Kpw101

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For those that have taken the scored, did you find it hard? My distribution was 130/125(brutal)/129/127. Is there a way I can improve this CARS scored in around a week or should I delay to January (I have ample time to take the exam so I'm not in a rush).
 

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I personally would take the exam. That's a great score overall, and I would just practice cars for the next 1o days. You can retake if you didn't do as well as you wanted to on CARS.

But its up to you bro. Everybody has different goals, everybody has a different monster to fight. I'm rooting for you either way. Good luck on whatever you decide on brother :)
 
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I personally would take the exam. That's a great score overall, and I would just practice cars for the next 1o days. You can retake if you didn't do as well as you wanted to on CARS.

But its up to you bro. Everybody has different goals, everybody has a different monster to fight. I'm rooting for you either way. Good luck on whatever you decide on brother :)
Thanks man. I think I might just take it and get this beast out of the way. Hope your studying has been going well.
 
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How have you done on your other practice exams? AAMC Unscored? CARS Q-Packs?
 
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Nucleophile1

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CARS Q Pack 1: 75%
CARS Q Pack 2: 78%
Unscored: 81%
OG: 76%
Based on your other scores, you should be okay on the exam. However, there is still a chance you could get a 125 on CARS on the real thing. I got the same score on CARS that I got on the Scored FL. However, my CARS score on the Scored FL was similar or even identical to my CARS score on other practice exams.

Personally, I would take the exam if I was you. Your overall is good, as is your science sections. A 125 on CARS won't keep you out of medical school. However, if you are looking to get a 130 or higher on CARS, then you might want to postpone.
 
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I'm gonna sleep on the decision probably. I really want to get it out of the way, but on the other hand I know I have a good amount of time to take it and still be in time for the next cycle. I can definitely improve my CARS section and maybe even bump my sciences. Thanks for the help @Nucleophile1 @premedkid1994; also @JPS398 for putting things into perspective.
 
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