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AAMC FL 1 vs FL 2

sugar12

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Which one is a more accurate predictor? I got:

FL 1: 512 (129/126/129/128)
FL 2: 515 (129/129/130/127)

CARS seems to be very high for FL 2 and I'm typically not great at CARS. I feel like it's going to give me false security... Also how is the psych section on the real thing? I take my MCAT in 5 days.
 

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Both of them are pretty accurate. One test might have hit upon your strengths more compared to the other. Averaging is a good idea.

Psych/son can vary depending on your test. On my test day, I got an odd psych/soc section that had data in paragraph form and a lot of 50/50 answers, so it was more like reading comprehension. Other test takers on that day had a straightforward psych/soc. I think the scaling makes up for it though.
 

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Which one is a more accurate predictor? I got:

FL 1: 512 (129/126/129/128)
FL 2: 515 (129/129/130/127)

CARS seems to be very high for FL 2 and I'm typically not great at CARS. I feel like it's going to give me false security... Also how is the psych section on the real thing? I take my MCAT in 5 days.

I jumped 6 points in cars from FL1 to FL2.. hoping that the real deal cars is more like Fl2! Wasn't huge on the FL2 PS. The Bio felt a lot more difficult on FL2 but I scored 2 points better on it than in FL1. Weird how these tests seem to produce a lot of similar results.
 
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Your test score should be approximately an average of AAMC FL 1 and AAMC FL 2. My MCAT (took it in June) was very similar to AAMC FL 2, especially with regards to psy/soc. In my opinion, AAMC FL 2 psy/soc is dramatically different than all other AAMC Psy/Soc materials which focus on data analysis and definitions. Make sure you're good with the AAMC FL 2 psy/soc as mine was near identical with respect to passage length, style, and, most importantly, question style!
 

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My MCAT on 8/11 was extremely similar to AAMC FL #2. Although some of my friends had different versions of the C/P section, I personally had a lot of biochem, very little physics or calculations. B/B was very experimental, passage-based question heavy as usual and was pretty tough. P/S is looking more and more like CARS with passage-based questions, more difficulty narrowing down answers to 50/50 and definitions I've never seen before.
 

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My MCAT on 8/11 was extremely similar to AAMC FL #2. Although some of my friends had different versions of the C/P section, I personally had a lot of biochem, very little physics or calculations. B/B was very experimental, passage-based question heavy as usual and was pretty tough. P/S is looking more and more like CARS with passage-based questions, more difficulty narrowing down answers to 50/50 and definitions I've never seen before.
I can only hope that I get an exam that's similar to FL 2!

I might actually cry if I can replicate my FL 2 score on my actual exam!
 
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