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How are you simulating a CBT setting?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by raptors, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. raptors

    raptors 5+ Year Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    In my situation I've scoped out the area where they're holding the exam and unfortunately for me there's a construction site right across the street:rolleyes: .

    Really not sure how i'm going to simulate that. I hope the noise cancelling head phones work. I've heard there are ear plugs at certain sites too. I've tried emailing thompson prometric with no response as to whether it's ear plugs or headpones.

    Anyways, I've just been trying to find a location with a computer and a bit of noise. Hopefully a library, but that's kinda risky b/c some rude person could start talking anytime they walk by. My house is busy because of family always being around and thin walls. So how are you simulating your testing situation?
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  3. Vanguard23

    Vanguard23 5+ Year Member

    Sep 5, 2006
    I went to Wal Mart, just now, and bought some industrial earphones used mostly for gun practice. Works pretty well and should quiet things down a bit.
    Plugs got some earplugs to go under them.;)
  4. cg77

    cg77 You want a toe? 2+ Year Member

    Apr 7, 2006
    i recommend buying a leaf blower and a fuel bladder and taking them wherever you go where you might concentrate... look out 45!
  5. akinf

    akinf Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    Apr 24, 2004
    I read the questions on a computer screen and imputed the answers into excel.
  6. theunremarkable

    theunremarkable MS2 5+ Year Member

    Nov 19, 2005
    Did you do this for the Kaplan FL/old aamcas that weren't in CBT format but were in pdf files? This is a good idea! I think I might start doing this.
  7. lala83

    lala83 Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 8, 2006
    how do we access the periodic table while we're taking the cbt exam?
  8. viciouz

    viciouz WesternU 2013 7+ Year Member

    Nov 7, 2005
    Chino Hillls
    There is a button that says, "Periodic Table."

    I've been taking my practice CBT tests at UCI's Science Libraries right in front of the elevators.

    Also can we bring our own headphones to the exam?

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