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Planning How to make it happen?

hi, my exam is in October and i wanna start to study in 1 of July
my material for the exam :

1) Kaplan Lecture Notes
2) Kaplan's video
3) FA
4) Goljan -pathology
5) Clinical Microbiology MRS 3rd edition
4) UW
5) NBME
6) Qbank offline

my plan is to study 8 hr/day, reading LN + videos (histo+ cyto--> embryo--> biochem--> anatomy+ neuro--> physio--> micro--> patho--> pharm--> BS )

every day 5 hrs of reading and understanding and 3 hrs q from UW+ FA
do u think its o.k???

does anyone knows if study by systems is better or just by the subjects???
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Study by subjects, biochem, anatomy, pathology, and so on. I think is better.
About doing UW while you are reading I personally think is not a good option.
Do a first or second reading of all books along with FA. Then do UW, leave it for last, to consolidate material information and to learn new stuff that are not in the books.
Do UW timed and random, is a better way to get ready for the real deal.
Good luck
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tnxx!!

can u please tell me when to start NBME ??
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many test takers do not rely on it
if u want do it when u are done with ur preparation ..
take nbme 6 or 7
if u get good scores go for the real deal
if not check where u lack
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thank u 4 the help!!
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Hey! My advice...study like 14-16 hours a day. Start off with doing Goljan audios with FA. Then move on to doing Kaplan videos with FA. All this time do UWorld questions. Later on do DIT, and do FA by yourself as many times as you can!
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Hey! My advice...study like 14-16 hours a day. Start off with doing Goljan audios with FA. Then move on to doing Kaplan videos with FA. All this time do UWorld questions. Later on do DIT, and do FA by yourself as many times as you can!
Unfortunately, not many people can keep up 14-16 hour days for that many months. I would say for most people 10 hours might be a bit more realistic. Obviously the more time you put it, the more likely you are to do better but don't do it at the expense of your sanity! Perhaps start at 8 and work your way up to 12 or more if possible. Or if you can go straight for 14-16, more power to you.
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Unfortunately, not many people can keep up 14-16 hour days for that many months. I would say for most people 10 hours might be a bit more realistic. Obviously the more time you put it, the more likely you are to do better but don't do it at the expense of your sanity! Perhaps start at 8 and work your way up to 12 or more if possible. Or if you can go straight for 14-16, more power to you.

Yeah it doesnt really matter how many hours you can top of course, but the more the better. And the more use to you get with studying for long hours each day. Def working your way up from 8 to 10 to 12 to 14 would be awesome and very very beneficial. When I say study for 16 hours, I actually mean, be awake for 16 hours :P so you end up studying like 10-14 hours in total!
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If it's about been awake I agree with Cautie in that most of us stay awake for 16 hours a day or more. But honestly does our brain retain material after studying for 10 or more hours. Well I don't think so. You can stay there reading but there's a big difference between reading and studying.
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i'm appreciate ur help

what do u think about Kaplan's Q?? or UW is much better ??
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