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sunflower

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Anyone know what the correlation is for q-bank percentage and board scores? Right now my percentage is not good. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
 

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Well, when you say your score improved on Qbank, did you reuse old test questions? I think that if you see a question more than once, your chances of improving your score are high.
What are other people scoring on Qbank that will be taking USMLE step 1 this summer?
 
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Keep your chin up, Sunflower. Q-bank is an awesome way to prepare for the test and it will help your score! Unfortunately, I ran out of time and only got to do ~1200 of the 2000 questions. My score generally improved as I continued to study review books along the way. I didn't repeat questions. My score depended on the section (some are harder than others). I started out getting 50-70% on average and scored ~ 70-80% closer to the test with the occassional 60%. I'm a firm believer that doing well depends on how much you can read and process in the short time you have to study. I put in 12-14 hour days during the three weeks we had off after classes ended. Ended up scoring almost 2 SD above the mean on the real deal...really surprised me 'cause I'm not that smart...no joke. Make studying your job and do everything you can to not get burnt out (coffee, change of scenery, reward system,etc). It'll pay off. Good luck.
 

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CuriousDoc:

You've got it made, my friend. 70% correct on Q-Bank will translate into a very good score on your test day.

I'm scoring 60% on average taking 50-question full-content tests. I've only gotten through 400 Q-bank questions thus far (all new).

My COMLEX examination (as with all 2nd year students) is next week: Tue.Jun.4th + Wed.Jun.5th. Sometimes 60% will just have to do.

Good luck.
 

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Thanks NYCOM!

I too am taking the COMLEX on June 4th & 5th. And then the USMLE on June 10th. I have 900 more Qbank questions to go through! Argh! I don't want to study anymore!!!

Anyways, good luck everyone!!! And if there are any other people that can shed some light on this topic and give us your score correlation, it would be greatly appreciated.
 

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I Agree I am not doing as well as I would Like On the Q bank questions and afew of the Questions I totaly dont agree with, some of them contradict one another, If you feel the Same way It would be great to discuss it but Im avg about 65% and I finished 25% of the Material.
 
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