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AAMC Verbal tests

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by cwfergus, May 12, 2008.

  1. cwfergus

    cwfergus 7+ Year Member

    May 12, 2008

    So i have been practicing verbal for a bit and realized that indeed im not too good, on EKs i range around 9 or so but then i started doing AAMC's and ive gotten the han gof them, i like the passages alot better.

    If i do good on AAMC but alright on the EKs is that something to be worried about? or will the MCAT be more like AAMC practice tests?

    thanks alot
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  3. tncekm

    tncekm MS-1 2+ Year Member

    Jul 18, 2006
    Should be most like AAMC considering the AAMC administers the MCAT :)

    I fluctuate pretty wildly w/ EK, so I feel you. I don't know if its b/c I put in less heart, if its b/c its on paper, or what, but I really get slammed w/ the EK stuff sometimes. On the passages I'll go from getting quite a few 100%s to getting like 10-25%... its ridiculous.

    But yeah, anyway, I feel you on EK.

    My scores have been 9,7,9,11,8,10,7 <-- makes no sense. And the times I got low scores on the more recent tests (i.e. the most recent 8 and 7) it was b/c I was getting either 80+% or 30% on tests, huge variation.

    I'm trying to convince myself they were just random crap-ups. The most recent 8 was on a test where I did really well on the first half (averaged 11) then on the second half I did very poorly (averaged a 6)--the second half of the test I completed in about 8 minutes less than I should have (timed myself wrong). So, I thought it was anomalous. Got a 10 the next time around and was thinking, yeah, it must have been an anomaly. Then I get the 7--but, when I was doing my passages today it was just after two of my pets died (one my favorite ever) and I was all sprung from an energy drink. Whether or not these are legit excuses, I don't know. I do know that my practice test verbal hasn't fluctuated as wildly though... whatever, its frustrating.
  4. kronickm

    kronickm even par. 2+ Year Member

    Feb 20, 2007
    The AAMC exams are a much more accurate example of what the questions will be like on the actual MCAT, in BS, PS and Verbal. I found that with Kaplan, Berkley, and any other prep company, the questions asked were almost on different level than AAMC and the real thing.
  5. cwfergus

    cwfergus 7+ Year Member

    May 12, 2008
    Sweet guys thanks!

    So all in all, how many hours should i spend STUDYING compared to PRACTICING?

    thanks :)
  6. RySerr21

    RySerr21 i aint kinda hot Im sauna 7+ Year Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    Kaplan's VR seemed sooooo ridiculously easy compared to AAMC and EK...... i couldnt believe it when I was reading them. i only missed like 4 questions as opposed to EK and AAMC i miss between 10-15.

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