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Listening Should I do a simulation exam?

For instance, should I do UWSA before the real exam? timed, I mean in 8 hours?
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Yes you should dude

1] to get used to the mental stress ....if possible do two mock test of 8 hrs to prevent burnout

2] to evaluate yourself...............u must have target.....if u reach or score more than that in NBME u r ready........or else move ur date.............3 weeks of extra studying increases ur score by 10........forgot who told me this in this forum
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Ok i did USMLE world q bank, random and timed 75% overall first time. I should do UWSA or NBME form now? is 75% good?
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>70 % is good For Uwolrd....but it cannot be used to correlate ur score.............ppl who get 99 mostly get >70% but there are also guys who get in 90 too

So Nbme is more reliable that UWSA......mainly forms 6 & 7.......usually the scores in nbme are +/- 10 the actual score

http://www.usmle-forums.com/usmle-st...poll-84-a.html


For a better and more accurate prediction do both together back to back and u will get the combined avg score...more accurate
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Thanks, buddy :-) I did NBME forms offline, i even did better than UW, is that fine?
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What about Kaplan diagnostic? How can i subscribe? I can't find it on Kaplan official website. What's its cost?
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Doing NBME offline is useless..........the scoring system in nbme is totally diff..........answering wrongly 100 Qs can give maybe a score of 220 or score of 200 based on the level of difficulty of the questions u wronged hence their scores............so doing NBMe offline should be avoided


Sorry i dont know know about the kaplan diagnostic tool ..think its part of the Qbank or the centreprep .......better wait for a staff to reply on this

anyways if u finished prepping then the best options are NBME followed by UWSA for evaluation
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Default You have to do 2 NBMEs or UWSAs

I just want to say that both NBME and UWSA exams are not 8 blocks, they are 4 blocks.
So if you want to go crazy and do real simulation you have to do two NBMEs or two UWSA in one sitting, which I think it's totally unnecessary.
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I just want to say that both NBME and UWSA exams are not 8 blocks, they are 4 blocks.
So if you want to go crazy and do real simulation you have to do two NBMEs or two UWSA in one sitting, which I think it's totally unnecessary.
Why would that be unnecessary? wouldn't that be good to practice for the actual exam - going 8 hours??
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Why would that be unnecessary? wouldn't that be good to practice for the actual exam - going 8 hours??
In my personal experience, I did not do it and I did not have problems in the exam.
I did the 4 blocks (NBMEs and UWSAs) all of them. 4 blocks per day. I think that was more than enough to give you endurance. But 8 blocks is too exhausting and I don't think it's needed.
Remember, that when do the UWSA and NBME, you want to look back and see what you got wrong, this will take the time for the rest of the day, if you want to do 8 blocks you won't have time (in the same day) to see what questions you got wrong and to read the UWSA explanations which I think are very important to shape you up for the exam.
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Hey

Apoptosis...u build your endurance on a daily basis !!......yeah that too works !!
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