Although I think that HippocratesX' advice is a bit harsh, I do think that this test demands every ounce of your attention and effort. For some, that means no classes outside of the MCAT, while for others this means 1 month of pure MCAT prep. I think that you must find what works best for you. Yes, schools will see your scores, but they will also see your improvement...however you must work to your very best ability to finally reflect med. school quality improvement. Life is not over, and no, I do not believe that retaking classes and spending 5years preparing for this thing is necessary. It just takes patience, dedication and objectivity. You may also want to take a DAT for fun and see how you perform on that. Hang in there!
Good attitude.thanks, I know where my faults are
1. I spent a lot of time on VR and still did not do well. I had to ignore other subjects because of VR practice
2. I did not make sure that I got a good score on my practice tests ( I did not even take any timed ones.
3. I knew I wasnt ready so, I did this because of parental pressure
I am not willing to spend 5 years on this. I think I need to be more dedicated. I know that I goofed around a lot. and I should stop believing that miracles can happen and start b elieving the fact that, the results are equivalent to the effort put into the task. ( i know I am probably too late in realizing this, but I guess I always learn the hard way).
I am going to take the test again in May, and put my 100% into it this time. I dont have an option. Although I am not going to tell my parents that I did bad, otherwise they will pressure me again and it stresses me out and discourages me, thus killing my positive energies. I will tell them that I did well and just silently do my job.
i dont think my problem is that I am dumb, it is more like I am lazy and I party way too much and spend way too much time socializing. I know that if I give my 100% I am very capable of achieving my goals.
Thanks for all the input, keep it coming- advice, tips, etc. anything is good
Do you have you Examkrackers study material?
yes I do, I am going to use them this time. I bought all of them but never really used them. I also have all their 1001 books, wow all these books are untouched. also have all the CDs. only thing I dont have access to anymore is Full Length Tests.
I wonder how I should get the CBT format ones.
One thing I want to do starting now itself is take one MCAT practice test every weekend. Because if i keep saying to my self tha t I will finish reviewing and then start taking tests ,then I know its never going to end.
Also,this time I take it, I will make sure that I get a desired score on my practice tests, or I wont take the test.
Quick question- Are you sure YOU want to be a doctor? You're not being pressured? This has to be something you want to do. Putting in study time and sacrificing for someone else's dream will make you bitter, resentful and unfulfilled.
You need to think of the MCAT as a tool. Use that tool to get into med school. You have to be serious about this.
Open those EK books and get studying. You are only allowed on SDN to ask questions on the MCAT question sections.