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Is the writing sample an even remotely accurate assessment?

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

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

  1. Yes, it is fine. Keep it

    6 vote(s)
    26.1%
  2. No it is woefully inaccurate. Toss it.

    9 vote(s)
    39.1%
  3. It is inaccurate at all but the extremes (J, K, S, T). Keep it

    8 vote(s)
    34.8%
  1. qweewq11

    qweewq11 Smiley orgy organizer
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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
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    You should add Choice D:
    "Who cares how accurate it is? It takes 2 months to grade!! Toss it!!!"

    :p
     
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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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