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Old 06-20-2014
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I took my CS exam last year in Philly & failed the ICE portion of the test. It was a total shock, a disaster, I was not expecting it at all. I became really depressed after I failed, I was planning to take Ck but my failure in CS deeply impacted my concentration & focus on anything, after a lot of crying & whining I decided to retake the test so I paid my CS fees & booked a spot in the same test center after 5 mnths, meanwhile I kept studying for CK trying not to think abt CS at all for sometime. Many of my friends advised me to take the test at Atlanta, but due to poor finances and already spending twice the money for CS exam I didn't like the idea, since I live only 30 miles away from Philly test centre & I'm happy I didn't waste money on unnecessary travelling.
PREPARATION: Last year when I took the test I spent like 2 mnths of very passive studying with my online study partner. Somehow we were both kind of lazy & didnt practice much when it came to typing the PN & I think that's why I failed my ICE. MY SEP & CIS were in higher performance but ICE was really really poor.
So this time I knew I had to do something different. Unfortunately I could not find a live SP this time as well, so I had to choose an online partner. But this time I practiced with 3 different partners. I spent 4 full weeks for CS, practiced more than 5-6 PN's everyday & got my hand on every useful material that could help. My typing wasnt too great but I managed to type abt 45 wpm. I always practiced every case in a 25 min time including the PN typing, trust me it helps big time. when u write PN everyday in timed mode, your brain gets trained for the exam & in the exam even under time pressure u manage to finish off everything, It also boosts your confidence that you have practiced well enough.
RESOURCES: MY biggest resource was definately FA. I did all the mini cases & long cases inside out. memorised the differentials & work ups. I also used Kaplan videos & UW cases. Kaplan was really really helpful gave so many useful tips that I listened to the twice before the test. I wish I had done that last time.
Overall most helpful resource was:
1-First aid latest edition
& kaplan videos

Somewhat helpful :
2- UW cases

Least helpful:
3-rumors & other Crap

If u need any of these materials send me a message.

Final Result : After 2 mnths of waiting I got my results, I wasnt really expecting anything this time, I left everything to God saying that I did my best, the rest is upto you. I didn not thing about my mistakes & never talked abt them on the forums or with anyone. Its not that this time my exam was without any errors, Of course we being humans can never be perfect!! But I'm so happy as soon as I opened my score report with all the arrythmias & abnormal bowel sounds I saw a BIG PASS & I just cant tell u how happy I felt at that moment.

For all those who failed the test would like to say dont make yourself suffer, dont ever loose hope , people will tell you so much crap abt the test dont listen to any negativity & just get your FA , practice cases & bounce back , you will definately make it the next time. Wish you all the very best for the tests
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Congratulations blue bloater! Well done
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Congrats........, can u farward Kaplan materials to dctr12345@gmail.com ,thank u so much.
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congrats .....
can you please do me a favor and e mail me the material on smodoc2012@gmail.com
thank you.
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Congratulations,
How can I get the Kaplan video`s ? my test is soon.
my email is tareq762003@gmail.com
my Skype dr.maraqa
and my no. (480) 619-7081
Thank you for your help
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Congrats on your success.
Can you send me the Kaplan Videos? My exam is in two weeks!
e-mail: wuchelabe@gmail.com
Thanks.
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hello can you send me also the kaplan videos
thanks alot! boots.pants@aol.com
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Can you send me the videos please at drmoheb@hotmail.com
Thanks a lot
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Cud u send m videos
dia_saji@yahoo.com
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can u please send me kaplan video's link to alice20bg@gmail.com, please include you personal email id too.

Thank you
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