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How do I improve my performance on experiment based questions?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by radioactive15, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. radioactive15

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    For all of the questions that are discrete, knowledge based, I get 99% of them right on the MCAT practice test.

    However, specifically for the bio and physical sections, all of the questions from passages that regard experiments, I get a lot wrong.

    I'm having no problem with the table/graph interpretation. It's just that for the questions asking about the experimental interpretations I am struggling. I find that I'm unable to integrate my knowledge from content review into the types of questions that the MCAT asks on the science sections. How do I improve my performance on these science passage questions and be able to understand the passages better?
     
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  3. remedy23

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    Hi, I'm finding the exact same thing as you! Can I ask, what sources are you using to find these experimental passages? Are there any specific books with passages you are using such as the TPR Science workbook? I think practice is the only way to get better, and after doing each passage, really analyse why you got something wrong, why you didn't understand it, and dissect the passage until you're able to understand why every answer is right and why every answer is wrong - even if it takes an hour per passage.

    If it's lab techniques, maybe looking at the TPR Science section on lab techniques might be helpful.
     

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