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I was scoring 65% overall on the mastery app, figured I'd take the exam anyway since some of classmates passed with the app alone = failed real exam.
Second time, studied with first aid, YouTube video, and went over old anatomy ppt; reset the app and scored 86% overall = passed real exam.
BTW, the app alone is insuccient in the dental anatomy/occlusion and head neck anatomy. Just watch the 300 dental things to know for NBDE 1 on YouTube. The guy is god sent.
The app, free or premium, is not sufficient by itself to pass the boards. You really need some additional resources like First Aid, Dental Decks or ASDA papers. The app is really good for getting conecpts down or as a refresher, but I really would not rely on it alone.
I was scoring in the mid to upper 70s on the App and on ASDA tests before I took the exam and I passed. The app and exams are SIGNIFICANTLY easier than the actual exam so please do yourself a favor and do better than the bare minimum.
Most dental students don't do the "bare minimum" to pass. You absolutely do not need to be scoring in the mid to upper 70s on the app or ASDA tests in order to pass the boards. This is the exact type of reply to a thread that caused me unnecessary anxiety before I went and took my boards.
Well, I spoke to numerous classmates about what they were scoring on the mastery app before taking the exam. I only heard of one person scoring over 70%. The rest ranged from about 62%-70% and not one of them failed Part I. As for Part II, I have no idea.I would respectfully disagree. The ASDA tests are significantly easier than the actual exam. I found most ASDA exams and app questions (which were based on previous exams) were high yield first order thinking questions. Not all board questions are that straightforward. Could someone pass while scoring lower than that, maybe. But why risk it?
National averages for each section for passing students on the actual exam are in the mid 60s in each section with the exception of the dental anatomy section which is usually around the mid to upper 70s. If you’re scoring in the mid to upper 70s on the ASDA tests (and higher for DA) that indicates you are getting the majority of the material and with the difference in difficulty, you should be able to score in the passing range.
my exam 1 month away!
what should i do?
can anyone please give me a good study plan?