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Well Step 1 is done with and on to CS.
The only way I could keep up with the schedule of my Step 1 prep was by updating on this forum so I think I'll do same for CS too.
Let's see how it pans out.

So starting with,
Possible Strengths:
Totally chilled out after a long break after Step 1.
I can talk in English .
I am over with the solid 10 days of jet lag. So I can keep my eyes open while I look at my books.

Problems:
I can't type well maybe 10-15WPM.
I can talk but I have no clue what people are saying to me here in the US . Not much interpersonal contact anyways.
Out of patient contact for a long time.
Don't know brand names of medications.
Old IMG.
Lots of things going on, so difficult to concentrate. Can't put in more than 2 hours a day. Most days 1 hr.

Sources:
CSEVideo
First Aid for CS
Skype
and this forum

Schedule: Overview
So this is the broad plan for now.
Target dates:
31/10: Finish 36 videos and notes from CSEVideo. The subscription ends so I won't have a choice anyways .
15/11: Finish FA 1st read.
30/11: Finish FA 2nd read
30/11: Typing at 30WPM.

07/12: Hope to feel some confidence by this time .

This is keeping 2hrs for study and 1/2 hr for typing practice per day.
Hopefully, 45-60min practice with SP on most days.

I hope this schedule I am able to stick to.

So let's get started. Any suggestions from anyone are welcome.
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Well good luck . Its almost my schedule too , lets see if it works .
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Two questions for you,
how many hours CSE does contain? Ive heard like 9 or so
what about UW step 2 cs cases on line?
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Two questions for you,
how many hours CSE does contain? Ive heard like 9 or so
what about UW step 2 cs cases on line?
Yes it has about 9 hrs or so of videos. I can afford only one source & CSEVideo is tried & tested by a lot of people so invested there.
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Well good luck . Its almost my schedule too , lets see if it works .
Hey Ziad if you are following same schedule then would you like to practice the day's FA cases on Skype? If you are interested, we can work out a time that works for both of us.
Good luck to you too.
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2 hrs for study daily? I assumed you work full time then. By the way, UW cases 70 $ 1 month, i believe CSE videos like 170? Correct me , if Im wrong, new 4th edition FA like 42$, I think i paid. But I agree, Im going to buy CSE too! Good luck to all of us!
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2 hrs for study daily? I assumed you work full time then. By the way, UW cases 70 $ 1 month, i believe CSE videos like 170? Correct me , if Im wrong, new 4th edition FA like 42$, I think i paid. But I agree, Im going to buy CSE too! Good luck to all of us!
I can't explain here why I can't give more time.. It's complicated.
I got the SE Asian Edition of FA which is about 15$ and available only India, Nepal, etc and CSE Video 14+3 days package costs 100$.
I am hoping and trying to put in more time but I don't see anything changing or getting better in the next few weeks. So.... Yes Good Luck to all of us.
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Didn't do anything!

I'll post a detailed schedule tomorrow so that I can follow it on a day to day basis.
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My exam is on the 19th of December so we do have matching schedules. I would like to practice cases on Skype. Are you interested Dr SSBAZ
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My exam is on the 19th of December so we do have matching schedules. I would like to practice cases on Skype. Are you interested Dr SSBAZ
Sure, Why don't you send me a contact request?
How far done are you?
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Well I didn't update... for a long time..
I chatted with a study partner for an hour & that about ended my day. Took 14min to take just history :'(
OK.
So I didn't study much.
CSEVideo: Done 24/36 videos. Thankfully doesn't take much time. What I didn't realize was that there are almost 30 audio notes, etc. So have to make time for that.
FA: 16/44 cases read. Tried writing a PN for the 1st two cases but well I find that my initial confidence was ill founded. I miss out a lot of points and come up with funny differentials, which even I find ridiculous when I read the note back .
Need to give it more time.
Weekend is kind of committed somewhere, so I'll draw up a day wise plan and then post it here tomorrow, definitely.
I need to get my act together.
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Kindly send you Skype ID or FB ID...
I am busy on the weekend too.. I am in Pakistan these days and cant buy CSE from here. Anyway I am doing FA's cases these days....
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