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Feelings after the MCAT

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by jetfan49, 03.06.12.

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  1. jetfan49

    jetfan49 2+ Year Member

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    I took the exam this past January and felt like complete crap walking out of the exam. Unfortunately, I also did terrible and did not score anywhere near my AAMC avg of 33. I am retaking in May and just wanted to find out if people walk out feeling decent after the exam or are we always supposed to feel like crap?
     
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    valkener 5+ Year Member

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    I felt extremely exhausted but I also felt like I did OK, which I did. Good luck with retaking, make sure you put in your best efford. Sn2ed's schedule might be a blessing.
     
  4. TheWeeIceMan

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    I felt like crap after both the science sections and ended up doing okay on both. However, I felt great about the verbal section, and ended up doing terrible. It obviously varies a lot from person to person, but from what I've heard, feeling terrible after the test does not necessarily mean anything. At that point, you just have to trust your prep I guess.
     
  5. Cinclus

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    I felt horrible, dwelled on the stupid mistakes I knew I made in the PS section, and feared that I didn't break a 30 (seriously). When I saw I got a 39, I did this: :wow:
    I think it's a pretty feel-bad test, overall.
     
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    BKN89 5+ Year Member

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    Maybe not like total crap, but I think it's very normal to feel pretty uneasy and unsure of yourself.
     
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    GrabSlamBoot 5+ Year Member

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    Yeah i think your immediate feelings after each section are the most accurate if you want to think of it like that. I felt like crap bout ps and got a 9 and then great about bio and VR and got two 12's. As the month progressed I felt increasingly ****ty though.
     
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    Acoustica 5+ Year Member

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    I felt tired, but relieved and happy. I thought it was difficult, but I didn't have to contemplate whether I wanted to void or not. I felt the worse about physics and the best in bio, and ended up with the same score. I was quite amused. Verbal was my highest though :)
     

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