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EK 30 mins and the Real Deal

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by bluesTank, May 11, 2007.

  1. bluesTank

    bluesTank Zombie 5+ Year Member

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    EK makes a big deal at the beginning of their books to say that the 30 min. exam scores are not predictable of the real thing.

    I have been doing them all day, and I was wondering if a few of yall could maybe post the types of scores you were making on those, with the real/practice full length scores you have been making.

    Sometimes I really do well on them, others I bomb, so I am just wondering how it works out...

    Thanks!
     
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  3. scotties123

    scotties123 GrandMacDaddy 10+ Year Member

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    keep in mind ek also says that their stuff is harder with all easy/intermediate questions removed.
     
  4. ParvatiP

    ParvatiP Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I only took a few EK 30 min exams, all in physics. I don't think they're very representative at all. Sure, they're a good way to review the material but not at all predictive of your actual score. Also, you'll score really well if you've just read the chapter because they base all their exams off the exact wording of it...but if you haven't read it recently, then you probably won't do so well. I don't remember my exact scores, but I probably scored between like a 6-10 on all the exams I did, averaging like an 8. My average PS on practice exams was 10-11. On the real MCAT, I got an 11 on the PS. (Also of course, I should mention that I am better at gen chem than physics, so don't forget that your score is also not predictive, since one section will cover a variety of topics). Hope that helped!
     

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