not going to take notes from question banks, it is too time consuming.
So, hopefully I'll be able to dedicate more time to FA tomorrow and cover up for today!

Till then good nite!
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Today's Target:
UW 1 block/day: 03hrs - DONE
Kbank 1 block/day: 03hrs - DONE
First Aid Step 1: BS, Embryo, Path, Pharm - Could not do Pharm

Tomorrow's Target:
UW 1 block/day: 03hrs
Kbank 1 block/day: 03hrs
First Aid Step 1: BChem, Immunology and Pharm (if possible)

I realized that it takes much more than 2 hours to read 60 pgs of FA but I pushed really hard today.
Scores in Tests has increased marginally but still at 55th %ile in UW .
I am not going to take notes from question banks, it is too time consuming.
So, hopefully I'll be able to dedicate more time to FA tomorrow and cover up for today!

Till then good nite!
BRAVO DOC..good job...well for my this month's plan check out my new thread..step 1 in sept..my milestones to it...
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Unhappy Update Day 2: Slow lazy day!

Today's Target:
UW 1 block/day: 03hrs - DONE
Kbank 1 block/day: 03hrs - DONE Dismal Score
First Aid Step 1:
BChem, Immunology and Pharm (if possible)
Only Pharm done and 10/55pgs of BChem

Tomorrow's Target:
UW 1 block/day: 03hrs
Kbank 1 block/day: 03hrs
First Aid Step 1: Immunology and Rest of Bchem (56pgs) Start Micro if possible.

I had planned to cover up for yesterday but I was somehow very slow today. Just couldn't pick myself up. That's what I mean when I say I can't do more than 8 hrs a day !
Now there is an additional backlog in FA.
Results in tests slipped again today... probably because I was so distracted.

Need some divine help to keep up with my schedule.

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Today's Target:
UW 1 block/day: 03hrs - DONE
Kbank 1 block/day: 03hrs - DONE Dismal Score
First Aid Step 1:
BChem, Immunology and Pharm (if possible)
Only Pharm done and 10/55pgs of BChem

Tomorrow's Target:
UW 1 block/day: 03hrs
Kbank 1 block/day: 03hrs
First Aid Step 1: Immunology and Rest of Bchem (56pgs) Start Micro if possible.

I had planned to cover up for yesterday but I was somehow very slow today. Just couldn't pick myself up. That's what I mean when I say I can't do more than 8 hrs a day !
Now there is an additional backlog in FA.
Results in tests slipped again today... probably because I was so distracted.

Need some divine help to keep up with my schedule.
same here ..im completely drained n cant continue for today ..couldnt do even 50 % of what i decided n i left my chair jus for lunch n prayers twice only thats it ..rest i was glued to it n still couldnt finish it...m so sad today.....jus peeped in here to divert my attention lil bit..feel like crying ...
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All the best n yeah boost urself ...m sleeping now ..reviewed 10 questions before dozing off ..still 86 to review before I do next block ..will review tomrw first n then start my target ..wish me luck ! Gudnite
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All the best n yeah boost urself ...m sleeping now ..reviewed 10 questions before dozing off ..still 86 to review before I do next block ..will review tomrw first n then start my target ..wish me luck ! Gudnite
Gudnite. Today sis slow as well but I'm taking a nap before moving on coz nothing's getting into my head now.
Goodluck for tomorrow..
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Info Update Day 3

Another sluggish day

Today's Target:
UW 1 block/day: 03hrs - DONE
Kbank 1 block/day: 03hrs - DONE
First Aid Step 1: BChem (45pgs), Immunology, Start Micro if possible:
Could only do BChem. Not touched Immunology and could not even think of Micro.
Running 2days behind on FA read but what to do.. At least I'm able to somehow do 1 block in each QBank. Some solace.

Tomorrow's Target:
UW 1 block/day: 03hrs
Kbank 1 block/day: 03hrs
First Aid Step 1: Immunology and Micro (20pgs)
A more realistic goal in FA since whatever I do I'm unable to do more than ~50pgs in a day.

Till tomorrow then!
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Another sluggish day

Today's Target:
UW 1 block/day: 03hrs - DONE
Kbank 1 block/day: 03hrs - DONE
First Aid Step 1: BChem (45pgs), Immunology, Start Micro if possible:
Could only do BChem. Not touched Immunology and could not even think of Micro.
Running 2days behind on FA read but what to do.. At least I'm able to somehow do 1 block in each QBank. Some solace.

