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Humming during the MCAT

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by BeatrixKiddo, Apr 9, 2007.

  1. BeatrixKiddo

    BeatrixKiddo Guest

    Aug 21, 2006
    The Island
    I've been noticing when I read passages I usually make noises like "hmmm" while thinking or sometimes I just like to read the passages outloud to myself, not like loud but like mubbling kind of, are you allowed to do this on test day or will they kick you out or something? Can I request a solitary sound proof room? Let me know if you sometimes read aloud as well. Thanks.
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  3. Mastac741

    Mastac741 Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 6, 2005
    No, you can't. If I were sitting next to you, I'd slap you. You can request a room, but that'd be stupid because on your transcript they'd mark you down as "special conditions" when taking the MCAT, which will hurt you when applying to med school.
  4. sehnsucht

    sehnsucht 2+ Year Member

    Feb 21, 2007
  5. bluesTank

    bluesTank Zombie 5+ Year Member

    Feb 2, 2007
    College Station, TX
    Yes, I want to kill people that even just breath loud next to me, let alone hum or talk (no offense). I just find myself very easily distracted, and thats a whole other problem on it's own. Gonna have to figure out how to deal with it for test day.

    Also, in class some girl was talking about some guy who was laughing quietly during his MCAT. now THAT would make me mad :mad:
  6. Pmanltd86

    Pmanltd86 10+ Year Member

    Feb 22, 2007
    You get the soundproof headphones though which actually work really well to filter out all those noises.
  7. Kateb4

    Kateb4 7+ Year Member

    Nov 28, 2006
    Yeah, if I could hear you at all I'd be giving you the death stare! I just took an Orgo exam a couple weeks ago in which I sat next to this guy that must have been on some kind of stimulant (not to mention that he was cheating with a little note sheet) but he was acting like a spooked horse the entire exam. He kept throwing his head back, twitching and stomping the ground. I seriously was afraid of him (He was a big athletic looking guy). I know that he was distracting me so much that it took me probably 20 min longer to complete the test!

    So, yeah. To be considerate of those sitting around you, try to keep it as quiet as possible. Maybe just move your lips without the mumbling.
  8. Tired Pigeon

    Tired Pigeon 7+ Year Member

    Jan 27, 2007
    I think if you were truly disruptive you might be asked to leave. This happened when a friend was taking the MCAT a few years back ... some guy had some kind of breakdown or something and started talking to himself pretty loudly (enough to distract all the people around him); when they removed him, he started yelling about some kind of conspiracy going on.
  9. CATallergy

    CATallergy 2+ Year Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    what about discretely making manual right hand rule visualizations? by discrete, I mean cup my left hand over the right for obscurity
  10. WonderBoy

    WonderBoy Physician 10+ Year Member

    Jan 16, 2001
    lol, yea I would have to punch the guy or girl too, its mcat i don't care about gender, did that next to me.
  11. HippocratesX

    HippocratesX Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2002

  12. MDAdam

    MDAdam 10+ Year Member

    Sep 21, 2006
    Do they really supply these if you request for them? I don't know if I would use them even though I get easily distracted by a tapping pencil or foot. Sometimes I can't think when it is too quiet, like with the soundproof headphones. I guess I am kind of weird...
  13. copingmethods

    copingmethods 5+ Year Member

    Dec 10, 2006
    They were already at every test station where I took it.
  14. tartrate

    tartrate 10+ Year Member

    Apr 2, 2007
    omg...I too would smash the person's head into the computer screen if they started doing that...

    I also find leg-shakers really damn annoying...freaking adults can't keep still for one hour!!
  15. phospho

    phospho SDN Lifetime Donor Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Jun 4, 2006
    Columbus, OH
    Ditto that:hardy:
  16. Nikki2002

    Nikki2002 Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    yes leg shakers......and ppl who click their pens....I WILL FREAKIN KILL YOU!!!!!!!
  17. BeatrixKiddo

    BeatrixKiddo Guest

    Aug 21, 2006
    The Island
    I wouldn't do that all because what if you remind someone of the right hand rule and they get that point over you?

    Dude, I really really can't help reading aloud, I think I perform a lot better when I do it outloud because I have to reread things over and over if I do it all in my head.

    If they kick me out would they give me a refund?

    P.S. ****While we're on this note, does anyone know of someone being kicked out of a Kaplan prep course? I really want a refund and I'm wondering if I disrupt the class enough would they refund me and let me get out.
  18. CATallergy

    CATallergy 2+ Year Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    Stupid Allergic CAT! It's discreet, not discrete. Forget about taking VR!
  19. Nokternal7

    Nokternal7 2+ Year Member

    Apr 23, 2006
    I think your testing center should have privacy barriers, so you can't see what the person next to you is doing. Should have no problem using your right hand rule :) Also, you get big orange noise reducing headphones, so small annoying background noise shouldn't be a problem. My ears were feeling hot so I took off the headphones, and it was still surprisingly quiet.
  20. apricotattack

    apricotattack 10+ Year Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    Western US
    haha, good catch.. I'm betting you have "discrete" as in questions without passages in your mind, am I right? :)
  21. Symphony101

    Symphony101 2+ Year Member

    Apr 7, 2007
    LOL, no, they will not kick you out. They like $$$$$. And this year their mcat enrollment is low. If you do disrupt classes, everyone will just hate you... and you probably won't get much out of your test prep.

    You can only get a refund if you score LOWER on the actual mcats than you Kaplan diagnostic. Most of the time they just let you repeat the course for free.

    hear that sound? it's your money flushing down the drain... along with that green dot.
  22. BeatrixKiddo

    BeatrixKiddo Guest

    Aug 21, 2006
    The Island
    One question: What's the green dot.

    Man, you're probably right, I don't want to piss off the people in my class, most of them are minorities, so yeah. I like my tires unslashed.

    Seriously though, I feel ripped off right now. I hope God will magically give me a 40.
  23. estairella

    estairella Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    May 7, 2006
    Looking at some of the replies in this thread...

    Jesus Christ people, you wanna become DOCTORS?

    I can just see it now...

    *Tremoring Parkinson's patient comes in for a checkup*
    Doctor - "Can you stop shaking for a moment I need to concentrate to read these charts."
    Patient - "S-s-s-sorry.. I can't-t-t h-h-help it."
    Doctor - "Argh for f****'s sake STOP IT"
    Patient - "S-s-s-"
    Doctor - "HULK ANGRY!! HULK SMASH!!!!"
    *Stabs patient repeatedly with hypodermic needle*
  24. GoLAClippers

    GoLAClippers Banned Banned

    Feb 26, 2007
    Good luck trying to finish the verbal section with that kind of method :smuggrin:

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