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is it just me

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by jhk43, Mar 20, 2004.

  1. jhk43

    jhk43 Senior Member
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    or does it seem like everyone has a 35+.
     
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  3. UCLAstudent

    UCLAstudent I'm a luck dragon!
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    I haven't noticed (I haven't gotten that high... hopefully I will, though). It's probably because the people who take time to post at SDN (and especially in the MCAT forum) are pretty motivated. :)
     
  4. Pinkertinkle

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    SDN induced paranoia.
     
  5. R_C_Hutchinson

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    exactly- dont worry about it
     
  6. irie

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    35+ = md/phd = no social life = willing to post scores
     
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    What r u talking about man..... I barely touched 30 on last full length

    and except for a few who are getting consistent 34-35, i see rest of the posted results are in high 20s to low 30s .... that's this year ..... if u r talking about last year then I don't know :D
     
  8. Cerberus

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    There are some high scorers on SDN but most people are definitely not getting 35's.
     
  9. superdevil

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    its not just you. i'm on SDN almost every day, for a reason i can only label as "a deep-seeded and mysterious self-hatred," and i'm quite flustered by the majority of the posts i read. like previously said, you're going to get the high-end pre-meds here-- people who spend 12+ hours per day being a pre-med in classrooms, labs, and EC's, then come home and unwind in their free time by going on the internet and...being a pre-med some more! we're all guilty of it, so you just need to remind yourself of reality.

    at my school, Podunk State Univ., i just talked to a guy who is retaking his MCAT this april because he got a 15 last april. do you think he posts sh.t here? not a chance. and his case is NOT unique.

    just keep things in perspective. if that proves to be easier said than done, just do what i've done-- drink a fifth of beefeater every night, and then cry yourself to sleep while clutching an MCAT prep book in the fetal position. don't knock it 'til you've tried it!
     
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    You should start a thread like "EK Vs Kaplan while drinking a fifth of gin and crying yourself to sleep". :cool:
     
  11. farley is god

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    can I suck my thumb whilst clutching the book? :(

    thanks in advance.
     
  12. liverotcod

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    We all have strengths and weaknesses... I hope to have a good MCAT (taking in April) because I'm a good test-taker, but I have a 2.95 GPA Achilles heel.

    I spend a lot more time at home with my wife and children, and at work, than I do being a pre-med. But it's certainly true that I have no social life. That may have more to do with being 35 years old than my hectic schedule, though.
     
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    A joke that's not funny?
     
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    SailCrazy I gotta have more cowbell
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    I definitely second this thought. A guy at my school wasn't happy with his 1st MCAT score so he re-took it - but he didn't do any more studying the second time than the 1st! Surprise, surprise - he got the same score the second time around.

    Most people who are out there are not nearly as focused... *cough*obsessive*cough* ...as those of us here on SDN!
     
  15. irie

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    it is 100 percent true.
     
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    How can you state that to be a fact, when it is obviously not the situation for many people? Does that mean if I score a 34 then I'm not going to be MD/PHD and not willing to post about it, and also have a better social life? Scoring a few points higher on a test means nothing in the grand scheme of things. Sounds like someone is bitter...
     
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    hhaahh, i know. i seriously can't believe people here sometimes. after you see 3 or 4 "i got a 34 and im really bummed, should i retake?" threads, things start to skew. I even know a gil who got a 32 and was really angry- despite my best efforts she's retaking in april because she was diag'ing at 33-34 and "needs" those two extra points.
     
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    Not a good idea to retake unless you can be sure youll do 3 points better.
     
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    i've heard this too before, however, i'm not sure i've ever heard a source for it. I really doubt you have to get 3 points higher to retake (so going from a 28 to a 31 is meaningless)?
     
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    Since both scores show up, i doubt the adcoms would make treat that 31 as if someone had taken it once and gotten a 31, since the deviation is about +- 3 per taking.
     
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    It is a fact. Yes. I'm not bitter.
     
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    Would you care to cite the source(s) of this fact?
     
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    Can you give me specific examples? Particularly about the part where you state that its a fact that if you score over 35 on the mcat you have no life.
     
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    do a search for md/phd and social skills
     
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    I put in those search terms, and all I got was this thread, and a couple others that don't pertain to high mcat scores and poor social skills, except with the possible exception of the 12 year old at loyola. If that's what your proof is, I don't see it as being very persuasive. So can you link me directly to the threads you're talking about?
     
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    ok i give up. I was just joking. It was a little inside-ish joke that came from pre-md/phd students' endless hours in the lab and high mcat scores. Someone asked, "why would anyone want to go into research" and somebody said, "no social skills. The only people they've been around for the last 4 years are yeasts".
     
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    Okay, I was pretty sure you were joking, but you seemed somewhat serious in your replies. I'll stop wasting bandwidth now.
     

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