Tomorrow's Target:
UW 1 block/day: 03hrs
Kbank 1 block/day: 03hrs
First Aid Step 1: Immunology and Micro (20pgs)
A more realistic goal in FA since whatever I do I'm unable to do more than ~50pgs in a day.

Till tomorrow then!
hi there ...thank god that u were able to do 2 blocks of qbank ..thats a good job..yesterday was most sluggish for me..jus reviewed my previous blocks..couldnt do a new one n studied two small chapters of pharma n physio each...all coz i couldnt go to library...thats the most serene place for me..well all the best doc..n keep me updated about ur prog..i still need to complete psychi n embryo from FA before i finish first read ..so that i can start revising it..itz a good book..i must say..it has everything ..everything means everything..really jus dig it n u find answers to ur qbank questions all thr..as if UW is testing u on FA ..GUD NITE DOC ...
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@ drssbaz , nice plan... do stick to it. dont lose ur heart for the fa backlogs, you will gain pace.. FA, is very deceiving we tend to under estimate time it takes . All the best doc
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@ drssbaz , nice plan... do stick to it. dont lose ur heart for the fa backlogs, you will gain pace.. FA, is very deceiving we tend to under estimate time it takes . All the best doc
Thanks

Don't have much to say today.
The net connection was very bad today and I wasn't getting any headway in my reading so I decided to take a break in the evening.

Finished today:
Answered 1 block of KBank and 1 block of UW.
Reviewed the block of UW.
Hope to review Kbank's block before I sleep.
Finished Immunology from FA.

Tomorrow:
Review remaining questions of KBank
1 block of UW and Kbank each
Read 34/75 pgs Micro (Bacteriology, Mycology, Parasitology) if possible Virology (15pgs)

This is frustrating but thanks for all the support guys. I'm so grateful I joined this forum.
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hi there ...thank god that u were able to do 2 blocks of qbank ..thats a good job..yesterday was most sluggish for me..jus reviewed my previous blocks..couldnt do a new one n studied two small chapters of pharma n physio each...all coz i couldnt go to library...thats the most serene place for me..well all the best doc..n keep me updated about ur prog..i still need to complete psychi n embryo from FA before i finish first read ..so that i can start revising it..itz a good book..i must say..it has everything ..everything means everything..really jus dig it n u find answers to ur qbank questions all thr..as if UW is testing u on FA ..GUD NITE DOC ...
You are right about FA and I'm also realizing the same as I'm getting through whatever few pages I'm able to get through. There are so many questions I thought were "what dafuq" and then saw the answer later in FA.
Update your schedule too. Gudnite.
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Cool Update Day 5

Today was far better in terms of covering syllabus.

Finished today:

Answered and reviewed 1 block of KBank and 1 block of UW. Although I must admit I'm doing pathetic as far as scores are concerned. It doesn't matter as long as I'm learning something new. In fact most of the mistakes I made today were the "Silly" mistakes.
Finished Bacteriology (Micro) from FA.

There is still time left today & I'll try to do another 25pgs of Micro (Virology, Parasitology, Mycology) before bedtime .

Tomorrow:
1 block of UW and Kbank each
Finish Micro and possibly do 10 pgs of Psy.

Good night!
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Smile Update Day 6

Today was even better than yesterday.

Finished today:

Answered and reviewed 1 block of KBank and 1 block of UW.
I'm still doing pathetic as far as scores are concerned.
Finished Micro and Psy from FA. Mostly because I was able to do 9 more pages than I expected before sleeping last night.

There is about 2hrs before I sleep today & I'll try to do 20pgs of Neurology but I'm tired now so I would be satisfied with even 10 .

Tried to study with fellow forum member on Skype. Hmmm! Need to match our frequencies. Let's see if this works out.

Tomorrow's Target:
1 block of UW and Kbank each
Finish Neuro (38-28pgs depending on how much I do tonight), Resp (21pgs).

I have a burnout every 96 hrs approx so I guess I'll write next weeks schedule day after when that happens .

Good night!
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Smile Update Day 7

Today wasn't as good as yesterday.

Finished today:

Answered and reviewed 1 block of KBank and 1 block of UW.
Scores are still matter of concern.
Finished Neuro from FA. I was able to do only 9 more pages of Neuro instead of the targetted 10-20 before sleeping last night.
Couldn't do anything else.

Next Weeks's Schedule in a new link: Test Aug 29: 13 Wks to go: next 7 days' schedule
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