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Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by axp107, May 13, 2007.

  1. axp107

    axp107 UCLA 09': Italian Pryde 2+ Year Member

    Dec 25, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ
    What the...

    I just took the verbal 30 min practice tests and got...

    1) 12

    2) 8

    3) 7

    The last test seemed easy.. until I looked at my answers lol. I got ALL the questions wrong on the first page.. wow

    What is going on lol? Are these really representative of the real tests... and plus

    each test has 21 questions, except on the score conversion key a 23 is a 15 and a 21 is a 13.
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  3. scotties123

    scotties123 GrandMacDaddy 10+ Year Member

    Apr 29, 2007
    u need to read the first page of every ek book, which states: "your scores on the 30 minute exams are NOT indicative of your score on the real mcat".
    ek is harder then usual because they feel if u can do harder stuff, then easy stuff shudnt be an issue
  4. Green Pirate

    Green Pirate Neurotic Neuro Enthusiast 5+ Year Member

    Nov 13, 2006
    wow you nailed the first test, OP. I got an 8 on the first, 10 on the second, and I haven't taken the 3rd yet.

    But yeah... some of those questions were pretty ambigious, and it took some serious post-test analysis to figure out why I missed the questions I missed. I also thought the passage on lawsuits on the second test was ridiculously difficult to read.

    verbal is kind of fun though. I look forward to improving my ability.
  5. axp107

    axp107 UCLA 09': Italian Pryde 2+ Year Member

    Dec 25, 2006
    Phoenix, AZ
    How'd you grade them though?

    The score conversion chart shows that a 23 is a 15.. even though there are 21 questions.
  6. scotties123

    scotties123 GrandMacDaddy 10+ Year Member

    Apr 29, 2007
    again, u guys shud read the first page of these ek books. they explain that these are not accurate representations of your score on the mcat. theyre basically just practice. and furthermore, just a heads up, the Ek practice exams are based on EXACT wording from the ek material itself. so you may (and probably will) see these same topics worded COMPLETELY differently on other practice exams, especially the aamc ones.
  7. Lacipart

    Lacipart M1 at UW-Madison 5+ Year Member

    May 2, 2007
    How accurate... it's equally impossible to get a 45 on the real thing :laugh:
  8. scottj72

    scottj72 2+ Year Member

    Apr 3, 2007
    Well.. there is not alot of difference on the actual scores. There was a time when AAMC could not even differentiate between them. In 2003 they made changes to make sure they could again give 13-14-15 as seperate scores as opposed to just putting all of them in one group 13-15.
  9. jochi1543

    jochi1543 President, Gunner Central 2+ Year Member

    Apr 4, 2007
    Alberta, Canada
    I took 3 EK verbals (1,2, and something like 5 or 6) and got 10 on all 3. Then I took AAMC 3R and 9R and got 10 and 11. So I guess yeah, they're fairly representative.

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