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Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by yanks26dmb, May 12, 2014.

  1. yanks26dmb

    yanks26dmb 7+ Year Member

    Nov 7, 2008
    How much do you think they prepped you for your real MCAT? Do you think the ratio of easy/medium/difficult questions was spot on?
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  3. Ismet

    Ismet PGY-fun! Administrator Physician 5+ Year Member

    May 15, 2011
    Moving to MCAT discussions
  4. Blown Away

    Blown Away 2+ Year Member

    Jan 8, 2011
    What are you waiting for? For someone to say yes take them...for you to take them?

    They are additional practice material FROM THE AAMC, THE ONLY SOURCE THAT MATTERS. And the assessments are comprised of AAMC 6 + excess passages from 3R-9R. Don't believe me? I have AAMC 6 and the passages in the assessment are THE SAME.
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  5. WesternRedCedar


    Dec 14, 2013
    Its good practice, but for sure you need to do AAMC FLs to get a real idea.

    The % on SA doesnt really matter, since its not a real exam timing or breakdown, or scenario etc.

    My % on VR SA was 83 or 85% and i've been scoring 10/11 on VR on AAMC FLs. So it is good practice for sure.

    Though, i should have reviewed my VR FL answers :( No time.
  6. yanks26dmb

    yanks26dmb 7+ Year Member

    Nov 7, 2008
    I've already taken them. I'm wondering what people's opinions on then are.
  7. GodComplex

    GodComplex 5+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2012
    I did the entire organic chemistry, biology and physics sections and only part of the VR section. I think that they were slightly helpful, but maybe not fully indicative of where your actual weaknesses (aside from giant, glaring ones) and strengths are since only a few questions from each sub-topic are asked. Although they were only slightly helpful for me, I can see how they could be more helpful for others. If I had to do only one section it would definitely be the verbal since this is the best practice for this section outside of the AAMC FL's. But, pace yourself for the VR SA and use it more as an additional practice source rather than one giant exam.
  8. Person0715

    Person0715 Socially awkward 2+ Year Member

    May 12, 2011
    Gotō Islands
    The VR SA is great for practicing pacing. Plus, they come directly from the AAMC.
  9. Mad Jack

    Mad Jack Critically Caring Gold Donor Classifieds Approved 2+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2013
    4th Dimension
    The full length assessments are the most accurate indicator of your final MCAT performance. I will say my actual MCAT verbal felt longer, but still scored the same.

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