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Do Canadians still "write" the MCAT now that it is on a computer

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by HOLDENc, May 14, 2007.

  1. HOLDENc

    HOLDENc 2+ Year Member

    Nov 23, 2006
    This has been bugging me all day.
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  3. cleothecat

    cleothecat 10+ Year Member

    Feb 1, 2007
    is there technology up north. If the rivers freeze all year round, it makes hydro-electric kinda difficult. we can fill out the fortran cards and mail them in.

    :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
  4. gotmeds?

    gotmeds? 5+ Year Member

    Oct 9, 2006
    Give em a break, eh?
  5. eikenhein

    eikenhein my cat is awesome Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Apr 9, 2006
    wtf you must be the lamest troll ever
  6. 4paw

    4paw Member 5+ Year Member

    Mar 15, 2006
    Hi OP -

    Is this about American English and Canadian English?
    That a person 'takes a test' in the States and 'writes a test' in Canada? If so....

    Canadian English is closer and closer to American English - so I'm not sure if it is totally uncommon to hear 'write an exam' in the States. In Canada, I've heard both ways.

    When an exam is multiple choice, or computerized, I'd be less likely to say 'write an exam'.

    What you're talking about is in this web-page:

    Although that webpage says that this is still a clear difference, I think that this part of the language may be shifting right now - the difference isn't all that pronounced where I am. My ear does not feel funny when I hear 'i took the mcat' or 'i wrote the mcat'. even when i think of the computer in relation to the mcat, 'wrote' still feels o.k. because it's part of the expression 'to write an exam'.

  7. old_boy

    old_boy Contrarian 10+ Year Member

    Dec 8, 2006
    Yes, I know a Canadian pre-med who still says "write the MCAT". Takes some getting used to. Although, incidently, as far as I know, all those who speak the Queens English (Brits, Australians, Kiwis, certain Africans) also say "write". Seems to be synonymous with our "take", no-matter what the method testing. It's the darndest thing, but overall their command of English seems to be much better than many Americans.

    How aboot you relax.
  8. badasshairday

    badasshairday Vascular and Interventional Radiology 10+ Year Member

    Apr 6, 2007
    I like to tell people that I wrote the MCAT.
  9. jochi1543

    jochi1543 President, Gunner Central 2+ Year Member

    Apr 4, 2007
    Alberta, Canada
    I carved mine on a clay tablet.
  10. lina123321

    lina123321 ralph: im a unitard 5+ Year Member

    Jun 20, 2006
    over the rainbow

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