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Discouraged by TPR but how should I feel?


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2+ Year Member
Dec 9, 2018
  1. Pre-Medical
Hi guys! Rather than write a whole lot, I inserted a picture of my practice exam excel sheet.

I'm trying to gauge if I should be worried about my constant low scoring on TPR. I'm not sure if I trust their shortened tests (even though I'm taking that version July 18th) because it seems inflated. My goal score is anything about a 510+ on the real deal, and I'm not sure if my performance on TPR will suffice.

With that, I bought some NS short tests and seem to be performing much lower than my highest AAMC test. I know I have to take the NS scores with a grain of salt because the scoring could be off, but I'm really racking my head. A lot of people have told me that NS scoring is relatively accurate to AAMC compared to other 3rd party companies.

I'm just not sure what to think really. If you guys have any input on what you'd be thinking with these scores, let me know!

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Feb 5, 2020
  1. Medical Student
Since you’re only 16 days away from the MCAT, I would discourage you from using any third party materials and use exclusively the AAMC material to prime your brain into AAMC logic. Trust yout AAMC FL average and use past third party results to identify gaps in your content knowledge.
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Dec 21, 2017
  1. Pre-Medical
Don't place too much stock in TPR tests - they are meant to scare you into buying their prep courses (so I've heard). I took a TPR FL after 1 month of studying and got a 491, two weeks later I got a 509 AAMC FL1, and another two weeks later I got a 512 on the real deal. Please please don't let TPR freak you out!!!
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