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Kaplan >> MCAT > AAMC

Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by Turtlez, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. Turtlez

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    Is this true: Kaplan >> MCAT > AAMC ?
     
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    Uh...maybe if you give some criteria on how you're basing that we could help.

    I'm expecting you mean based on difficulty. In which case generally yes, although Kaplan's curve is quite generous.
     
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    I don't think it's necessarily true that the real MCAT is harder than the AAMC practice tests (especially AAMC 10 and 11). It may seem harder because of test day nerves.
     
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    From my experience yesterday, the MCAT is definitely harder than practice tests. I had to void my exam.
     
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    I Disagree. I don't get nervous for tests and usually perform as well if not better. The real MCAT I took was without a doubt harder. Maybe some of the MCATs aren't, but I think those would be a small minority.
     
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    I agree, I thought my MCAT was about equal difficulty to the AAMCs. Also, people who practiced under strict, timed conditions often seem to match they practice averages on the real MCAT. Certainly some people do notably worse, but I would say it can be attributed to nerves/new test environment.
     

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