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I took the Berk. Review Exam VI today and let me just say.... OUCH! Definitely the hardest I have taken yet. Usually when I take a practice test and look back over the answers i missed, I say "well, that makes sense" or "d'oh that was a stupid mistake on my part". As I looked back over this test (especially the bio) I was thinking "huh?", "wtf?" and "I am so screwed".
 

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Cerb, I'm taking the Berkeley class. If you want, I can ask the guy who wrote it how that test compares with the real thing (he teaches many of the classes). I haven't taken Exam VI, yet, so I don't know.
 

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Originally posted by UCLAstudent
Cerb, I'm taking the Berkeley class. If you want, I can ask the guy who wrote it how that test compares with the real thing (he teaches many of the classes). I haven't taken Exam VI, yet, so I don't know.
that would rock dude
 
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Will do that next time I see him... just to make you feel better, some of the Berkeley tests are more realistic, while others are very hard. I know that tests 1 and 4 are very close to the actual thing, while tests 2 and 3 are extremely difficult.
 

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Originally posted by UCLAstudent
Will do that next time I see him... just to make you feel better, some of the Berkeley tests are more realistic, while others are very hard. I know that tests 1 and 4 are very close to the actual thing, while tests 2 and 3 are extremely difficult.
I counted at least 6 problems on the BS section that I think are totally unrealistic. For instance this was a standalone question:

Which of the following amino acids is least likely to show a positive value for specific rotation?

a) Alanine
b) Glutamine
c) Glycine
d) Valine

:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
 

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Originally posted by Cerberus
I counted at least 6 problems on the BS section that I think are totally unrealistic. For instance this was a standalone question:

Which of the following amino acids is least likely to show a positive value for specific rotation?

a) Alanine
b) Glutamine
c) Glycine
d) Valine

:confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
Glycine is achiral :)
 

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Actually, that's a fair question. Glycine's side chain is simply an H, which gives it two hydrogens on its alpha carbon. Thus, it can't rotate light (just rewording what the person above me already stated).
 

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Originally posted by UCLAstudent
Actually, that's a fair question. Glycine's side chain is simply an H, which gives it two hydrogens on its alpha carbon. Thus, it can't rotate light (just rewording what the person above me already stated).
thats great if you know the structure of glycine but since it wasnt included on the test and since biochem is not a prerequisite to the mcat I think it is bs.
 

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Exam VIII is a tough one as well. I just finished going through that one tonight. *not panicking, not panicking... 8's are okay with a month left to go.....* +pissed+
 
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