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UW > Real CK Exam > Kaplan 0
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Real CK Exam > UW > Kaplan 4
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Kaplan > UW > Real CK Exam 1
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Old 05-17-2011
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Hi and Thanks in advance
Please tell me about the length of questions.
I think that questions in online Kaplan are longer than UW.
How about real exam??
Is real Step 2 CK Exam more similar to UW or to Kaplan Qbnak in terms of the question length??
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I just took the CK Exam, I did Kaplan and UW.

I found that the real exam questions are way longer than any of Kaplan and UW.

Kaplan has done better job than UW in prolonging their case scenarios but still they are no way near the real exam.

Thank you for the great poll by the way
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thank you dear Breex
I thought that the length of questions in real exam is equal to kaplan's question..so I need to be more rapid in my exam
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Just took the "exam" today....

I found it interesting how everyone (at least from the comments I have read) seems to report that the questions in the real thing are so long--I didn't find them particularly lengthy at all. Some were pretty short actually. I guess maybe the thing is that in the longer ones, a lot of the info is extraneous or irrelevant. I did find that early on in the test (this morning) I realized that it was most efficient to read the last line first, so maybe give me a heads up as to how carefully I needed to read the question.

I'm sure this is the kind of thing that varies from person to person, but for me I find it works better to read quickly and repeatedly, than to read it all thoroughly and slowly. Today I skimmed each question quickly and then read and reread as much as I needed to get the answer. Then I marked the answers I wasn't certain of and moved on. Using this approach, I often had 10 minutes to spare at the end of the block to go over the questions I was unsure about.

I took a mini course on speed reading in college, and have found that some of the concepts are pretty helpful in the board exams (getting through the questions is never a problem.) I don't have specific resources to recommend, but I would think there would be useful websites on the subject.

It's important to remember that no one approach is right for everyone. I would encourage people to be brave and try radically different approaches for 20 or so practice questions. See what happens when you force yourself to go quickly, or to read only the last sentence and then determine what info you will need. Taking time to experiment might pay off.

Good luck
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