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Having timing problems....

Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by SisterDisco08, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. SisterDisco08

    2+ Year Member

    Apr 16, 2011
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    Medical Student
    Any suggestions? No matter what I've tried I can't seem to go fast enough to finish the sections. Content-wise I know I'm prepared, and I have consistently scored mid-thirties by abusing the stupid pause button.

    It's not as big of a problem with the bio section, it's a little problem with the physics (if they ask a lot of calculations), and it's always a problem for verbal :/
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  3. SN2ed

    Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Jun 27, 2007
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    There's no real trick, just practice, practice, practice. Hopefully you still have a long time before your MCAT because you've put yourself behind.

    Also, it sounds like you've never actually taken timed practice passages. You should ALWAYS take your passages under strict timing conditions. Do NOT cheat by pressing pause. The only thing you're doing is hurting your chances later on. You can't do that on the MCAT, don't do it now.

    Additionally, your content might not be as solid as you think. When you don't know the content that well, you'll typically use up more time working through a problem.

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