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Bizarre Verbal Reasoning Practice Score

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by singergirl18, May 16, 2014.

  1. singergirl18

    singergirl18 2+ Year Member

    May 1, 2014
    New Hampshire
    Just a question regarding AAMC vs. Kaplan exams.

    AAMC 3 (1/14): BS:9 VR:10 PS: 9 Total: 28 (no studying...1/2 of physics)
    Kaplan Diagnostic (4/14): BR:9 VR: 11 PS: 10 Total: 30 (still not very much studying :( )
    Today Kaplan Practice Test (from the book) BR: 11 VR:6 (!!) PS:10 (I did a lot of intense BS work this week)

    My question is about the verbal. Do Kaplan's have weird verbal scores or something? I was trusting verbal to hopefully be ok! I'm an avid reader and generally do really well on that type of stuff! How do you guys prefer to study for that section?
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  3. TheAnonymous

    TheAnonymous 2+ Year Member

    Jan 19, 2014
    Please do yourself a huge favor and ignore the scores you get from prep companies, they are all over the place and next to useless - AAMC is by far the best predictor of your score, just take a few more AAMCs to see where you are.
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  4. Uafl112

    Uafl112 2+ Year Member

    Jun 25, 2013
    I wouldnt worry too much about that kaplan verbal score. You already proved that you can do verbal on the AAMCs so id say you're fine
  5. Gauss44

    Gauss44 5+ Year Member

    Oct 28, 2012
    If I were you, I would take more verbal tests to determine if your verbal scores are inconsistent or if that verbal test was a fluke.
  6. whizplusdum


    Feb 21, 2013
    When I was studying for my MCAT, the Kaplan Diagnostic practice exams were the worst. Very unpredicatable. Verbal is not similar to the actual mcat.
    Used test prep companies exams as practice questions, period.
    Just keep doing what you have been doing.
  7. singergirl18

    singergirl18 2+ Year Member

    May 1, 2014
    New Hampshire
    I took the AAMC 4 and got PS: 12 BS: 11 VR: 10 so I am a lot less worried! I'm sticking to AAMC! Lesson learned!
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