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  1. berriesandcream

    berriesandcream 5+ Year Member

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    Ew! ugh, so are you starting to study an hour or two a day? I need to start like that like today ugh. follow a strict schedule. Don't hate already, you have countless days ahead of you to hate :) you got this!
     
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  3. YouNeverKnow22

    YouNeverKnow22 5+ Year Member

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    the plan is two hours a day, ~4-5 days/wk......I feel this will be tough given a full course load....:confused:
     
  4. berriesandcream

    berriesandcream 5+ Year Member

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    ah likewise! expect major ranting for the next few months :/
     
  5. YouNeverKnow22

    YouNeverKnow22 5+ Year Member

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    Bio, and VR don't worry me as much as the PS section...we'll see how the first practice FL goes in about 2 months
     
  6. berriesandcream

    berriesandcream 5+ Year Member

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    did you take a diagnostic? :) VR IS SCARY!
     
  7. YouNeverKnow22

    YouNeverKnow22 5+ Year Member

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    nope, I did not.... I think pre-diagnostics are BULL**** (unless you are a genius you're not going to do really well) because you're going to do horrendous and that would not be a good start to studying for my confidence.....my goal is to do content review then take a FL to see my weaknesses. After doing some practice VR passages, I seem to be doing fairly ok just need to practice up to test day.
     
  8. berriesandcream

    berriesandcream 5+ Year Member

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    ah good idea to take it after a bunch of content review!

    update: started my verbal EK 101 book, ended up using the book as a tabletop to paint my nails bright pink -_-
     
  9. berriesandcream

    berriesandcream 5+ Year Member

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    Proceeded to actually crack open the book. Cue official start to MCAT prep with verbal.
    Okay, so decided with the warmup to see the style.
    Now I understand the few traps I've heard of here on SDN--extreme answer choices, answer choices that seem plausible but have nothing to do with what the quote is saying, and dude, I just make hurried choices sometimes, so in a 50/50 I pick the wrong one.
    ugh, not too bad I hope though. so far in the warm up:
    Passage 1--3/6
    Passage 2--3/6
    Passage 3--man I'm tired haha

    first verbal, glad I'm not getting like nothing wrong.
     
  10. lexieismyalias

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    hello 2016! These next few months will be one hell of a ride! Anyone have backup plans if med school doesn't work out the first time around?
     
  11. getright

    getright 2+ Year Member

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    Cracking open the mcat books in 1 week...still a week left of break :D
     
  12. Venc

    Venc 5+ Year Member

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    I just started my course this weekend with Physics. Looks OK for now

    Hey berriesandcream

    Did you see the PM I sent you?
     
  13. n3xa

    n3xa "the anchor" 7+ Year Member

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    I'm so ready to just get this goddamn MCAT over and done with so I can stop annoying myself, my friends, and the internet by complaining about it RAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH! :laugh:
     
  14. yumbug

    yumbug 5+ Year Member

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    Hello fellow 2016ers! I've been a lurker for quite some time, but decided to join back in Sept. when I took my MCAT. Today, I deactivated my fbook, as a symbol of the beginning of this "magical" journey. I promised myself that I wont log back in until I receive an acceptance :xf:

    Also, I want to wish everyone good luck & I hope to meet some of you on the interview trail later this year :)
     
  15. vickpick

    vickpick TreeHugger 7+ Year Member

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    Amen
     
  16. berriesandcream

    berriesandcream 5+ Year Member

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    +1 :eek:

    :hello: oh man, that's a good motivation! I'm going to deactivate at the beginning of february and a friend is changing my password :D

    Agree! backup plans? I try not to think about it, hoping I don't need one :laugh:
     
  17. vickpick

    vickpick TreeHugger 7+ Year Member

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    i deactivated mine two days ago..
    logged back in today.. I guess I'm addicted
     
  18. berriesandcream

    berriesandcream 5+ Year Member

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    I am too :/ that's why i need to cut it out of my life, sadly :( a week and a half-ish more :(
     
  19. BWSTW

    BWSTW The B's be ballin' 2+ Year Member

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    I start re-studying on Feb 1. Boo :(
     
  20. lexieismyalias

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    i started studying last night, oh my.....goodness. studying for this might just get me started on an addiction..to coffee.
     
  21. berriesandcream

    berriesandcream 5+ Year Member

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    Boo :( Good luck, but you'll rock it this time around :)

    Ahhh good luck! how's the studying going? ahh the coffee addiction. proceed cautiously ;)
     
  22. akuarys

    akuarys 5+ Year Member

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    I need to cut/limit SDN browsing lol. Studying for first test of the semester ugghh
     
  23. phnerd1105

    phnerd1105 I hate chemistry. 2+ Year Member

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    Agreed. I've been scoring consistent 10's and 11's on EK 101 verbal passages, and I love biology (and it was my major). I hope Ochem is nonexistant on mine haha. But other than that, physics is the bane of my existance. I can remember formulas, but not the tons of itty bitty concepts tested. Guess I better work harder :(
     
  24. YouNeverKnow22

    YouNeverKnow22 5+ Year Member

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    Studying is starting out rough, having trouble reading through chapters/ doing no more than 1-2 passages.
     
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    phnerd1105 I hate chemistry. 2+ Year Member

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    Just keep at it and go your own pace. Build up a stamina. I was originally going to take the MCAT over the summer, but got sick right before it and cancelled (now I just wish I was done with the damn thing). But when I first started, focusing was really hard. Instead, you need to try to get into the material of the passage and read it as if it really interests you (some of it even might!). That will help a ton.
     
