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1. Myself - check
2. Registration card -check
3. ID (plan on briging extra - Passport ssn) - check
4. At least 5 mechanical pencils and 2 black pens - check
5. Sweater - (Queens college can be cold at times) - check
6. Water - check
7. sandwich (either P and J or tuna fish) - check
8. wrist watch (I set it to the hour at the beginnig of each section) - check
9. working alarm clock (double check night before)
10. Tylenol (I get serious headaches during the spring) - check
 
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yo dpoke,

what is the exact lead to use for mechanical pencils on the mcat?

is it 2HB?
 

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HB is equivalent to #2 pencil.
B is softer or darker.
also, 0.7 means thicker lines than 0.5 = faster bubbling :D
 

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gdk said:
HB is equivalent to #2 pencil.
B is softer or darker.
also, 0.7 means thicker lines than 0.5 = faster bubbling :D
Thats why I bought 1.3mm with B lead (and HB for back up just in case) :D
And it saves quite a bit of time as compared to 0.5mm ... i would suggest you get one if you can get ur hand on one of these bad babbies
 

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gdk said:
HB is equivalent to #2 pencil.
B is softer or darker.
also, 0.7 means thicker lines than 0.5 = faster bubbling :D

For some reason I thought 2B was equivalent to #2.
 

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Advil taken before and during the lunch break for stiff necks and shoulders. You all will be looking down a long time and believe me when i say take the advil.

GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL.

We are all cheering you on
 

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i just thought soft lead no. 2 pencils meant soft lead no. 2 pencils :confused:
 

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dpoke1 said:
alarm clock to wake me up ( dont want something freakish to happen ie set for PM instead of AM :sleep: :scared: )
For my MCAT (last April) I set three alarms so there would be no chance I wouldn?t wake up.

I also found chewing gum during the MCAT to be helpful.
 

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I had two other people come and wake me up for the April MCAT. Neither of them were taking the test with me. :D
 
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CanIMakeIt said:
Thats why I bought 1.3mm with B lead (and HB for back up just in case) :D
And it saves quite a bit of time as compared to 0.5mm ... i would suggest you get one if you can get ur hand on one of these bad babbies
wow... you guys are anal. that's cool. :idea:
 

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Can we wear hats during the test?...
 

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5 people have promised to get me up tomorrow...not that i'll even be able to sleep tonite
 

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Psycho Doctor said:
5 people have promised to get me up tomorrow...not that i'll even be able to sleep tonite
If we were in the same time zone I'd ask you to call me and wake me up. :p
But since you're not, you'll be embedded in the test already when it's time for me to wake up.
 

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oh sorry....good luck!!!
 

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admission ticket and id card with passport picture--check
id--check --i'm also bringing two 'cause i'm nervous like that
pencils--four and a sharpener--check
pens--two black ballpoint pins--check
gatorate--check
food--pb&j, string cheese, bananas, peanuts, raisins and luna bars--i
think that'll be more than enough
meds--ibuprofen, maalox, cough drops--i'm also going to be sure to take
my claritin in the morning
clothing--a cardigan sweater that's easily removable if it's hot
 

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From April, hats had to be either turned around backwards or taken off. Food is fine, but you can't eat or drink anything during the exam. Nothing allowed on your desk except for writing utensils (not even glasses cases). Even your admission ticket had to be put away during the exam.

the rules were harsh and strictly enforced. If you have a coughing fit during the exam 'cuz your throat stuck together, you have to turn everything in to the proctor and leave the room for a drink. You get everything back after you come back to the room. Take a deep breath folks... it's a long day.
 

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Only one alarm clock on that list? Maybe I'm paranoid but I got 2 backups, LOL. Backup #1 is my phone and #2 is a call from my Mom.

And I got my meal in the fridge ready because I'm 5 minutes away and will return home for lunch.
 
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