when I took my very first practice test, I got 9 and was unable to finish the last passage due to time. from the next test and on i timed myself so i'd spend no more than 8 min/passage. since then, i got 10 on the remaining 6 practice tests. i took the real thing on 4/5 and i got a...10...who would have guessed! now i have to retake july 10th cuz my overall score is way too low. i got 8s on the sciences...grr the physics was expected cuz ran out of time but can't explain the 8 in bio. i generally got 10s on the practice tests...i didnt actually study an ounce of material for the bio section b/c i thought i knew it all from my bio major. now that i have a chance to retake, i'm going full force and studying ALL of the bio material even if i think i know it. the funny thing is i never practiced the writing section. in fact, i didn't finish EITHER essay b/c i ran out of time and i still got an R haha. so anyways that's my little mcat story. while i know for improving PS i need to work on time (since i ran out of time and got an 8 just like i would on practices if i didnt finish) as well as review more of everything and for improving BS i need to actually study for it this time, i'm not really sure how to improve my VR. i don't really buy the argument that you should go read the economist to improve your reading. the ?s i miss always seem to be pretty random. each passage is a different topic so i don't see how you can really improve that. i don't know...help?