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1 beer before the test?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by Beoz, Jun 18, 2002.

  1. I heard this and tried it once. It calms your nerves and really lets the information just flow smoothly rather than having "a brain fart".

    Anyone try this?

    I think I will try it at least on a kaplan test - hope it doesn't make me an alcoholic! One beer before each test leads to two and so on . . . . .
     
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  3. CaNEM

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    Small doses of alcohol can impair mental functioning, so I wouldn't recommend it. Save it for the night after the test!
     
  4. CaNEM

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    Not to mention, alcohol is a diuretic, and you definitely DON'T want the distraction of having to go pee while youre taking teh MCAT!
     
  5. DW

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    you could get away with that if the test were a regurgitation of facts maybe.

    but, for the mcat, you need every damn brain cell you can get your hands on. Literally, i felt like i had a hangover after it, its really intense. before the test go with eggs, oatmeal, english muffin, OJ (avoid coffe unless you're addicted)

    pack a healthy lunch, nutrigrain bars, banana, maybe a turkey or tuna sandwich

    nothing to make you pee or crap, complex carbs, lots of brain food.

    Beer before test BAD!!! BEER VERY BAD!!!! I mean, until the night afterwards. Then, get wasted until you can't even remember what your name is.

    as Homer J. Simpson once said
    "Alcohol, the cause of, AND SOLUTION TO, all of life's problems"
     
  6. The test the beer helped me on was my Experimental Field Herpetology course. DW may have a point here, the test was all regurgitation of facts. I made an A on the tese whereas most people got C's. Yes the beer did calm me a lot - maybe more of a placebo effect (or the fact that it was a Texas beer).

    :D

    Regardless, I might have experimented with this on practices test but maybe i will forgo this for the actual MCAT
     
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    I had some coffee about an hr before the test, peed a few times before the test but still had to go pretty badly at the end of verbal. It was not ideal but I blocked it out until verbal was over.

    So, yeah don't drink anything that might make you pee before the test unless you're used to it already. I brought a powerbar and some fruit to test day and a water bottle.

    -b
     
  8. chak_de_phatee

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    I did not drink before the test but I did have a couple of shots in the middle of the night because I could not fall asleep. Thankfully they knocked me out.
     
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    Save the beer for after the test. We were so psyched to be done with the Princeton Review and MCAT, we couldnt wait to drink that night. One of my friends even swore he was gonna have a beer IV, lol. As it ended up, we were so tired though. I had two beers then went to bed at 11. LOL
     
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    I couldn't imagine drinking a beer that early in the morning. :rolleyes:
     
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    chat_de_fatee

    was it desi daroo yaar?

    cause that heinken **** didnt cut it for me :(

    but i got the goods now :D
     
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    I wouldn't suggest beer either, but you may want to try smoking a joint out in the parking lot before test time. Relaxes the nerves.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by KyGrlDr2B:
    <strong>Save the beer for after the test. We were so psyched to be done with the Princeton Review and MCAT, we couldnt wait to drink that night. One of my friends even swore he was gonna have a beer IV, lol. As it ended up, we were so tired though. I had two beers then went to bed at 11. LOL</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Wow, I'm jealous. My a cappella group had a concert THAT NIGHT, so 2 hours after I walked out of the test center I was on stage in front of 1600 people in a tux. The afterparty went until 5:00, and you'd better believe I stayed for the whole time...

    But seriously, I highly recommend melatonin for people having trouble getting to sleep. It helps me very much when I'm nervous and strung out.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by KyGrlDr2B:
    <strong>One of my friends even swore he was gonna have a beer IV, lol. </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">LOL, I had heard the same joke, that was my IM away message for a couple of months after the MCAT..."Doctor, get me an EtOH drip, STAT!" <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  15. </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Khiladi:
    <strong>chat_de_fatee

    was it desi daroo yaar?

    cause that heinken **** didnt cut it for me :(

    but i got the goods now :D </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Maybe im not in on the events that took place but I am still ROTFLMAO! :D :D :D

    Dat Desi Daroo - it will put a hole in your stomach <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" />

    fun
     
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  17. </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by jaboy:
    <strong>I wouldn't suggest beer either, but you may want to try smoking a joint out in the parking lot before test time. Relaxes the nerves.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">If only it were socially acceptable :(

    I walk in to take the test smelling like a reefer I will get my ass kicked out. Plus I wouldn't have the balls to cheif out in a parking lot.
     
  18. jaboy

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I walk in to take the test smelling like a reefer I will get my ass kicked out. Plus I wouldn't have the balls to cheif out in a parking lot.
    </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">You could bring a little bottle of frebreeze and spay yourself down before walking in. I bet you would score a 38 or so.
     
  19. </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by jaboy:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I walk in to take the test smelling like a reefer I will get my ass kicked out. Plus I wouldn't have the balls to cheif out in a parking lot.
    </font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">You could bring a little bottle of frebreeze and spay yourself down before walking in. I bet you would score a 38 or so.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Bwahhahahahahahaha <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />

    Perhaps before the first Kaplan diagnostic. If someone were actually serious about this - the best way to go about it would be to eat it 20 minutes before the test.
     
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    I'm not proud of this, but I partied hard the night before the ACT. I got up, did a wake-n-bake, and went and took the test. I didn't do all that bad (26).

    Nowadays I don't drink, smoke, or use drugs.
    I am addicted to coffee though.
     
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    whoa dr oct. you changed your avatar..

    anyway, I don't think it's a good idea to mess with your nervous system before the test. I took a couple sleeping pills the night before because it was so noisy, but I'd recommend against it if you have to choice, because I was a bit slowed down for the first ~30 of verbal (scored a 10, but it felt like I did worse).

    So, I'd avoid OD'ing on coffee, etc. One thing I saw a few smart people do was to bring in a novel to read while you're waiting...the waiting period before verbal is about 1.5 hrs, it's good to use it wisely. :)
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Bikini Princess:
    <strong>whoa dr oct. you changed your avatar..

    </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">To an Octopus! My handle has nothing to do with a certain spiderman villian, by the way. It's because I have a tattoo of an octopus. Cephalopods rule!

    Why Bikini Princess? (you don't have to answer that)
     
  23. chak_de_phatee

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Beoz:
    <strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Khiladi:
    <strong>chat_de_fatee

    was it desi daroo yaar?

    cause that heinken **** didnt cut it for me :(

    but i got the goods now :D </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Maybe im not in on the events that took place but I am still ROTFLMAO! :D :D :D

    Dat Desi Daroo - it will put a hole in your stomach <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" />

    fun</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Hahah you guys are funny yeah I had some of that "Pendu Daniels" premium 7 day aged..............and that is why I was drinking pepto and snacking on pepcid ac during the test......... <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     

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