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Listening What should be my strategy?

Guys need guidance..
its been 9 months of starting my preparation..
had completed kaplan 1st read + goljan audios for first 4 months
kaplan q bank- 1 month 40-45% score
u world - 2 months 45-50% score
FA once
2nd time goljan audios

oct uwsa 1 - 175
nov nbme 11 - 145
dec nbme 12 - 165

now after extending my eligibility i have max feb end..
cant waste any more nbmes..
now if i plan to give my next nbme in feb 15 what should be my strategy?
plz give ur advice.. my aim is really high.. thanx..
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do uwsa 2 try to get above 80% that will give u confidence
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Before doing any more assesments you should read fa around 6 times until you by heart it.thats whats people who aced the exam told me.
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Have you did FA with videos of FA? I am doing this way and I actually learned much better than just reading FA alone. A huge difference. You should try this way and then do UW questions based on the subject that you covered. Example, watching FA video of cardiology while reading FA cardiology and then do a block of cardiology using the 4 Ps. This method should work and improve your score.
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Have you did FA with videos of FA? I am doing this way and I actually learned much better than just reading FA alone. A huge difference. You should try this way and then do UW questions based on the subject that you covered. Example, watching FA video of cardiology while reading FA cardiology and then do a block of cardiology using the 4 Ps. This method should work and improve your score.
i had never heard anything called FA videos.. wer can i find it?
and wot does 4 Ps mean? ( do a block of cardiology using the 4 Ps)
so u mean i should again subscribe to u-world?
thanks.
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i had never heard anything called FA videos.. wer can i find it?
and wot does 4 Ps mean? ( do a block of cardiology using the 4 Ps)
so u mean i should again subscribe to u-world?
thanks.

FA videos are found at Falcon, usmlerx.com, and DIT does FA. I got Falcon and usmlerx. But Falcon is way better for me.

4 Ps are pathology, pharmacology, pathophysiology, and physiology. So here, I do Cardiology with those 4 Ps in one block, Endocrine 4 Ps in one block and so forth. Then I would do all organs with 4 Ps in block and so forth.

UW is needed until end of your exam day. Also, try to get other qbank. I am currently using UW and usmlerx qbank. usmlerx qbank is questions from FA.

Let me if you need anything else.
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FA videos are found at Falcon, usmlerx.com, and DIT does FA. I got Falcon and usmlerx. But Falcon is way better for me.

4 Ps are pathology, pharmacology, pathophysiology, and physiology. So here, I do Cardiology with those 4 Ps in one block, Endocrine 4 Ps in one block and so forth. Then I would do all organs with 4 Ps in block and so forth.

UW is needed until end of your exam day. Also, try to get other qbank. I am currently using UW and usmlerx qbank. usmlerx qbank is questions from FA.

Let me if you need anything else.
thanks a lot.. will check out those videos.. thanx a tonn 4 ur advice..
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I recommend not doing usmle world subject wise.you should always do random timed.
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I am definitely taking everything everyone said to heart. I need as much advice and knowledge as possible. Thank you to all
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