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purchase 6 month world Qbank?

Discussion in 'Step I' started by fijianpuppy, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. fijianpuppy

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    so i planned on buying the usmle world Q bank for 6 months, but then i realized there are only 2000 questions. from upperclassmen i've heard questions are the best way to study, so would it be in my best interest to save most of the questions til study time in june?

    others have suggested maybe buying kaplan as well? though i doubt once coursework picks up ill have time to go through all 4350 questions between the two. also, i sort of hated kaplan for the MCAT and dont think their question style was good practice for the real thing.
     
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    #2 g6pddfishnc, Jan 7, 2009
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    agree with the above post , work through uworld twice if time permits
    or atleast go through the questions that you got wrong twice
     
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    I also agree. I don't know about you, but I'm not going to "remember" the answers to all 2000 questions....so while I'm doing them once through now, I won't consider them wasted by the time I get to dedicated boards study time. However, if I do get there and find that I don't want to do UW again, then I'll purchase a shorter subscription to another QBank.
     
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    If we suscribe a 3 month one, are we allowed to reset the account for free?
     
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    This approach sounds like converting uworld into a review book. I will also have a "few weeks" between end of classes and Step 1 (it seems to me that doctajay actually has less time than this, in which case his approach would make more sense to me), so i'm working with review books and FA now, so that i will be ready to go intense on qbanks after classes. By doing them (randomly) after I have finished classes and gone through review books once, they will challenge me in a more fair and useful way (instead of challenging me, e.g., with some factoid I had never heard of because I hadn't gone over it in class or in review books).
     
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    You can mark all the Qs you do the first time around, then for your 2nd run through, choose "marked only" & unmark them as you answer them. This ensures no repeats.
     
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