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Is getting a 1-3 MCAT score better than getting a 6-8?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by qweewq11, Oct 14, 2002.

  1. qweewq11

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    I was just thinking about MCAT scores and it occurred to me that it might be better to get an absurdly low score (say, a 2) rather than a averaigeish score (7 or 8).

    Cause with a 2, you can say "I was getting 12's on my practice tests, but I misbubbled," which is fairly believable, whereas with a 7, you just look bad in that subject.

    Thoughts?
     
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  3. in my opinion
    getting a 2 is better
    only cuz it will motivate u to study more

    in terms of adcom
    yes they may believe that u misbubbled
    but they still will have no idea whether or not
    u would have gotten a 7 or a 13 on the section
    so it can go either way... NO??
     
  4. ucdbiochem

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    yeah, i think a 2 is better based on your reasoning.
    but how could you manage to get a 2 instead of a 7?
     
  5. qweewq11

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    answer only like 5 of the questions
     
  6. barakutha

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    keep in mind all your answer sheets are seperate, so you would have to make a 'bubbling mistake' on all three. AdComs may see you as incompetent at best.
     
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    i dont see anything wrong with an 8, especially on verbal, i have talked to a ton of smart poeple who have gotten 8s on verbal. id say maybe better than a 6 but not an 8.. thats a solid score on verb especially
     
  8. qweewq11

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    I mean per section. A 10-10-1 may be better than a 10-10-6 b/c adcoms may believe you could have made a 10-10-10. But if you were just really bad at verbal and knew you couldn;t score higher than a 6 no matter how hard you tried, perhaps you should just shoot for a 1
     

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