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Should this be enough practice before the real deal?
 

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Should this be enough practice before the real deal?
I'd say so. Have you taken NS 3 yet? Did you find the cars section scaling a little off?

To be specific I went from a 127 on ns2 to a 123 on ns3
 
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I'd say so. Have you taken NS 3 yet? Did you find the cars section scaling a little off?

To be specific I went from a 127 on ns2 to a 123 on ns3
I'm not answering any CARS questions for any test company fls. I just read the passages and try to comprehend as much as possible
Only focusing on old exam verbal reasoning
and CARS question packs

basically only focusing on AAMC stuff for CARS

for reference I scored: 127/x/126/126 on ns3
 

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I'd say so. Have you taken NS 3 yet? Did you find the cars section scaling a little off?

To be specific I went from a 127 on ns2 to a 123 on ns3
NS2 CARS is suppose to be one of the easier CARS sections out of all the exams.

I'm not answering any CARS questions for any test company fls. I just read the passages and try to comprehend as much as possible
Only focusing on old exam verbal reasoning
and CARS question packs

basically only focusing on AAMC stuff for CARS

for reference I scored: 127/x/126/126 on ns3
I have almost the same schedule as you dude! I'm doing these in order

Q packs
Section Bank
NS 3
TPR 3
AAMC OG
AAMC FL
AAMC Scored FL
NS 4
NS 1
Re-do Section bank and review any weak areas leading up to the exam
and a nice 2 day break.

I'd recommend maybe taking the AAMC scored a little earlier. If you get a score lower than you predicted it might put you into a little panic mode.
 
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NS2 CARS is suppose to be one of the easier CARS sections out of all the exams.



I have almost the same schedule as you dude! I'm doing these in order

Q packs
Section Bank
NS 3
TPR 3
AAMC OG
AAMC FL
AAMC Scored FL
NS 4
NS 1
Re-do Section bank and review any weak areas leading up to the exam
and a nice 2 day break.

I'd recommend maybe taking the AAMC scored a little earlier. If you get a score lower than you predicted it might put you into a little panic mode.
Yeah I'm going to take the scored ~a week before my exam and review it thoroughly! :)

my actual schedule is like this (already done ns 1 and ns 3):
I'm also doing 3-4 AAMC CARS passages + 1 hour article reading daily

Aug 16: NS 2 + AAMC Verbal Exam + Review
17: chem + ochem review + chem qpack 1
18: physics review + physics qpack 1
19: biochem (~25 KA passages)
20: bio + bio qpack 1 + qpack 2
21: Psych (~ 25 KA passages)
22: NS 5 + AAMC Verbal exam + review
23: Chem/physics review (Chem qpack 2 + physics qpack 2)
24: EK #4 C/P + review section
25: Biochem review (~25 KA passages)
26: EK #4 Bis + review section + 10 KA passages
27: Psych (~25 KA passages)
28: AAMC official fl + review fl
29: Review AAMC fl
30: c/p sb + review
31: bis sb + review
1: psych sb + review
2: AAMC scored fl + review fl
3: Chem weaknesses
4: physics weaknesses
5: biochem weaknesses
6: biology weaknesses
7: psychology weaknesses
8: light 1 hour run through quicksheets
9: Exam Day! :)
 

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Yeah I'm going to take the scored ~a week before my exam and review it thoroughly! :)

my actual schedule is like this (already done ns 1 and ns 3):
I'm also doing 3-4 AAMC CARS passages daily

Aug 16: NS 3 + AAMC Verbal Exam + Review
17: chem + ochem review + chem qpack 1
18: physics review + physics qpack 1
19: biochem (~25 KA passages)
20: bio + bio qpack 1 + qpack 2
21: Psych (~ 25 KA passages)
22: NS 5 + AAMC Verbal exam + review
23: Chem/physics review (Chem qpack 2 + physics qpack 2)
24: EK #4 C/P + review section
25: Biochem review (~25 KA passages)
26: EK #4 Bis + review section + 10 KA passages
27: Psych (~25 KA passages)
28: AAMC official fl + review fl
29: Review AAMC fl
30: c/p sb + review
31: bis sb + review
1: psych sb + review
2: AAMC scored fl + review fl
3: Chem weaknesses
4: physics weaknesses
5: biochem weaknesses
6: biology weaknesses
7: psychology weaknesses
8: light 1 hour run through quicksheets
9: Exam Day! :)
Take plenty of breaks! I can see you're doing your FLs and reviewing them same day. Be careful of burnout. It takes me a whole day to review a FL. Doing a FL and reviewing it in the same day seems difficult.
 
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Take plenty of breaks! I can see you're doing your FLs and reviewing them same day. Be careful of burnout. It takes me a whole day to review a FL. Doing a FL and reviewing it in the same day seems difficult.
nah I don't. lol thats what I used to do before I took your advice!
what I do is a light review right after taking the fl

and then when I do individual section reviews/weaknesses.. I review that particular section of the fl I took that week as well and focus on those weaknesses!

so when I have chem/ochem review day, I am basically reviewing the c/p section and fixing my weaknesses for chem.
 

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nah I don't. lol thats what I used to do before I took your advice!
what I do is a light review right after taking the fl

and then when I do individual section reviews/weaknesses.. I review that particular section of the fl I took that week as well and focus on those weaknesses!

so when I have chem/ochem review day, I am basically reviewing the c/p section and fixing my weaknesses for chem.
Ahh okay. That should be plenty of practice, in my opinion, before the exam.

Don't underestimate how long it will take you to do a question pack and review it also. At 120 questions per pack they're basically half an exam.
 
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Ahh okay. That should be plenty of practice, in my opinion, before the exam.

Don't underestimate how long it will take you to do a question pack and review it also. At 120 questions per pack they're basically half an exam.
yeah true but I feel like the question packs are pretty easy. I did around 15 questions for chem qpack 1 already and I thought they were too easy
 

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yeah true but I feel like the question packs are pretty easy. I did around 15 questions for chem qpack 1 already and I thought they were too easy
Yeah that's what I heard too. I've heard that they're generally easy except for Cars pack 1. Maybe I can sneak in two a day and give myself a couple more days of rest.
 
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