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Guys right now i am doing UW and its really good but at the same time, it is getting into my nerves.
Some questions are really asked in twisted manner. In some questions, I know the concept involved but still choose the wrong option.
People says there is everything given in FA related to questions of real exam. I don't know about real exam but FA mentions everything which is given in UW question but FA lack that precise information which can lead me to answer that question.

One more problem. After finishing a block, it takes me 3-4 hrs to read every explanation and make notes out of it or integrate in UW.
So all those experienced people out there. This is really a crucial time of my prep. and i really need some opions about how to do this UW more accurately.

P.S.Iirritating of all is you can't copy anything from UW (sick of this). Even i email UW people that i am not trying to copy whole of there UW and sell that offline but some figures and concepts are really good there which i want to keep with me upto last.
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Im about to start u worlld i would like to know whether you are using it random timed or system time Thanks.
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Even i had this problem, takiing 3-4 hrs to review a block of u world. May be some of us are a little slow... But its worth it,. I got irritated spending 5 hrs per block and didnt take notes for many blocks. now i am realizing the mistake i made, i am running short of time n now i have to revise all those blocks again..

n regarding the twisted ques in u world dont worry there are soo many questions that after doing some u will slowly start thinking like that.. every one starts off with low scores on uworld and gradually it improves by the end... have patience ..

Dont worry about not being able to copy , if u write down all those concepts u will remember them beter. there is lot of stuff i saved from net, but its so random n unorganised that , now i hardly feel like revising them, if it were notes i would have revised comfortalby.., For the last minute preparation what works is fA and your notes nothing else.. take good notes ... ..,wish you luck ..

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same boat'....
Its really a time taking job to write down every single option's explanation
Also the questions are quite tricky

But the important topics for ex. lipid lowering drugs,propionic acid pathway,renal drugs are repeated in dew questions

Still some tips always welcome.
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hey don't worry. the biggest mistake you can make is to take UW as a testing tool. its a learning tool which has questions specially designed to make the concepts come together from different sides. for example you won't understand G6PD deff well unless you read from both Biochem n Path together. this is what UW does. so just spend time on it don't worry. by the time u finish it, u will feel very confident.
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Guys right now i am doing UW and its really good but at the same time, it is getting into my nerves.
Some questions are really asked in twisted manner. In some questions, I know the concept involved but still choose the wrong option.
People says there is everything given in FA related to questions of real exam. I don't know about real exam but FA mentions everything which is given in UW question but FA lack that precise information which can lead me to answer that question.

One more problem. After finishing a block, it takes me 3-4 hrs to read every explanation and make notes out of it or integrate in UW.
So all those experienced people out there. This is really a crucial time of my prep. and i really need some opions about how to do this UW more accurately.

P.S.Iirritating of all is you can't copy anything from UW (sick of this). Even i email UW people that i am not trying to copy whole of there UW and sell that offline but some figures and concepts are really good there which i want to keep with me upto last.
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y dnt u take camera pics of d computr screen?? dats wat i did..planin to go thru those pics agn a few days b4 d xam..
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