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Hi...I just joined this forum n found it very helpful.. Something abt me: I'm an old graduate; not very old n a mom of 1. I m planning to give step 1 in mid next year.
Now I'm finding it very difficult to study for straight 6-8 hrs. One thing that is disturbing me the most is that my speed is very slow. Now I'm looking forward to u guys to guide me how I can manage my studies n ur personal experiences esp if any mom is reading this



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you can try to use the videos this will make your preparation much more organized
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Hi...I just joined this forum n found it very helpful.. Something abt me: I'm an old graduate; not very old n a mom of 1. I m planning to give step 1 in mid next year.
Now I'm finding it very difficult to study for straight 6-8 hrs. One thing that is disturbing me the most is that my speed is very slow. Now I'm looking forward to u guys to guide me how I can manage my studies n ur personal experiences esp if any mom is reading this



Thanx in advance...
Create a plan and follow it. Make it realistic.
Use the kaplan video and one q bank until you master in it take nbme.
Good luck!))
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Hi...I just joined this forum n found it very helpful.. Something abt me: I'm an old graduate; not very old n a mom of 1. I m planning to give step 1 in mid next year.
Now I'm finding it very difficult to study for straight 6-8 hrs. One thing that is disturbing me the most is that my speed is very slow. Now I'm looking forward to u guys to guide me how I can manage my studies n ur personal experiences esp if any mom is reading this



Thanx in advance...
I also mom, working and studying for step 1. I was not working in the beginning of the year, thinking I will be able to study at home for more than 8 hours, well i couldn't study for more than 2 months in this regimen. I found a job, I work 30 hrs per week now (I can pay for daycare with that money, but pretty much it), after work I go to library, so I try to study at least 4 hrs per day. I reserve only Sunday for my family. It's hard as my baby is almost 1 year now, but I cannot see her as much as I want, but I know I need to study. Of course someone should help you. All house choirs should be managed by someone, not you. My DH helps me a lot with everything, he takes baby to daycare, does grocery shopping if needed, cooks sometimes.
I will recommend you getting either app that will help you to create schedule or create by yourself. The main thing is to select books and stick to your schedule. Be consistent with your studies.
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I'm a mom of 2, and I did it! Make yourself a schedule, if you can afford daycare, do it! If your kid is still small, study when he/she is sleeping, study at night. If you can't do all that, have your husband watch the kids on the weekend and go to the library.
The videos weren't for me..., find your material, that you like and can stick with, then make a plan and follow it. I used to have a blank day every other week in my plan because I knew something would comeup here or there so I could catch up that day.
Good luck!
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