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i should be done with my kaplan videos (which would be the 3rd revision of my kaplan notes) just 2 months prior to my exam date. so within that 2 months i ONLY wanna do online Qbanks n paper back Q books n memorize the FA in n out.

do u think that it good enough time n an adequate plan? i don't prefer last minute cramming for exams so i want to finish my notes studying way before (which is y i've been a little absent from this forum for a while now).

now that the date is getting closer (even if its still 3 months away), im starting to feel a little anxious. i think about it all the time.:eek:
 

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Sounds good

Moderate degree of anxiety is not bad and in fact it's needed so that you stay on your feet until the exam day.

Your plan seems to be good.

Finish your books and then keep doing questions day after day until your exam day. Practicing questions is the trick to high scores. No matter how many times you repeat the books or how many books you read it won't come to an effect unless you couple it with practice questions.

In my opinion you need at least 5000 questions to practice though we have different opinions from our members about that in this poll

On a separate note, I think you'll get 99 in Step 1. I've seen your posts since you joined us in September last year and you have good logical thinking and your knowledge seems to be evolving.

Go ahead, you can do it :cool:
 

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did you finished your fa before or it will be your first read.?
how much kaplan do you remember?
I've been doing FA since 2nd year med school (I just finished 4th yr now). FA is like my handy dictionary that helps me memorize. :)
n if u have a hold of my flashcards, I use FA a lot especially for pharmaco, pathology n micro. but I still have to sit down n memorize every single page word by word. only then i will feel comfortable. :(
im still so scared but the words of encouragement i get on this forum helps a lot (am not being nice, i mean it when i say YOU ALL help me a lot). im a type A personality person, so i get worried n anxious for no reason.:eek:
 

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I've been doing FA since 2nd year med school (I just finished 4th yr now). FA is like my handy dictionary that helps me memorize. :)
n if u have a hold of my flashcards, I use FA a lot especially for pharmaco, pathology n micro. but I still have to sit down n memorize every single page word by word. only then i will feel comfortable. :(
im still so scared but the words of encouragement i get on this forum helps a lot (am not being nice, i mean it when i say YOU ALL help me a lot). im a type A personality person, so i get worried n anxious for no reason.:eek:
Thx for the info.
How much time you think is good enough to finish FA? ;)
 

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Thx for the info.
How much time you think is good enough to finish FA? ;)
hi..
i really wouldnt know how much time it takes. i took a long time to read up the pharmaco n a few other sections in FA n i still havent finished EVERYTHING. but i think 1 month will be more than enough for me now because i know 50% of it already. but thats only because im gonna go slow n memorize it.

but i have a friend who read the entire FA in 3 weeks. i guess it all depends on u. if i were u i would refer to my FA whilst studying kaplan n then when u're doing qbanks getting ready for the exam, a month will be enough. but definitely refer to FA while studying. it makes studying soooo MUCH easier because the mnemonics are just wonderful. especially the new 2010 version. its just beautifully made for helping us remember facts.
 

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i really wouldnt know how much time it takes. i took a long time to read up the pharmaco n a few other sections in FA n i still havent finished EVERYTHING. but i think 1 month will be more than enough for me now because i know 50% of it already. but thats only because im gonna go slow n memorize it.

but i have a friend who read the entire FA in 3 weeks. i guess it all depends on u. if i were u i would refer to my FA whilst studying kaplan n then when u're doing qbanks getting ready for the exam, a month will be enough. but definitely refer to FA while studying. it makes studying soooo MUCH easier because the mnemonics are just wonderful. especially the new 2010 version. its just beautifully made for helping us remember facts.
there is new edition of fa in jan should i wait for it or buy 2010 .i just started my first reading of kaplan and i am planning to give exam in mid of next year.:eek:

suggestions please.:sorry:
thx;)
 

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there is new edition of fa in jan should i wait for it or buy 2010 .i just started my first reading of kaplan and i am planning to give exam in mid of next year.:eek:

suggestions please.:sorry:
thx;)
january seems a long time from now. u have so much time to prepare from now till then. don't wait. get the 2010 version now n later u can get the e-book of the latest edition to add on. im using 2007 (because i bought it yrs ago) but i have the 2010 ebook which i use to add some details to my 2007 edition. the difference is not much but some new mnemonics just rock!:happy:
 

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january seems a long time from now. u have so much time to prepare from now till then. don't wait. get the 2010 version now n later u can get the e-book of the latest edition to add on. im using 2007 (because i bought it yrs ago) but i have the 2010 ebook which i use to add some details to my 2007 edition. the difference is not much but some new mnemonics just rock!:happy:
thx, if the difference not much I will surely go for it now only.:cool:
 

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Agree rasheed

Hey seetal !:)

Welcome back to forum!

The facts mentioned by Sabio r really good and I agree it thoroughly.

I would like to add that if u have already done videos along with ur Kaplan lecture notes, then do not watch it again because as far as I know from my own experience the Kap videos r necessary only for the first time and not then. Otherwise it will only waste ur time.

Good luck for ur exam......and plz take good foods, enough sleep and try ur best! I'm sure u will score 99:cool:
 

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thank u dr. Elham

Hey seetal !:)

Welcome back to forum!

The facts mentioned by rasheed r really good and I agree it thoroughly.

I would like to add that if u have already done videos along with ur Kaplan lecture notes, then do not watch it again because as far as I know from my own experience the Kap videos r necessary only for the first time and not then. Otherwise it will only waste ur time.

Good luck for ur exam......and plz take good foods, enough sleep and try ur best! I'm sure u will score 99:cool:
lol... yeah i hope all u said comes true. thank u for all support.
 
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