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what should I do?
what should I do?
I think you should retake. That 6 in VR will hurt you. You have enough time to take the january test if you can get your stuff together.
Good verbal resources are:
TPR verbal hyperlearning
EK 101 verbal
TBR verbal (eh)
If you finish the first two and do it well, i.e. pick one of the methods recommended for doing verbal and stick to it so you can learning (passage mapping, etc etc).
yeah I'm pretty comfortable with bio and Orgo passages. That 6 wasn't normal for me but I had received two 6s on AAMC practice tests towards the end. I think it was all of the detail questions that got me on this test. I don't know. I'll keep thinking about it.I agree that I think you are in good shape to apply to any Florida MD/DO school with an MCAT retake if you hit 10/8/12 and should likely get into MD if you prefer it.
Sidenote: I actually don't understand when people get 6VR and 12BS. I know it is common so don't be self conscious or anything but the BS passages to me seem like more complex reading and reasoning than the VR passages. Do you just have extensive experience with the biology that was in the passages or does something in particular make VR hard for you? I'm actually curious, I wasn't a bio major and was VR11/BS10. For me doing a passage or two of verbal everyday for 2 months or so helped (until I regularly saw patterns and could usually predict a few questions before finishing reading the passage)
yeah I'm pretty comfortable with bio and Orgo passages. That 6 wasn't normal for me but I had received two 6s on AAMC practice tests towards the end. I think it was all of the detail questions that got me on this test. I don't know. I'll keep thinking about it.
I don't think I want to take the mcat in January. I want to focus on research and my grades. Should I try the new mcat next summer? Maybe..