section bank

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    Got my arse kicked by Section Bank - A few questions

    Hello. I'm taking my MCAT in April and I have a bit of concern about the Section Bank. I went through the questions and got quite a few of them wrong. I find that they're very hard and complicated, mostly because they require extra levels of thinking - a standard of the new MCAT. I have a...
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    How do I tackle the passage-based questions?

    Hi everyone, My MCAT is in about a month & I am not doing well in the passage-based questions. It's not about the content anymore, since I believe I am good at it; because I can answer the independent questions very well, but I can't seem to do well on the questions which infers to the passage...
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    very confused with SB performance

    I took the NS FL and got 503 never got higher than 127 on B/B or C/P on both FL 1 and FL 3. I then took a try and did the section bank for both B/B and C/P and did them completely untimed. you could say I got at least 85% in B/B (I say at least cuz I didn't keep track of the ones i got wrong bc...
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    AAMC Section Bank vs. FL1

    I'm currently one month out from my MCAT date, have taken 4 NS practice exams, and was planning on taking 2 more practice exams. Would you recommend taking FL first, then section bank in two weeks, or section bank first and FL as my last thing before the real test? Or should I skip section bank...
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    AAMC Resources

    for the section bank, OG, and CARS volume. I read that you shouldn't fly through them fast because they are very representative of the MCAT and that you should do a few passages a day, for example. but how do you break them up if you don't get to see the answers/how you performed until you...
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    Where are the good question banks?

    Hey y'all. I'm trying to do as many questions for my MCAT prep as I can. I've bought the AAMC Section Bank but that's only 300 questions. Can anyone vouch for other question banks? I know UWorld has one but I've heard they're better for Step exams and not the MCAT. I see that NextStep also has...
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    SOS Section Bank vs Memorizing Content??

    Okay this probably sounds horrible but pls give your homeboy a chance. My MCAT is in 2 days. As in, in 48 hours I will be done. This probably sounds crazy but I actually have next to nothing memorized. I was going to dedicate today and tomorrow to memorizing everything I need to know (by which I...
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    Chance at 508+?

    I take the MCAT 8/3/2017 and my goal is a 508. My current practice exam scores are Kaplan FL 2: 502 NS 1: 506 NS 4: 505 AAMC Unscored: C/P: 63% CARS: 85% B/B: 71% P/S: 76% AAMC Scored 1: 507 C/P: 127 CARS: 129 B/B: 125 P/S: 126 C/P Section Bank: 70% B/B Section Bank: 70% P/S Section Bank: 78%...
  9. RxMeds

    My Testing Material Scores (AAMC + TPR)

    Hey everyone, So I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this, but I figured I would make a thread with my current scores for several popular MCAT prep items in order to 1) doc my MCAT journey because why not, 2) get any and all feedback, and 3) show my performance so that others...
  10. bellowbruins

    AAMC Chem/Phy Section Bank 12

    Hi all, I am confused with the question when the question said "NOT" and they minus -3.4 eV from total Energy. Can someone help me with this question as to why they minus -3.4 eV ? I got 20.5 eV and go with B. AND what does that NOT in the question even mean lol. I am confused with the wording also.
  11. bellowbruins

    AAMC Question Bank B/BS Number 25

    Hello Can someone explain me why the answer is C for the question 25? AAMC answer do not sound convincing to me Qn: WHICH STATEMENT IS SUPPORTED BY THE DATA SHOWN IN FIGURE 1? A) STRA 5 ACTIVITY IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE CRBP-I INTRACELLULAR PROTEIN, BUT NOT THE LRAT INTRACELLULAR PROTEIN B)...
  12. I'm ugly and I'm proud

    B/B section bank #46, tissue type clarification

    So this question was basically asking for me to identify the tissue types for ovarian cells and osteoclasts. I knew osteoclasts are bone cells so they're connective tissue, but I didn't know that ovarian cells were epithelial tissue. All I remember about epithelial tissue is that they consist of...
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    Question pack suspiciously easy compared to section bank...

    Hi all, I'm in my last month of studying for the April 28th exam, and I've been alternating between the section bank and the 120 question packs, and I've noticed something I'm sure all of you have: the section banks are much harder. Not only that, but does anyone else feel like the question...
  14. MedicalMermaid

    Feeling Discouraged from practice exam

    Hi everyone, So I have been studying for some time now and am scheduled to take the big exam in January (about 3 weeks away!) I have been consistently studying and taking practice exams. I took another today (AAMC FL#1) and suddenly feel discouraged :( My scores have been like this (all of...
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    MCAT 2015: Kaplan, AAMC Official, EK, NS, + FL tests

    I am selling a few different things from multiple companies. I can bundle them or sell them individually: - Berkeley Review updated Organic Chemistry Part I and II (only first 10 pages of part I highlighted) ~$50 for both - NextStep MCAT Verbal Practice (10 of the 12 tests not taken) $15 -...
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    #17 Biochem Section Bank

    Hello! This question confused me and my friends. So I know that palindromic sequences are the sequences that are the same on both strands when read from the 5' -> 3' direction. But what I'm confused on is whether or not there is a way to answer questions like these without having to memorize...
  17. theNDhopeful44

    Help with MCAT this Thursday

    Hey everyone. I've taken a bunch of practice MCATs since this past January, and I'm taking the test on Thursday. I'm stressing about what the real thing is like, because if what people say is true about the real test being way harder than the section banks, I'm screwed. Here's what I've got...
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    Study plan feedback?

    Hi! So I'm taking the MCAT in May and I'm trying to figure out the best practice study plan now that I've finally finished content review (which I admit, I didn't put a whole lot of effort into due to being busy with school and ECs). I have 8 FLs (3 TPR, 3 Kaplan, 2 AAMC). Finals end on May...