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I ran out of verbal passages..now what?!?!!

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by zanzounita, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. zanzounita

    zanzounita Int'l Woman of Mystery 5+ Year Member

    Dec 10, 2005
    I have done all the EK, TPR, and Kaplan stuff..

    I am thinking about starting to read the Econmist..what do u guys think?

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  3. theunremarkable

    theunremarkable MS2 5+ Year Member

    Nov 19, 2005
    Wow, has your verbal score increased any? If so, then I would just stick to reading the Economist or start doing practice passages or LSAT books. The verbal on the LSAT is quite similar.
  4. HippocratesX

    HippocratesX Member 7+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    go back through all the verbal passages you did and look at the questions you got wrong. Did you misread them? Did you get most of the 50/50 questions right after narrowing it down to 2 choices? A thorough analysis can't hurt.
  5. J ROD

    J ROD Watch my TAN walk!! Rocket Scientist Physician Pharmacist Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Aug 1, 2005
    working on my tan......
    Have you done all the AAMCs?
  6. MSTPbound

    MSTPbound student Moderator Emeritus 2+ Year Member

    Oct 1, 2006
    Have you read Aristotle's Metaphysics?

    If not, I highly recommend it. It's a real brain bender, and should keep you busy until test day.


  7. Anastasis

    Anastasis caffeinated for safety Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Feb 20, 2005
    This is really good advice :)

    Plus if your school has access to jstor.org I'd suggest reading some random humanities journal articles.
  8. Funky

    Funky This space is for sale 10+ Year Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    i dont know if i would recommend the economist only because it's an interesting read at least for me. But maybe it's because i was an econ major.
  9. zanzounita

    zanzounita Int'l Woman of Mystery 5+ Year Member

    Dec 10, 2005
    the problem is my verbal score is still at a 6!!!

    would it be beneficial to retake the old verbal, even though i may recall some of the answers..

    also, were can i get the aamc's??

  10. raptors

    raptors 5+ Year Member

    Mar 6, 2007
    I'm finding that it's not how much you do, but what you do with the passages.

    I think it's worthwhile really analyzing your old passages. I've been using the examkrackers method where spending 30 minutes on each of the passage questions only trying to figure out what I can learn from them and the wording of the answer choices.

    Then spending some time reading over the passage again to make sure I'm able to get the main idea. I find it's helping.
  11. Funky

    Funky This space is for sale 10+ Year Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    these are the official ones and the ones that will closely test your mcat abilities
  12. hb2998

    hb2998 10+ Year Member

    Jan 17, 2005
    Thats exactly what I was scared of doing.. so I didn't do that many before taking the test thinking what if I'm going to have to take it again.
    I got great science scores so i ended up with a decent mcat score but did horrible verbal. Good enough on the other two sections that I didn't want to take the mcat over again and I didn't, and will never take it again.. but still I wish I had done more, who knows what my potential could have been.
  13. zanzounita

    zanzounita Int'l Woman of Mystery 5+ Year Member

    Dec 10, 2005
    thanks for all ur advice..now back to the grind
  14. GoLAClippers

    GoLAClippers Banned Banned

    Feb 26, 2007
    True! There is this guy that raised his verbal from 8 --> 12 after taking a LSAT course. I am not sure why he took the LSAT course though.
  15. neurofreak

    neurofreak 7+ Year Member

    Mar 8, 2007
    actually the LSAT passages are nothing like MCAT verbal....in fact, i thought they were easier (shorter passages that are MUCH more interesting) and questions that mainly ask about main idea.

    don't practice with LSAT stuff. try to get your hands on some more MCAT verbal. theres gotta be some obscure company out there with more practice material
  16. Mastac741

    Mastac741 Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 6, 2005
    Verbal sucks. I tried and tried and did more passages and studied more. Didn't seem to help. I ended up getting an 8 on my Verbal - 11's on my other two sections. Still got into medical school.

    On the real MCAT, they always seem to put reasonable passages with only 5-6 questions to answer. Then they put a really complicated passage that it difficult to read and understand and they ask you 10-15 questions on that passage. It really sucks.

    Anyway, Good Luck!

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