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Is the writing sample an even remotely accurate assessment?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by qweewq11, Oct 17, 2002.


Is the writing sample useful, and should it be kept?

  1. Yes, it is fine. Keep it

    6 vote(s)
  2. No it is woefully inaccurate. Toss it.

    9 vote(s)
  3. It is inaccurate at all but the extremes (J, K, S, T). Keep it

    8 vote(s)
  1. qweewq11

    qweewq11 Smiley orgy organizer
    7+ Year Member

    Jun 22, 2002
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    I know lots of people who got poor scores on the MCAT writing sample that didn't deserve them, including an English major who have won national writing contest. So I ask: is the MCAT writing sample an accurate assessment of one's writing prowess?
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  3. SouthernGirl

    SouthernGirl Senior Member
    7+ Year Member

    Aug 17, 2002
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    You should add Choice D:
    "Who cares how accurate it is? It takes 2 months to grade!! Toss it!!!"

  4. Dr. Wall$treet

    Dr. Wall$treet Membership Revoked

    Sep 21, 2002
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    its more a test of following directions, or that is what i was told how htey grade it. If u do exactly what hte directions in hte prompt say, and use proper transitions and just aduate techinica writing skills, you score high. Like me, im a crumby writer as far as english goes however i am good technically putting together a formal business paper or research paper etc. i think there is a diff.. and they hvae specific criteria they use.. ya not sure, nobody looks at it so who craes

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