1. Hey Guest! Check out the 3 MCAT Study Plan Options listed in the 'stickies' area at the top of the forums (BoomBoom, SN2ed, and MCATJelly). Let us know which you like best.

    Also, we now offer a MCAT Test-Prep Exhibitions Forum where you can ask questions directly from the test-prep services.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. This forum is for support and discussion only. Please promote test prep materials/services (including AMAs) in the Special Offers subforum only. Thanks!
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Last chance to give your feedback! Fill out the 2019 SDN Member Survey to let us know what's important to you (and win prizes!)

How much can one improve verbal?

Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by Dub1, Sep 7, 2014.

  1. Dub1

    Joined:
    May 22, 2014
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    1
    I just took the AAMC practice test 3 verbal without any prior mcat studying and got an 8.

    I'm just wondering if verbal scores can be improved consistently.

    I won't be taking it for at least 6 months.
     
  2. HinduHammer

    HinduHammer Righteous in Wrath
    5+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2013
    Messages:
    642
    Likes Received:
    520
    Status:
    Medical Student
    Yes, you can improve it a lot. In my experience you will start hitting a wall around 11-12, because after that often times 1 question missed will equal 1 point taken away from your total score. 39/40 correct = 14 score, 38/40=13, 36-37/40=12.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. justadream

    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2011
    Messages:
    2,171
    Likes Received:
    813
    I've improved by zero (started at 11-12, still there). I've done TPRH, EK 101, AAMC SA, AAMC 3,4,5,7,8,9.
     
  4. Eppur Si Muove

    Eppur Si Muove And yet, it moves
    2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2014
    Messages:
    356
    Likes Received:
    243
    Status:
    Medical Student
    My first test was an abysmal 4 before I had started studying or really learning how to get my timing down, I can consistently get 10-11 now. In my opinion you can definitely improve it based on how you adjust your strategy and approach
     

Share This Page