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Daaang! I just took my first practice and got a 22!


took mcat, now applying
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Oct 25, 2007
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lol, this is kind of bad, but I must say, just reading the EK books and doing their questions is so different. The test was a lot more reading than I thought it would be and I really underestimated that.

I'm really just posting this as a reaction lol, not so much a question other than, should I be this shocked?!

I'm not so shocked at my score, I didnt get to a lot just because my time management was dreadful. I never placed as much emphasis on timeliness when doing questions and general study so I can understand that problem.


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Keep at it!

Nowhere to go but up!!

Preeetty much.

Now you know that you have to work on your timing and really attacking the test and the passages. So focus on figuring out which things are really important for your go quickly through and which things you should take a bit more time on. Learning how to pick out the important information in the passages is also important for this purpose. GL. :)
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If timing was a huge issue, then a 22 isn't that horrible. I taught a Kaplan MCAT class and had students who got a score in that range on the diagnostic and ended up doing pretty well on the actual MCAT (mid 30s). Improving your score is very doable as long as you're willing to spend the time and effort.
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