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31 K - Writing Sample Rescore?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by brettp11, Jun 11, 2002.

  1. brettp11

    brettp11 Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I recently checked my scores and received a 31 (10V 11P 10B) and a K for the writing sample. Given that the K percentile is < 4.7%, I have to believe a scoring mistake may have been made. Leaving the test I thought I did above average on the writing sample. Anyone else with this severe of a discrepency?? Thanks.

    -brettp11
     
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  3. limit

    limit Molesting my inner-child

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    I screwed the writing up.. I mean I was almost totally clueless... and I got an L and I expected it or even worse. I definately say get a re-score immediately !!
     
  4. Resident Alien

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    and what would the re-score get you? In my opinion, nothing.
     
  5. PersephoneInSneakers

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    I would say, go for it, brettp11, if you feel that an error has been made. At least wait 'til your scores come in the mail, maybe it's a data-entry error on your online scores, and all will be fine. :)

    If I understand it all correctly, our writing sample grades really only comes into play if they're very high or very low, and unfortunately, yours is a little on the low end. Don't feel bad, I'd give my first born for your science scores. :) With your great overall score, I doubt any school would turn you down solely on the basis of your WS, though. Just remember that the WS is basically a direction-following test. If you didn't follow the three directions (explain the statement, give an example of the opposite, explain when the statement's true/false) and instead, wrote a...more traditional "essay" where you strayed from the directions a bit, then it's possible that you might have gotten the K, even if you are a great *writer.* If you followed those three instructions, I'm *sure* you should have scored higher. I think, if it makes you feel better, definitely have it rescored. Good luck.
     
  6. Resident Alien

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    i swear i followed the directions. I got "L".
    Med schools can judge these capabilities from your essays and interviews.
     
  7. PersephoneInSneakers

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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 Resident Alien:
    <strong>i swear i followed the directions. I got "L".
    Med schools can judge these capabilities from your essays and interviews.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I absolutely agree, esp. with a good overall. I don't think it'll really pose a problem, and I'm sure it won't for you either ResidentAlien, but if it really bothers brettp, I say, go ahead and have it regraded.

    When I was studying, I thought I read somewhere that if you follow directions, you're guaranteed at least an N or so, and the rest is style, grammar, etc. Who knows.
     
  8. PrincessCKNY

    PrincessCKNY Crown Royal Member

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    Rescore ASAP! *army voice* MOVE MOVE MOVE! Plus, it doesn't hurt to try. If it was an M or something, you could leave it alone but K is sort of a red flag.
     

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