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#1
07-27-2015
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hi..i am an img preparing for step one .i read kaplan twice and also did some questions .now i have started with online u world q bank.i did two blocks and my score was 55%,59% and that score is also 3 -4% below average.is it too bad?and how can i improve?pls advice...

#2
07-28-2015
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Were they timed? Untimed? Mixed? Subject specific?
You should:
Read the explanations provided and UNDERSTAND why you got the question wrong.
Do way way way more blocks.
At the end of the test you get analysis - as which areas were weak, so you will know what to focus on.
And don't hang on too much on individual qbank percentages. They can be - even with those estimators waay of when it comes to guessing real score. You wanna know where you at? Do an ONLINE NBME. That should give you an idea.
#3
07-29-2015
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hey..thanks for the reply..i did a timed test of all the topics together..

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