Hey Guest! Check out the 3 MCAT Study Plan Options listed in the 'stickies' area at the top of the forums (BoomBoom, SN2ed, and MCATJelly). Let us know which you like best.

Also, we now offer a MCAT Test-Prep Exhibitions Forum where you can ask questions directly from the test-prep services.
SDN members see fewer ads and full resolution images. Join our non-profit community!

13 or 13-15?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by Doctor Octopus, Jun 8, 2002.

  1. Doctor Octopus

    Doctor Octopus Hospitalist 10+ Year Member

    1,621
    21
    May 23, 2002
    "Picksburgh"
    I got a 13 Verbal(I am very happy about that)

    I've heard some people call it a 13-15 and others just a 13. My score report just said 13.

    So did I get a composite of 33 or 33-35?

    Either way, I am stoked.
     
  2. SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads.
  3. Laura JC

    Laura JC 7+ Year Member

    187
    1
    May 10, 2002
    Michigan
    All I know is that last year, I got a 13-15, and it was written as such on my score report. Maybe they changed how they score this year. So no, don't refer to your score as 13-15 until you get the typed version of your scores in the mail. Here's why--perhaps you did get 13-15 but it was easier for them to put 13 on the computer. Keep in mind though, that if you DO see a 13-15 on your typed report, it won't matter anyway, except for your own knowledge, because it only counts as 13 in your total score.
     
  4. Sweet Tea

    Sweet Tea Girl Next Door Physician 10+ Year Member

    I think it's just a 13 this year... when I got my score off the website it said 13 was the highest. Either way, congrats on a great score!!
     
  5. Doctor Octopus

    Doctor Octopus Hospitalist 10+ Year Member

    1,621
    21
    May 23, 2002
    "Picksburgh"
    Thanks everyone. Good luck in the application cycle! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  6. Nogpa

    Nogpa Member 7+ Year Member

    94
    0
    Mar 7, 2002
    PA
    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Samoa:
    <strong>Whether the score report says 13 or 13-15, AMCAS reports it as 13-15 on your application.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I beg to differ. When I print my app, it says Verbal 13, even though my score report says 13-15. If you read the stuff that accompanies the score report, it mentions that there is no statistical difference, and so the maximum score IS 13, however it is reported on your particular score report. Either way, you kicked its a$$. Well done.

    BR
     
  7. IOE

    IOE forever DUBwise!! 10+ Year Member

    111
    0
    Jun 7, 2002
    Virginia
    its strange how petty some ppl get! now what is the difference whether it was reported as a 13 or 13-15...in both cases thats like the 95th-99th percentile...many ppl are crying with their 6s and 7s....show offs!
     
  8. Doctor Octopus

    Doctor Octopus Hospitalist 10+ Year Member

    1,621
    21
    May 23, 2002
    "Picksburgh"
    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by IOE:
    <strong>its strange how petty some ppl get! now what is the difference whether it was reported as a 13 or 13-15...in both cases thats like the 95th-99th percentile...many ppl are crying with their 6s and 7s....show offs!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Lighten up...
    I don't think there is anything wrong with the question I asked.
     
  9. sng33

    sng33 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    207
    0
    Jun 17, 2001
    Doctor Octopus and Laura JC,
    What did you guys do to prepare for the verbal section to get those great scores. Did you use a certain technique or just take a bunch of practice tests?
     
  10. Doctor Octopus

    Doctor Octopus Hospitalist 10+ Year Member

    1,621
    21
    May 23, 2002
    "Picksburgh"
    I took Kaplan. They have, in addition to all of their full-length exams, 13 full length verbal sections you can do. I did all of the full-length exams they had at that time, and also at least five or six of the 13 verbal only tests.

    The key to verbal success is "getting" the passage. You have to be able to know why the author is writing the piece, and where everything "is" in the passage. That way when you get to the questions you don't waste time searching.

    There are different approaches you can use when attacking the passages. I preferred to read the whole passage straight, and try to make note of things that I suspected I would be asked about. Others suggest skimming the passage, or reading the questions first. You should experiment and find out what works best for you.
     
  11. 08031982

    08031982 Junior Member

    8
    0
    Jun 7, 2002
    Virginia
    hey dr. octopus....i's just messing with you...no hard feelings....a 13 in verbal is a dream to most of us....Congrats! wish u all the best!

    P.S. how did u do it man????!!!
     
  12. Doctor Octopus

    Doctor Octopus Hospitalist 10+ Year Member

    1,621
    21
    May 23, 2002
    "Picksburgh"
    I think being a reader helps. If you love to read books you have an advantage. But then again, I got a 5V on the Kaplan diagnostic! So I did tons of practice passages until I could eventually predict what some of the questions would be while reading the passage. Also, I'm sure luck played into it somewhat. I don't think the difference between higher scores is very much.
     
  13. Bonding boy

    Bonding boy Junior Member

    9
    0
    Jun 8, 2002
    New york City
    I am rather new on this forum, but the point I have to make is how much it amazes that so many people claim to have 13-15, 13 BS, 12-14 PS when statistically we all know that they are not that many of those scores that go around nationwide. It's quite a laugh. Impress yourselves first people not strangers.
     

Share This Page