  27. akuarys

    akuarys 5+ Year Member

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    This may be a silly question but is the MCAT score automatically sent to our Amcas or do we have to fill something? How long does it take for it to be added to your primary?
     
  28. yumbug

    yumbug 5+ Year Member

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    I believe that on your AMCAS you specify that you want to release your MCAT score to all your schools and its automatic since both are "attached" to your AMCAS ID.

    Gah. I'm in the same boat. Even though I deactivated the fbook, I've found other channels (SDN, tumblr) to keep me distracted.
     
  29. BWSTW

    BWSTW The B's be ballin' 2+ Year Member

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    X100000000000 on the physics thing. I am horrible at math, and physics just about killed me.

    This sounds right. It's been a year since I've done it, but there is a section in AMCAS for your MCAT and you select that you want it to be released. You will have to do the same thing when you take the MCAT too.
     
  30. Wakesc

    Wakesc 2+ Year Member

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    A lot can happen in 4 years... Gunners never cease to amaze me.
     
  31. berriesandcream

    berriesandcream 5+ Year Member

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    How's everybody been?! :hello:
     
  32. lexieismyalias

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    not too bad..yet! how long are you guys studying for? I can't seem to concentrate after a couple of hours...and i have my regular classes to study for..
     
  33. Glucagon

    Glucagon Trapped in my mind 2+ Year Member

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    Great until the Bears lost...guess there's always next year. On the plus side, there's one less distraction from studying.

    I'm the same way, I try to study for classes during the morning/after class and MCAT after dinner. Probably gonna switch that up depending on how classes go!
     
  34. berriesandcream

    berriesandcream 5+ Year Member

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    yeah trying the same. i'm trying to balance them while keeping bot consistent. T-117 days until doomsday.


    I try to do an hour to do of serious MCAT studying a day. I started with physics, and second time around...not too bad!
     
  35. Techmed07

    Techmed07 7+ Year Member

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    Keep trucking guys I know you will all rock it! I ask for my second letter of recommendation today. I think it went well. I hope he writes me a strong letter of recommendation
     
  36. akuarys

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    yeah... I'm on the same boat. Need to produce a personal statement asap to give to my LoR writers.

    On the other hand, took a practice MCAT this weekend with a week of studying just to get "a feel for it". My scores were pretty horrible lol.
     
  37. Techmed07

    Techmed07 7+ Year Member

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    I gave my letter writers an old personal statement for a MCAT program I recently completed. My Biology professor will probably get an rough draft of my personal statement. I just need one more LOR. I just have no idea who I should ask.
     
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  38. twinklystar

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    Hey all!

    am a POSSIBLE reapplicant for 2016 cycle... though whether i'm just gonna go the international route and apply again for 2016 cycle, i'm not too sure...

    q is, how much chance would I have with a 3.59 gpa and 30S mcat, beig canadian citizen.. *-) i should probably be posting this in the what r my chances thread...! sorry! :$ just cudnt find it...
     
  39. YouNeverKnow22

    YouNeverKnow22 5+ Year Member

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    update

    school: fine
    MCAT: bad, trying to re-calibrate my study schedule
    EC's:fine
    LORs: 1/5 will be uploaded within the next few days
     
  40. fizzgig

    fizzgig LudicrousSpeed! 5+ Year Member

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    https://www.aamc.org/download/157450/data/table24-mcatgpagridall2008-10.pdf.pdf

    looks like between a 60 and 65% acceptance rate. dunno what being canadian would affect.

    also
    http://forums.studentdoctor.net/forumdisplay.php?f=418
    do post there, and with more than just those numbers, and maybe you can get some good advice for what is good and what might be lacking.
     
  41. BWSTW

    BWSTW The B's be ballin' 2+ Year Member

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    I'm so not looking forward to next Tues....
     
  42. bookfreak89

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    Is it a decision? :xf: :xf:
     
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    BWSTW The B's be ballin' 2+ Year Member

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    Well, it could be - study for the MCAT or not to study for the MCAT. :smuggrin:
     
  44. bookfreak89

    bookfreak89 10+ Year Member

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    Oh, that's not nearly as exciting. In fact, that sucks. :lame:

    I still wish you luck and hope that you get accepted this cycle. :xf:
     
  45. BWSTW

    BWSTW The B's be ballin' 2+ Year Member

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    Thanks! :)
     
  46. lexieismyalias

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    these kaplan mcat classes are pretty intense..whew! i feel like i may have to give up on sleep to study an extra hour..:(
     
  47. akuarys

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    Feel ya... I'm like behind 3 weeks on study material and debating on leaving on a road trip tomorrow lol.

    Talked to one of my LoR writers today who suggested that I find a job after graduation 'cuz he applied to med school and never made it but he is "still ecstatic about writing me a letter" and will try to help me as much as he can... bad omen?
     
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    phnerd1105 I hate chemistry. 2+ Year Member

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    lol maybe he's so ecstatic because he'll write you a bad letter so you HAVE to get a job after and end up just like him
     
  49. theWUbear

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    Hope you're applying to the same schools as I am :smuggrin:
     
  50. nadaba

    nadaba 5+ Year Member

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    I agree with you on this one. By the end of my Kaplan class, I pretty much gave up on reading and homework (and sometimes class... hehe).
     
  51. phnerd1105

    phnerd1105 I hate chemistry. 2+ Year Member

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    Guys we really need to kick up activity on this thread.

    The medicine and religion thread has almost caught up with us in a fraction of the time :uhno:
     

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