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Is the AAMC-3R a decent diagnostic?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by cwtreloar, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. cwtreloar

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    I'm planning on taking the MCAT in April and just started studying the day after Christmas. I took the AAMC-3R as a diagnostic and scored a 24; PS-8, VR-7, BS-9. If this CBT is a decent diagnostic, how does my score look? I know that anything is possible, but reasonably, what can I expect my score to be on the real deal in April?

    I'm currently using the EK homestudy schedule with the EK books.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. akademix

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    diagnostics are worthless because if you havent started studyig they really dont gauge your potential performance at all...that being said, aamc 3r is like 20+ years old (so they say on the forums) and is not representative of the current mcat (i believe the thought is that it is easier). i wouldnt worry though, 24 is pretty good for taking it pretty much cold turkey. go search the forums to look for more opinions on 3r--but id suggest to save aamc exams for at least after 1 content review...treat em like a fresh pair of jordans because the more you waste them without having a solid foundation, the less of them you have--and keep in mind aamcs are heralded as the truest reflection of your test day score.

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  5. alibai3ah

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    AAMC 3 is really easy, and why r u wasting AAMC tests by taking them without any studying....use some other test as a diagnostic. You only have 8 AAMC's to practice from. But i remember 3 being really easy (especially the physical sciences)
     
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    Yeah it was the easiest one I've taken so far
     
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    I think the verbal was good.

    The sciences have changed since then especially the focus on ochem.

    I still did about the same on 3R as others.

    I think Kaplan sciences are closer in difficulty to the real MCAT but it's style is like AAMC.

    I think it is a decent starting place.

    It is more important where you end that start. I would save AAMC 7-10 after you have fully studied and start your final stages.
     

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