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I'm a sophomore with good grades and a respectable record, and I am starting to freak out about the MCAT. I did some sample questions, and I did ok, but I seem to make everything so complicated. Any tips for a distressed sophomore?
 

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When are you planning on taking the MCAT? You still have plenty of time to prepare, and you probably haven't even finished up the courses coverered on the test. I made the mistake of looking at some MCAT questions my sophmore year and freaked myself out also. Worry about it --when the time comes, study your butt off, and it will come together.
 

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Are you taking the MCAT this April? MCAT is very intimidating at first glance. But, with practice, you'll get better and better at it.

Having said that, being that you're still a sophomore, I don't see why you should feel forced to take the MCAT this April or even this August if you don't feel comfortable about it.
 

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If you are getting great grades, then theoretically you should be fine come mcat time. My problem is that fall semesters I got pretty bad grades and spring semesters I got great grades. Put that together and I suck a little on each section of the mcat! I was bad at gchem, good in physics--too bad they are lumped together to bring me down. I was also bad at cell bio, and good in genetics and orgo----oops, lumped together again, bad for me. My bitterness serves a point: get As in everything and you will kick the mcat's a$$! :D

buena suerte
 

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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Doctora Foxy:
<strong>If you are getting great grades, then theoretically you should be fine come mcat time. </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Foxy grades are not a good predictor of MCAT performance. Ever heard of grade inflation?
 

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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by UCLA2000:
<strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Doctora Foxy:
<strong>If you are getting great grades, then theoretically you should be fine come mcat time. </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Foxy grades are not a good predictor of MCAT performance. Ever heard of grade inflation?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Well, if you did well in your class compared to the other premeds in areas like physics and orgo, I'd say that bodes very well for the MCAT.

And, Foxy goes to a pretty good school, I think, so it's not like her grades are from a community college or something...
 
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ok let me tell u a story...the first time I opened the MCAT...i WAS LIKE <img border="0" title="" alt="[Eek!]" src="eek.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Pissy]" title="" src="graemlins/pissy.gif" />

I remember I was taking the summer MCAT...I would periodically 8 in the morning go in the library in the 13th floor when no one was there...study and then after 1 hour start crying and weeping on all the things I missed in life and all the hardships and difficulties I faced...then the next hour I wondered, what would happen if I have the heart for medicine, but not the brains for it....so I would wonder about dentistry or law...then I would study like 1 more hour, and then start crying again...on why some people are just so smart...and then I would get philosophical and tell myself if I at least do my best, then maybe I will get at least somewhere in life..so I did this routine thing for a whole month...and then when I would repeat some of the old questions...I would start crying again...because it seemed as if I never learned the material the first time around....I stuck with it....the MCAT is probably one of the biggest weeders there is......pple give up and they dont want to ruin their summer like that....this year...I interviewed at 11 schools, and so far have been accepted to 4, granted none of them are my top choices...but the fear of going to the carribean or becoming a dentist is now gone...work hard and good things will come to u :D
 

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</font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by UCLA2000:
<strong> </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Doctora Foxy:
<strong>If you are getting great grades, then theoretically you should be fine come mcat time. </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Foxy grades are not a good predictor of MCAT performance. Ever heard of grade inflation?</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">haha actually brando, I agree with UCLA2K a little on this one--i.e. for my physics class we only had to take 2 out of 3 tests. I got a 100% on the first one (very easy wave and node stuff), an A on the second one, so I never took the third. Got my A in the class and missed out on 1/3 of the info! Screwed on mcats :rolleyes:

However for the rest of my classes, I would say that I did well on the portions of the mcat that correspond to what I got As in :)