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First AAMC practice test to take

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by pufferfish, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. pufferfish

    pufferfish Senior Member
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    I've been taking the Kaplan FL's...and well my spirit is getting broken... damn PS...and BS... and...wait that's the whole exam... ANYWAY, yeah, what is a good first lighter AAMC to take tomorrow?

    Is 3 the consensus to be the starting point? :idea:

    thnx--pfr
     
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  3. Broccoli

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    haha, it's all right, I've heard people say Kaplan PS is really hard. I'd take 3R if you want a lighter exam. I think most people would agree that's the easiest. Good luck!
     
  4. pufferfish

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    thanks broccoli, best of luck to you as well!!
     
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    I think you'll find any of the AAMC's easier than the kaplan tests. You could start w/ 3 if you would like but if you want a more realistic place of where u stand u should do 4,5 or 6 in my opinion.
     
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    Start with 3.
     
  7. WilliamsF1

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    Does the order really matter for AAMC? I think I'll just do them in order with 9 being the last I take before the real one.
     
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    Pufferfish, I'm in the same boat as you. Just took my fourth Kaplan full length today, and starting to get a little discouraged too.

    Kaplan #5 PS 11 VR 10 BS 8 29
    Kaplan #8 PS 10 VR 10 BS 10 30
    Kaplan #6 PS 10 VR 10 BS 9 29
    Kaplan #9 PS 10 VR 8 BS 10 28

    I guess on the bright side, that was likely the last Kaplan full length I will take. Just AAMC tests from here on out.
     
  9. DrBowtie

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    Like you all I was getting mauled by the Kaplan stuff. I switched to only AAMCs.

    I would suggest plan out having 9 as your last and count backwards. Take as many as you want.

    I was getting 29-33 on Kaplan and 34-36 on AAMC so they should help your confidence too. But stay away from 4R.
     
  10. pufferfish

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    Brett, what's up with 4R? Is it a jumbled mess, or just impossible?
     
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    It's hard content, hard scale,and has been the lowest of my AAMC by 4+ points. I was saying that since we only have like 4 weeks, avoiding that one would be good for your confidence and it would still leave you with 6 AAMCs.

    I left that one out of my AAMC range. I consider it an outlier ;)
     
  12. pufferfish

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    ok, thanks for the tip--will def avoid it.
     
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    I'd say that the two types of exams are a lot different!

    AAMC MCATs have a lot more reading comprehension in the science sections (Process that new info), while most MCATs from test prep sources are more geared towards equations, concepts, and facts that you need to know. It's understandable that the test prep ones are designed as such, since they can only enforce the knowledge that they know will be on the exam.

    I personally find non AAMC exams easier because I have the equations/concepts/facts down pretty solid. It's annoying to have to read new information and try to answer questions with. Maybe that's why my verbal score is the lowest... :laugh:
     
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    hmm...I would still take 4R. I mean, now that you know that its supposed to be hard, if you do bad on it, it won't hurt your confidence that much. Plus, if you have the time, why not? if anything, its a valuable learning tool. I'm planning on taking it this weekend.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    I started with 3R and just doing them in order now.
     
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    I don't know about staying away from 4R...i jumped 4 points

    June 4931 P:7 V:10 B:9
    June 4951 P:7 V:10 B:10
    7/22: 4961 P:9 V:10 B:10
    7/25: 4R P:12 V:10 B:11
     

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