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IS it possible to change the font size during the actual MCAT test?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by marspotter, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. marspotter

    marspotter Guru of everything

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    Hi. I was wondering if it would be possible to change the font size during the MCAT test.

    I found myself reading more comfortable with smaller fonts.

    I would truly appreciate your response.
     
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  3. zed350

    zed350 I want my superapple

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    No, you cant...You actually cant do anything outside what they give you, i would guess that its because MCAT is a "standardized" test so it has to be same for everyone..not only the content but also the conditions in which you take it.
     
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    Nope, but the font size was decent. Now the screen flicker....
     
  5. Rdavido

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    Are the programs run through Windows? If so, lots of things can be done for you.
     
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    zed350 I want my superapple

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    Maybe you should give it a shot and let us know:p. If you get the same exam as we did on June 13 I doubt that you would have enough time to finish it, let alone play around with it.
     
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    The tutorial is optional, correct? During this time, the resolution could be changed via windows using a secondary messenger system and viola, smaller font. That is, if they haven't locked out all extra functionality of the PCs. However, knowing all the keyboard commands and command prompts to achieve this is also helpful. However, I doubt I'll find the need to have to do this.
     
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    Well, on my computer Ctrl + gives a bigger font, and Ctrl - gives a smaller font. Somebody should try this on their MCAT and report back ;)
     
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    That's probably just in you're web browser.

    I'm sure AMCAS realizes that there's probably going to be a few 1337 haxor5 taking the exam, and has accounted for all of these things.
     
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    They haven't accounted for 1337 h4x04z who can hack using the home row keys like in the movies, lol
     
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  12. Vihsadas

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    All the newer test centers are switching to LCDs, but the refresh rate of the monitor was a real issue last year. Some people had monitors with refreshes of 60Hz, which is way too low. People that have experience in graphics design or gaming can really tell the difference, and it tires your eyes more. They definitely need to account for this, but as of yet, I don't know if they have..
     
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    Hopefully what Vihsadas said is true and you won't run into what I did. Yes, I used a very old CRT monitor. It was the same kind my family had back in the early-mid 90s. Looking at the screen was like looking into a strobe light. Still, I adjusted and made my way through the test.
     
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    sorry to revive this old thread

    so the conclusion is that there's no way to adjust the font? i personally find smaller fonts easier to read, esp for VR.
     
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    what size font is it? so i can adjust my font size to match it
     

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