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I'm beginning my second read in few days. guys how do you do qbank?

I have decided to read the subject/sytem then follow it through corresponding section in qbank and move to the next subject ... or finish all subjects and then solve qs at the end of 2nd round? Some friends told me to start solving qs at the end of first read as you go through the next round.

Which is better way to make my second read more efficient? I'm talking abt Kaplan qbank, I will do UW at the end of my prep.

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I'm beginning my second read in few days. guys how do you do qbank?

I have decided to read the subject/sytem then follow it through corresponding section in qbank and move to the next subject ... or finish all subjects and then solve qs at the end of 2nd round? Some friends told me to start solving qs at the end of first read as you go through the next round.

Which is better way to make my second read more efficient? I'm talking abt Kaplan qbank, I will do UW at the end of my prep.

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When i started questions, I took everyones advice and did random timed blocks. But my nbme score was stuck at 205 for a month. Then i did subject wise blocks and my score moved by 20 points. I did another subject wise review (timed tutor mode) and it again improved 10 points.
I have now become a firm believer in subject wise training. I think it helps build structure to your learning and also quick repetition of similar topics drills them into your memory.

I would recommend subject wise. You can throw in occasional mixed blocks like add up the left over subject questions into one block to experience random questions intermittently.

See what works for you and if your self-assessment scores improve then you are on the right track.

All the best!
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Also, great that you are planning to do both qbanks. But do leave enough time to make sure you complete uworld twice.
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When i started questions, I took everyones advice and did random timed blocks. But my nbme score was stuck at 205 for a month. Then i did subject wise blocks and my score moved by 20 points. I did another subject wise review (timed tutor mode) and it again improved 10 points.
I have now become a firm believer in subject wise training. I think it helps build structure to your learning and also quick repetition of similar topics drills them into your memory.

I would recommend subject wise. You can throw in occasional mixed blocks like add up the left over subject questions into one block to experience random questions intermittently.

See what works for you and if your self-assessment scores improve then you are on the right track.

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Thanks quaintlee. I'll do subjectwise. In the end of my prep I'll do ramdom, mixed.
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