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Question Should I stop UW and go back to my FA?

Hello Guys.
My question here is the next.
I Have done Kaplan videos once and reviewed Kaplan lecture notes once.
Did Kaplan Qbank, took me a lot of time.
Review some topics of FA
Start UW, today I finished the first 50% of the questions and my average is 69%,
The thing is that takes me a lot of time to review the questions, I do one block of 46 Questions like every 2 days. Takes me one whole day to review 23Q.

The thing is that I haven't really review FA from cover to cover. Should I stop now and review FA or keep on doing Questions and review FA like 2 weeks before the exam?

Is it a good idea to be going to the exam without doing questions like for 2 or 3 weeks?
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When are u taking your step 1?..have u done Qbook ?
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Stop Stop UW

Stop doing UW
Go back to your KLN and FA. Read them very well.
Then come back to UW.

If necessary, postpone the exam to do that.

The reason why you are taking so long in UW is that you did not master your primary materials well.
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finish FA at least once or may be twice before start doing questions....
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Stop doing UW
Go back to your KLN and FA. Read them very well.
Then come back to UW.

If necessary, postpone the exam to do that.

The reason why you are taking so long in UW is that you did not master your primary materials well.

Even if my average score is 69% accumulative. Do you think is lack of knowledge?????
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Even if my average score is 69% accumulative. Do you think is lack of knowledge?????
That's a great point at your side, 69 its really good score, if you are doing timed and unused, new question.

When i started UW i was doing something like you, then i realize some of the question i was just re-reading it over and over, IDEALLY it should be at least 1 block of UW and couple of hours reading FA ... so basically you are just reading UW...

Keep it up, eventually it will come but do ur best, that's what i did, now i do 2 UW per day and read a chapter of the lower subject i got on UW.

so my advice,

Read The answer, the right and wrong, do ur annotations but remember sometimes everything its on FA, you just need to read it... trust on your knowledge you are scoring pretty well... Most of my friend that finished UW they ended it at 66, they scored 99 231 -240 most of them.

and remember, you have to take time to read FA... FA and UW both are essential but 1 without the other is usesless or lets say it,,, you are trying to walk with just 1 feet.

I think that's enough, another tip is, if you are at 50 % of your UW and scoring 69% overall correct, go and take 1 NBME and it will decide whether you need to stop it or keeping but keep in mind the tips... UW and FA.

Here is a Correlator

http://usmle-score-correlation.blogspot.com/

Rulz.-
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Yes I'm doing timed random blocks of unused Questions, so my score is reliable.
Thank You very much for your tips. I will take that into consideration.
The reason why I take so long is that I review every question with FA and do my notes.
My worry Is that I haven't read FA from cover to cover. But I will try now to go faster and read FA at least 3 to 4h a day.
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Yes I'm doing timed random blocks of unused Questions, so my score is reliable.
Thank You very much for your tips. I will take that into consideration.
The reason why I take so long is that I review every question with FA and do my notes.
My worry Is that I haven't read FA from cover to cover. But I will try now to go faster and read FA at least 3 to 4h a day.
Now you are talking... That will get you better... =)
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Doing FA is very importnat. Stop UW, do FA and then come back to UW.
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