Correlation between Kaplan Diagnostic and MCAT scores?

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  1. jofrbr76

    jofrbr76 Senior Member

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    I ask b/c i know everyone improves, but is there any certain # of points people tend to gain?

    If you remember your scores (kap diag vs. Mcat), post'em, i'm curious
     
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  3. ccryder

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    Are you referring to the mini-diagnostic test you take the first day of the Kaplan course?
     
  4. El Jefe

    El Jefe The Jefe

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    I got about 20 on the first diagnostic and 37 on the real thing. Your first score likely won't be anywhere in the ball park of how you'll end up doing.
     
  5. Premed315U

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    Jefe, how much did you study? How many practice tests did you do? Did your later practice tests reflect your amazing 37?
     
  6. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping.

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    I concure with Jefe. I improved about 9-11 points from diag to real test.
     
  7. bald

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    i got a 26 on the mini diagnostic, and a 33 on test day. that came with very little actual work in the kaplan class (basically all i did was show up for class). i think the difference mainly reflected the difficulty of the kaplan tests, and my unfamiliarity with the exam (i did show up for all the practice full lengths).
     
  8. El Jefe

    El Jefe The Jefe

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    I read the stuff Kaplan assigned a couple days before each class, and then 3 weeks before the test I just pounded through all of the mini practice materials they had. I went to all 5 of the full lengths and scored between 28 and 36 on them. So I ended up doing better on the actual MCAT than any of the Kaplan practice tests. (My verbal was actually lower than the practice tests, but I attribute that to lack of sleep in nervous anticipation the night before.)
     
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    I improved 6 points on the real thing. Just do a lot of practice tests. Hardest section to improve on is verbal.
     
  10. Premed315U

    Premed315U Senior Member

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    Which practice tests did you do besides AAMC?
     
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  12. kreno

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    I don't believe you people who "basically showed up to kaplan class and didn't study" and went up 10+ from your diagnostic to the real thing.

    Okay, me: got a 23 on the diagnostic and 33 on the real thing. But that took like a **** load of work. Lots and lots and lots of work.
     
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    I went from 24-36..the diagnostic stinks.
     
  14. El Jefe

    El Jefe The Jefe

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    Well some people just have a knack for standardized tests. I bet if you did well on the SAT you'll do well on the MCAT.
     
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    28 initial, 31, 31, 34, 36 for the diagnostics.

    31 on the real test, and I had a great night's sleep, wasn't sick, wasn't remotely nervous, ate breakfast, etc etc etc.

    I hate kaplan.

    (In their defense, their verbal preparation is great...so many available practice tests)
     
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  17. vyc

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    the first diagnostic test meant little.
    but the other practice tests were pretty accurate with regard to my score on test day.

    kaplan's strong point is their practice problems.
    classes, generally, weren't as helpful.
     

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