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Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by quiksilver87, May 15, 2008.

  1. quiksilver87

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    As we all know, the BIO section is becoming more and more dependant on basic the knowledge of basic concepts (NOT the details). The questions are also becoming heavily dependant on the passages. When I took my exam, I really thought the BS section was like the verbal! What are your thoughts on this? Also, did you come accross any VERY detailed discrete questions (BS or PS)that required knowledge of specifics? I haven't but one of my friends said she did...
     
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  3. supafield

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    My bio was heavily passage dependent... but then some of the discretes I found were very specific... stomach ions and odd stuff.... but only a few questions...
     
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    Yeah definitely a mix of both. Mostly passage based Q's but enough direct retrieval questions to keep you honest.
     
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    I feel like even the AAMC practice test BS is very conceptual and not too factual which is great.

     
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    I had some very specific discretes and of course the other questions were of the passage heavy kind.

    I barely had to read a passage on practice tests and the real one was nothing but the passage. I know better now!!
     
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    When I took the MCAT last Sept. I didn't think it was too passage heavy. It seemed like a mix, but I could still answer most of the questions based on my knowledge. However, it looks like it may have changed quite a bit from when I took it judging by some of the comments I've read.
     
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    It's funny because as a non-bio major, I hadn't taken anything but the basic biology classes when I initially started studying for this test. I hated the bio section then. Most of the bio passage topics were new to me, so I couldn't simply go off of knowledge. I went on an upper level Bio knowledge mission and took biochem, genetics, mammal physiology, immunology, microbiology all this year to boost my bio score. However, what's funny is that now I can't remember If I used any of these upper level classes in the bio section. The whole thing seemed to be a reasoning test. Good thing I was prepared for that. :thumbup:
     

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