If you took the SAT Verbal section today, do you think you would get an 800?

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I know the two formats are somewhat different, but after practicing for MCAT passages, how well do you think you would do if you took SAT verbal again?
 

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Most likely, no. BUT, I had a chance to look at the SAT mathematics...omg, I was an idiot.
 

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Probably not. Isn't the SAT verbal based on memorizing tons of vocab?
 

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Maybe not on the SAT because of the vocab, but I bet the ACT reading would be so easy now.
 
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wow... well you know they give you those formulas at the beginning of each math section...
I meant right now, not when I was taking the SATs (I knew it back then).
 

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i'd prolly get close to it, studying for mcat verbal really helps
 
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You know how SAT is arranged in order from easiest questions to most difficult? And how SAT verbal has a few straight-up vocab questions, a few "do you know what this word means in context" questions, and then the rest are "main idea" questions?

I feel like if you take the most difficult/ambiguous questions of that third category, you get the MCAT verbal section.

I got 800 on SAT verbal, and I'm sure I could do it again, but I'm hanging around 10's on MCAT verbal. :/ So despite some overlap, I'd say it's definitely different...
 
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Never took the SAT, so don't know heh.