georgia_boy1

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Hi all,

So after completing the TPR online course, I decided to delay my MCAT date because I was not scoring where I wanted to (510-512) and simply did not have enough time to practice. I have essentially covered all of the content and am now in the "practice phase" which will be approx 15 hours a week until I take the test in January. My current plan is as follows:

September: Complete all AAMC question packs, review necessary content, and take 2 NS practice tests
October/November: Complete and review AAMC Section Banks, NS practice test every 2 weeks
December/January: Take AAMC FL 1 in December, Practice/Review more content, Take AAMC FL 2 in January

Any advice on my schedule/resources would be greatly appreciated!
 
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georgia_boy1

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Sorry to bump this but just wanted to get some confirmation or advice on what to change up?
 

eljefemdfuturo

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What were your TPR scores? They're notoriously deflated (my real MCAT was 10 points higher than what I was averaging with TPR)
 
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georgia_boy1

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What were your TPR scores? They're notoriously deflated (my real MCAT was 10 points higher than what I was averaging with TPR)
This was the progression of my test scores in order: AAMC FL 1: 497 (prior to prep), TPR Course 1: 497, TPR Course 2: 495. I then took a free NS full length at the end of my 2 months of content review and scored 502. However, there is some discrepancy with the 502 because I couldn't highlight at all during the test for some reason so that would've been a couple points higher.
 

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Ok. What I did was take a TPR exam every week just to get used to sitting and taking that exam (which I think is 1/3 of the battle). I saved the 3 AAMC FL's until the end so I could get used to them and how the questions are worded. This worked well for me, but if I were you I think the best thing you could do is just get as much practice as you can with full lengths and AAMC material
 
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georgia_boy1

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How many times would you recommend taking the AAMC FL?
 

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How many times would you recommend taking the AAMC FL?

Once each. If you review them properly after taking them, taking them more than once is a waste of time. That's why many save them for the endgame.
 
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georgia_boy1

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Once each. If you review them properly after taking them, taking them more than once is a waste of time. That's why many save them for the endgame.
That's what I thought. Is one time through the SB sufficient?
 
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