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Is it possible to do a full-length exam in the morning and then spend the entire day reviewing the exam?? When I say "reviewing," I mean going over all the answers, including the ones you got right and then spending the necessary amount of time to understand why you marked incorrect answers for the ones you got wrong.

In order for my MCAT schedule to work out, I would like to spend no more than one day on each exam. If this doing too much in one day? Please let me know.
 
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I'm bumping this thread before it descends into the bowels of page 1 and comes out in page 2.
 

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yes...just after the test take like an hour break--eat, watch a tv show, stuff like that...otherwise you wont retain ANYTHING you study.
 
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This is the method I used and it worked for me. Some people do their review the next day. Definitely take a break (like I have to tell you that after a 5 hour test :oops:).
 

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OP... I would suggest that you spend at least 2 days with a test (Day 1 - take the test and then review maybe 1/4th or 1/3rd of the test and then Day 2 - review the remaining of the test and do extra practice with the areas that you got questions wrong in)... I know that that would mean that you would not be able to do all the full lengths that you have, but, I think quality matters more than quantity here.. by that I mean that you should do the good full lengths first (by good, I mean all AAMC).. I think SN2ed earlier posted the list of full lengths that were rep of the real mcat.. check it out
 

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where can i find SN2ed's list of realistic MCAT FLs??
As opposed to MCAT prep books, I don't think the agreement on practice test ranking is that strong. Most tend to agree that the later AAMC tests are the best, but beyond that, there isn't much of a consensus.

1. AAMC #7-10
2. Kaplan #1-6
3. BR #1-7/GS #1-10
4. AAMC #3-6
5. TPR
6. Kaplan #7-10


Kinesio: I don't suggest reviewing on the same day. Use the next 1-2 days to review your FL.
 

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should you start off with the most realistic ones first?
For example, should i do AAMC 10 first, then work my way down to 3?
or the opposite?
Thank you
 

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IMO kaplan FLs are completely worthless. Their style and logic of questions deviates significantly from AAMC exams. Sure, kaplan curves it so your score is somewhat close to your AAMC scores but the point is that you aren't getting anythin worthwhile from doing the exams, just a bunch of wrong answers and learning shaky bizarre logic in the solutions...it's a waste of time!

AAMC practice are far more intuitive and simpler. Kaplan will make you overthink easy problems.

I say stick to AAMC
 

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should you start off with the most realistic ones first?
For example, should i do AAMC 10 first, then work my way down to 3?
 

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As opposed to MCAT prep books, I don't think the agreement on practice test ranking is that strong. Most tend to agree that the later AAMC tests are the best, but beyond that, there isn't much of a consensus.

1. AAMC #7-10
2. Kaplan #1-6
3. BR #1-7/GS #1-10
4. AAMC #3-6
5. TPR
6. Kaplan #7-10


Kinesio: I don't suggest reviewing on the same day. Use the next 1-2 days to review your FL.
Do these refer to the old or new kaplan FL?
 

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OP, this is something I have just started doing, and I think it's really helping tremendously:

When I take a practice test, I take the test, grade it, then leave it alone. Two days later (with studying in between, of course). I go through each question a second time, this time with no time limit and make sure I try to get the right answer. I check my answers as I go with the solutions and explanations, and then compare to see what I answered the first time. If I got it right both times, and I feel like its intuition, I leave it alone. If I only got it right one time, or wrong both times, I look at the question, read the explanation, and write the reasoning or concept in a notebook I keep.

This has helped me largely because lets say I get a series of similar questions wrong on the first test, but then get them right on the second test (assuming I don't remember the question, which I often don't). This suggests to me an error I might be making while trying to be fast and efficient. It's much easier to correct a technical error (such as estimating notation or something) when you're aware your making it and you know why you're making it.

I do this for every question I'm not 100% sure on. I review this sheet before I study each day as well. My results have gotten much better, and I'm finding that my retention is skyrocketing. I spend about 1.5 days on each test.
 

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As opposed to MCAT prep books, I don't think the agreement on practice test ranking is that strong. Most tend to agree that the later AAMC tests are the best, but beyond that, there isn't much of a consensus.

1. AAMC #7-10
2. Kaplan #1-6
3. BR #1-7/GS #1-10
4. AAMC #3-6
5. TPR
6. Kaplan #7-10


Kinesio: I don't suggest reviewing on the same day. Use the next 1-2 days to review your FL.
Is the only way to get access to those kaplan full lengths to sign up for the course? Cant purchase them separately?

Same with TPR? I know you can buy BR online.

Thanks
 
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1. AAMC #7-10
2. Kaplan #1-6
3. BR #1-7/GS #1-10
4. AAMC #3-6
5. TPR
6. Kaplan #7-10

Yeah, do you know how much that would cost, let alone the time and endurance that it would take?