Originally Posted by greenentropy
I'm scoring really low on the Kaplan Q bank and I only have 3 months left to my exam. I studied really hard in my classes and I feel like none of my knowledge comes to bear in my qbank scores which are chronically low. What should I do?
Hey, don't panic just yet. You said you have 3 months til your exam so you still have some time to get things right. You say that you studied well throughout med school and yet you arent getting good scores on Kaplan Qbank. Don't freak out! This doesnt mean that the knowledge didnt stick (unless you're missing direct questions), it just means that you arent used to answering questions! You could be a straight A student, but if you were to take the exam without ever doing an NBME or a Qbank, there is a pretty solid chance you would fail/get a low score.
Im sure all the information you learned is in your head, now you just have to do the questions to see how they expect you to apply that information. Keep doing more and more questions while reviewing first aid, and I guarantee your score will increase. Knowing the information is about 60-70% of the battle. The last 30% is understanding how to read the questions, and gather the relevant information to make the right choice. So just keep hitting Qbanks, and like the above poster said, review weak subjects in Kaplan and FA.