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I've been doing Uworld in timed mode for the last 1.5 weeks, and I find it hard to complete all the 46 Q's in 1 hour. Is this normal, or am I just slow? I've also finished nearly 75% of Uworld (though only 15% in 'timed mode' only).

I used to get around 60-65% on timed tutor mode, but on ONLY timed mode I get ONLY 41-43%!!! Btw, this is my first pass at Uworld.

What is happening!? Any suggestions? Has anyone else faced this problem?
Is the real exam and NBME's longer/shorter/same as Uworld?
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I've been doing Uworld in timed mode for the last 1.5 weeks, and I find it hard to complete all the 46 Q's in 1 hour. Is this normal, or am I just slow? I've also finished nearly 75% of Uworld (though only 15% in 'timed mode' only).

I used to get around 60-65% on timed tutor mode, but on ONLY timed mode I get ONLY 41-43%!!! Btw, this is my first pass at Uworld.

What is happening!? Any suggestions? Has anyone else faced this problem?
Is the real exam and NBME's longer/shorter/same as Uworld?
From what I heared,the exam has so many long questions and some one lined questions too.you should start practicing on your speed.stop using tutor mode.you can review the block after u are done.I was scared too when I started using timed mode but it made me to finish some blocks even in 40mins.you may not believe it but it's true and the irony is that I even score higher when I move very fast but when am relaxed and start reasoning too much is when I make some nasty mistakes and my score drops.

So,do it in the mornings when you are still fresh in timed mode only.put yourself in exam mode
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Thanks Chux! I'm going to try the 'not think too much' tactic for my next exam.

Anyone else out there with ideas/ suggestions, anything? Or if someone has face similar problems with Uworld?
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It is really a tragedy when an intelligent hard working student is not successful on the exam because of timing, but we see it happen so often. It is important for you to get a grip on timing BEFORE you go into the exam. We can offer you some ideas and helpful techniques on how to do that. Would you like some skype sessions? If you would like more information please email us to: themedicalboards@gmail.com. With compliments. The Institute of Medical Boards
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