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Do you get scratch paper during the MCAT?

Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by ejay286, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. ejay286

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    I'm sitting here taking these practice tests and noticing that I'm using quite a bit of scratch paper, do we get to use any on the actual tests?
     
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    This question should be in the MCAT discussion section.

    Short answer though is yes.
     
  3. MilkmanAl

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    It's not very useful, though. You might use it to write a physics formula or two, but that's about it.
     
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    My test had a LOT of computational problems (PS) and confusing genetics problem (BS) that required lots of paper... for me at least. And yes, you can get a new "booklet" of scratch papers at the end of each section, as needed, during breaks!
     
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    They give you a test booklet to write in and a couple pencils. You can't use your own paper or pencils/pens.

    I used mine for physics calculations, etc...and outlining my essay. So I used it quite a bit, though I didn't use Kaplan's silly mapping method.
     
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    use it for your essay, wrote a few punch lines here and there. outline it. your set.
     
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    Thank you - I concur. Moving there now.
     
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    These would be good to get used to especially if this is how the test site does their scratch paper. The one I tested at used real paper and pencil though, so that's what I practiced with.
     
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    The test site I was at gave us a booklet of blue scratch paper and two pencils. We could request a new booklet of scratch paper at any time.

    Its useful for chem/physics and outlining your paper, though I dont think i used it much for bio...
     

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