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Old 12-26-2010
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Kaplan Medical How to use Kaplan QBank the proper way to predict?

hey guys, want to know how u guys are using the Kaplan qbank. For ex: do questions for a specific subject after completing the video/lecture notes for that specific subject.

I've been doing couple blocks after complete a particular subject by listening to webprep videos/notes and am scoring around 65-70%
I used the predictor and predicted my current 62% qbank avg as 230.. but i dont know if that is accurate since im not doing mixed blocks.

Shud i stop doing questions after each subject and rather just do mixed blocks of qbank questions?

Any study tips or guidelines are welcomed
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Default Two ways

If you are using the qbank as a learning tool then what you are doing is the best way to do it.
If you want to use the qbank to practice for the exam and to predict your score then the best way is to do random, timed, and unused blocks.
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Hi iirevolverii!

We agree with Rasheed -you are off to a good start using the Qbank.

We recommend that you use Qbank continuously throughout your review process. Early on, use Qbank to generate a subject specific test after you have finished studying each subject. A few subjects into your review process, begin using Qbank to generate tests that assess all of the subjects you have reviewed up that point. Using Qbank this way automatically creates tests that are increasingly like the actual USMLE exam, with questions coming from all subjects in no particular order, thus helping you get ready to handle the format and random item mix you will see on exam day. As test day nears, you can use Qbank to create 50-question simulated block exam blocks by checking all subjects each time you create a test. Use timed mode when self-testing so you will get used to the required pacing of the actual exam blocks. When used in this manner, Qbank performance becomes quite predictive of actual exam performance. Aim for a minimum of 65% score on recent Qbank tests. If you are aiming for a 2-digit score above 90, our data suggest that you should prepare until your Qbank performance is in the very high 70 percent correct range, preferably more than 80%. This is a guideline only, however, because certain examinees do better on the actual exam, while some do worse due to nerves, fatigue, illness, etc.
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thanks guys for the input.

So basically i shud continue doing question blocks specific to the subject I finish,, and then after im done with all the subjects, I shud start mixing up the remaining unused questions and use those avgs as my predicting score
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