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Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by HumidifiedMoistureExchange, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. Direct Laryngoscopy

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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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  3. 10minutes

    10minutes M.D.Candidate
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    You can't use your alarm tho!
     
  4. Direct Laryngoscopy

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    alarm clock to wake me up ( dont want something freakish to happen ie set for PM instead of AM :sleep: :scared: )
     
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    "Eye of the Tiger"
     
  6. LUBDUBB

    LUBDUBB Freakaholic
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    yo dpoke,

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

    is it 2HB?
     
  7. gdk

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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
     
  8. CanIMakeIt

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    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
     
  9. LUBDUBB

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

    Amy B I miss my son so much
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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[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  11. Direct Laryngoscopy

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    bump for tomorrow
     
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    i just thought soft lead no. 2 pencils meant soft lead no. 2 pencils :confused:
     
  13. MechE

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    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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    wow... you guys are anal. that's cool. :idea:
     
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    Can we wear hats during the test?...
     
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    I heard you had to turn it around backwards. Might be a rumor though.
     
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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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    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!!!
     
  21. Doctor Bagel

    Doctor Bagel so cheap and juicy
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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
     
  22. ShyRem

    ShyRem I need more coffee.
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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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    caffeine pills... check.
    diaper... check.
     
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    i've got everything ready except for my brain
     

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