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Anyone feel on tilt during the MCAT?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by msavvy, Sep 20, 2014.

  1. msavvy

    msavvy 5+ Year Member

    Jul 28, 2012
    I was scoring well on my AAMC FLs, but when I was taking the real thing, I felt a bit on tilt due to the adrenaline and anxiety. During a practice test, I would say I'd go through the questions and answers really confidently and quickly, while on the MCAT I was fumbling around and more confused than normal. I'd have to read the passage only once during practice tests, but ended up reading passages 2-3 times on the real thing.

    Has anyone felt this? Should I be expecting a lower score than my FL averages?
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  3. Aerus

    Aerus Elemental Alchemist 5+ Year Member

    Apr 20, 2012
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    That's why it's best to stimulate testing conditions as much as possible. I basically trained myself to feel the same stress and nervousness as I would feel on the real one by pretending whatever score I got on the FL would be my real score.

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