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Old 11-13-2011
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Hello friends,
M preparing for c.k since 5 months.. I took nbme 2 3 weeks back it showed 400.. was depressed studied all the weak areas and took nbme 4 2 weeks later it showed 320..
don't know what to do.. planning to take uwsa tomorrow after revising again.. I just want to know how much nbme predicts actual score for step 2.

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I don't know if I'm in a position to give advice , cause my exam is tomorrow :sorry::sorry: & I screwed up in my UWSA a couple of days back , but actually I felt it didn't represent my performance accurately , but here's what I came out with from my long time of preparation , it's not about how much you know only _ of course it's important don't get me wrong but it's not all _ , it's mostly dependent on how you use what you know in answering the questions ,& if you are able to recognize the clues & differential diagnosis in each question , cause let me tell you something , I think even if you memorize the books cover to cover but didn't practice on enough questions it will do you no good , & I guess that's what happened to you .
so my advice to you , do as many questions as you possibly can so you get used to the way the clues & the distractors are presented in the questions . good luck , hope that helps.
by the way , when is your test?

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tell us a bout your UWSA score after you finish it ,, may be we can figure out what's going on , good luck
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I don't know if I'm in a position to give advice , cause my exam is tomorrow :sorry::sorry: & I screwed up in my UWSA a couple of days back , but actually I felt it didn't represent my performance accurately , but here's what I came out with from my long time of preparation , it's not about how much you know only _ of course it's important don't get me wrong but it's not all _ , it's mostly dependent on how you use what you know in answering the questions ,& if you are able to recognize the clues & differential diagnosis in each question , cause let me tell you something , I think even if you memorize the books cover to cover but didn't practice on enough questions it will do you no good , & I guess that's what happened to you .
so my advice to you , do as many questions as you possibly can so you get used to the way the clues & the distractors are presented in the questions . good luck , hope that helps.
by the way , when is your test?


Hey thank you so much for that, but the thing is i have done u world twice..
1st time i scored on an average of 65% all timed mode n completed 100% n revised all wrong questions again.. read kaplan twice..revised few topics from mtb 2 n few from mtb 3..

What else can i do.. instead of revising them again n again..
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Hi frendz,
Scored 217 on uwsa.. Time management was difficult. so now can u please advice m planning to take exam on 21st.. My mistake was i changed answers for 5 q in block 3 which all went wrong.. How much does this correlate
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Hi frendz,
Scored 217 on uwsa.. Time management was difficult. so now can u please advice m planning to take exam on 21st.. My mistake was i changed answers for 5 q in block 3 which all went wrong.. How much does this correlate
with real exam.
i dunno if this helps u, but when im stuck between 2 answers i nvr change my first answer because i believe the first answer comes from God. unless i picked an answer hastily and then went over the details again n tot, no that cant be it, and im very confident, ONLY THEN i change my answer. this has helped me change very few answers since preparing for step 2. in step 1 i changed answers A LOT.....

changing answers all the time isnt good because u do it in a hurry and make wrong choices because u are trying to chase for time as well. try to reduce that.
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Hey younissmed,

How did u do your exam.. can u share ur experience with us..
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Hey seetal,

Thank you for your advice.. that will be really helpful
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