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English major - safe to dedicate less time to VR?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by Elizabethx89, Sep 22, 2014.

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  1. Elizabethx89

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  3. question25

    question25 2+ Year Member

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    maybe, but I would at least a take a full practice verbal section before making that decision
     
  4. RoadNurse33

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    Agree with above poster. I was in same position as OP; post bac with liberal arts undergrad. Just do a few practice sections to get back into the swing of it. Verbal was easily my best section, followed closely by bio. Go figure...they both heavily rely upon the same skills.
     
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  6. jazzcatastrophe

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    If you have strong enough reading comprehension/inference skills, then I would say that yes you can pretty much skip VR prep. I've always been a very strong reader, and I did a grand total of a single VR section from one of the AAMCs during my studying, and got a 12. Do a full section to test yourself, and if that goes well, I would put it on the back burner until you're confident with your science content
     
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    I don't think you can decide that until you take several practice exams. Just because you are good at English / reading comprehension doesn't NECESSARILY mean you will be good at MCAT VR.
     
  8. justadream

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    Take a practice test. If you score 13+, you're more than good. Don't devote time to VR.

    From your small sample, 8/10 is around 10-11-level. I started around there and after continuous practice, never improved. It's your judgement as to whether you would benefit more from putting that time into the sciences.
     
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  10. tdod

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    taking a practice test is a good idea. my guess is that you will find that you do need practice however; practicing verbal is mostly about mastering timing, and i don't see how any major could prepare you for that.
     
  11. stayingpositive2014

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    I second tdod. Verbal is easy breeze for me but timing it is a different story. Practice timing-- because even if you KNOW all the material, it won't show if you don't have time to answer questions!
     

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