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Discussion in 'Step I' started by rajal, Oct 17, 2002.

  1. rajal

    rajal Junior Member
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    please help me.i have my exams in 5 weeks,i have done 3 vol og BSS and used to score around 65-70% and now that i have started doing q bank, iam scoring around 55-60%, iam really worried.iam going around kaplan books for 2 time.please can some one tell me how do i use these 5 weeks and also to improve my scores,iam doing FA now along with these.
     
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  3. BellKicker

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    OK, I think first of all you should calm down. 5 weeks is a long time. You could start over with your studying and still have plenty of time. I wish I had some glorious piece of advice but all I can really tell you to do is study hard.

    I didn't look much at First Aid until the last 2 weeks but then that's almost all I did read for those 2 weeks. I would read it once and make a mark every time there was something I wasn't 100% on. First time through I had marks at 75% percent of all the keywords (the words in bold on the left). Then I went through again and when there was something I still didn't get I would give it a second mark. Then I would go through it again and again..... You get the picture. I kept making bets with myself about which keyword would survive the longest. It was a tight battle between one of the cancer drugs and that chart with sphingomyelin and the gangliosides. They both lasted 11 circulations, I think!

    Anyway, I really used my competitive/anal streak. I would high five my imaginary friends when I scored a good qbank %age. Dumb stuff like that.

    Good luck.

    ps. I thought qbank was much harder than the actual test. I got 74% right after all the questions, no repeats, but I waited till the last month to do my q's. DOn't forget you have lots of time! You could take a week off and still have a month left!
     
  4. southerndoc

    southerndoc life is good
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    Relax, you'll do fine! We all get spastic towards the end. Just hang in there. If you find that you can't study because of worrying so much, then go to a physician and get something to calm you down NOW instead of later!
     
  5. rajal

    rajal Junior Member
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    thanks bell kicker,that was really comforting.i was really freaking out when i saw those scores,though i have done only 200 questions yet.as u say,i really need to calm down.
    may be this happens as iam really all by myself without anybody's help,i thought i was not on right track and may be i was missing something.
    geek medic,my gosh iam not really in that bad shape to get some physicians help.hopefully i stay calm.

    once again thanks my friends.
     

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