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im having a difficulty in completing my blocks ? im left with arount 4 to 5 qs at the end of each block....what do you guys suggest ? thank you
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Generally CK questions are longer than step 1.

Pratice daily doing questions in a timed mode. This helps the most.

If your spacing out in between questions, highlighting salient points as you read helps a lot. Striking out the obvious wrong answers helps your mind focus on the possible right choices.

When faced with relatively long questions I find it helps to read the last sentence and all the answer options first. This will at least give you some idea as to how to approach the question.This does not mean you should jump into conclusions and make a hasty choice. A targeted reading of the entire question is a must.

I hope this helps you in your preparation. GL!
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Generally CK questions are longer than step 1.

Pratice daily doing questions in a timed mode. This helps the most.

If your spacing out in between questions, highlighting salient points as you read helps a lot. Striking out the obvious wrong answers helps your mind focus on the possible right choices.

When faced with relatively long questions I find it helps to read the last sentence and all the answer options first. This will at least give you some idea as to how to approach the question.This does not mean you should jump into conclusions and make a hasty choice. A targeted reading of the entire question is a must.

I hope this helps you in your preparation. GL!
thank you so much, yeah its like building an endurance...
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I think reading the question first before reading the vignette has helped me alot to better focus my mind. Makes me work through a block quicker.

I dont have trouble finishing those u world question but those nbme exams!!! There so damn tricky! :P
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I think reading the question first before reading the vignette has helped me alot to better focus my mind. Makes me work through a block quicker.

I dont have trouble finishing those u world question but those nbme exams!!! There so damn tricky! :P
thanks my friend,, will try to do that
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Generally CK questions are longer than step 1.

Pratice daily doing questions in a timed mode. This helps the most.

If your spacing out in between questions, highlighting salient points as you read helps a lot. Striking out the obvious wrong answers helps your mind focus on the possible right choices.

When faced with relatively long questions I find it helps to read the last sentence and all the answer options first. This will at least give you some idea as to how to approach the question.This does not mean you should jump into conclusions and make a hasty choice. A targeted reading of the entire question is a must.

I hope this helps you in your preparation. GL!
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Here is a link for my earlier post about drug ads

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im not so that good in behavioral questions? do you recommend re doing kaplan lecture notes or 100 cases for cornad fisher ...thank you
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im not so that good in behavioral questions? do you recommend re doing kaplan lecture notes or 100 cases for cornad fisher ...thank you
Behavioural science from FA for step 1 and 100 cases- Conrad Fisher would be my recommended combo..thats what I used.

I did not buy any other books for BehSc so I have nothing to compare with..

Don't fret too much Lolit.. BehSc questions are kinda easy once you get the hang of it.. GL!
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