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  #1

hi i am an img about to appear for the test in 3 wks time
is anybody a[ppearing in test in next few wks
would like to share strategies n concerns smiling face




  #2

hey i remember when i had three weeks left -- i just took the test nov 26 -- hope i did well but i never know -- but i know how nervewrecking it can be for the few weeks before -- but my only advice is to review biochem toward the last few days again because thats easily forgotten and check out my post on "i am taking the test today" -- i wrote my feedback after the test -- also if you feel nervous, remember soooo many people take this test -- you are not alone -- no one can ask you to do better than your best - even if you fail doing your best you shouldnt be upset if you did your best -- and dont be tempted to wind down too early before the test -- give it all you got -- youd be surprised that perhaps something you review that morning or the nite before in leisure even will be on the test -- be relaxed the last few days tho and just glance thru charts and pictures and so on --- dont wear yourself out - but everyone is different if you find yourself getting more and more agitated /nervous in the last few days -- relax -- do what makes you feel good -- tell yourself its ok to do whatever makes you feel least stressed -- good luck and i wish you the best!


  #3

hi jaRyn
thanks i ll keep your advice in mind
i would like to know how many ?? you were doing on an avg during last few days


  #4

i am taking the test on the 29th. i really am not sure if how am i doing and how would i do on the exam day ! i had thought things would begin to look up towards the end days but my scores on the practice tests are not improving sad don't know what to expect ?!!


  #5

yeah i am taking it on dec 31


i feeel the same and dont know if am completely prepared or not any way keep in touch my mail id is [email protected]


  #6

hey guys
i m taking the exam before you on 23 dec and this time is actually too confusing i guess bec you don t really know whether to read the whole theory or just the salient point bec invariably while doing q you find facts which you find you have not covered .thats the whole idea of doing q that you cover as much as possible
i feel its very crucial time and the idea is not to get discouraged and keep going . i hope we ll all do well smiling face


  #7

hey enfield.. i know it may seem like you are not getting too muh better in the end -- but like niha says -- you really should just absorb whatever you can like a sponge -- what worked for me or made me feel more relaxed and on track was that i began putting major pathways and diseases and anything i thought i would not want to but might forget unless i reviewed again onto index cards! such a great way to just quickly review random important bits I thought.. also if you guys are working off kaplans books make a list of picture or charts/ graph pages you want to review the week and up to the nite b4 depending how well u know it -- also just before the exam i could not studya certain subject without feeling like there was sooo much more left to do so i just did what ever i felt like doing -- that way the interest is there and bouced around from subject to subject and didnt feel too much pressure for stayin on one subject


  #8

my problem is not as much as about trying to read more and more new things but not to forget what i have already done! i mean there r a lot of things which i would have done some 40-50 days ago, they would just be a dim memory by the day of the exam. afterall you can't read everything and remember everything in a day ! of course going over things again and again helps to consolidate the memory and that is what i am doing right now. basically i am doing questions , whatever i can get my hand on. and alongside the questions i just review the things which i feel i should. however what discourages me is the fact that i tned to forget things and i can't get more than 35-40 questions right on a 50 question block and i just did a kaplan simulated cd block ,which i had left untouched, yesterday and got only 28/50 sad though my cumulative average for the whole test was 62%( it was 64% before this block) so i wondered if i was improving or going down ?!!


  #9

hey enfield just chill
there are times when i get 40 q right n sometimes 25
its variable and thats not something i m worried about incidentally i got 62 % on kaptest exam cd last week and i knew how dissappointing it can be .
but i also belive that when you are sitting in exam you rem info that you never knew existed for your classe wards and i have gone thru some posts wher people who have done well on q bank but not on exam soi dont measure yr self on that yardstick.
i feeel if you score 68-70% on your exam that should get you good score on two digit score
so dont worry and dont let setbacks slacken your place and while i say this i feel much stronger, we ll do this, just keep going smiling face


  #10

thanks ! thats true ! and i am just trying to grasp as much as i can right now. however anatomy is killing me, i hate it like anything.anyways good luck to you too and do let know about your exam experience.
enfield


  #11

hello niha!
i was just wondering if you have taken the NBME self assessment test?! if you did what was your score? and how to compare it with the real step 1 scores? i just did it and got a score of 460. i don't know how to interpret it?i heard that the NBME self test is the closest to the real step 1 ! so that should be a good judge of one's standing ! but since they gave a different kind of a score report i am confused. though someone on another forum told that he/she had scored 490 on the NBME 4 days before the exam and his/her final score was 90/220!
enfield


  #12

yes
i did the sample q and i was worse off than you but i have exam next week i cant afford to get disheartened. i ll just do the best i can
i did nt buy those q though, did you? i toyed with the idea but decide bec i heard that dont give you answers and explanations. anyway even nbme says that its not the criteria for your preparedness and as per that i m borderline. but one q per subject is not fair assessment anyway. i did find kaptest easy comparatively. actually right now i am not concentraating on who did what bec there is no dearth of study material n every who did well can justify the study material they use what do you think





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