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Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by junkct, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. junkct

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    Hey, has anyone done the section tests that kaplan offers? I know there's no scaled score conversion, but I've also heard that these tests are a lot harder than normal kaplan tests and that using one of the FL conversion charts wouldn't be accurate... so my question is, what kind of percentage would be considered like a 13 or 14 on these tests (namely PS and BS)? If you were averaging like a 12-14 on the science portions of the kaplan/aamc tests, what percentages were you getting on these ones? thanks
     
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    I think 70% and above are good scores.

    It is hard to really say but that is the consensus on here during the summer.

    I thought they were good practice. Harder than most practice materials.
     
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    Are you talking about the TOPICAL tests? Yes, those are def. very difficult. I've heard overall that Kaplan PS is tougher than normal. I think the BS is a little more on the easy side. I wish I could say more, cause I've done a lot of the kaplan online material, but have yet to take an AAMC so I can't compare but from what other people have said!
     
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    Yes these section/topical tests are good practice, more difficult than other materials, and have very good passages.

    I agree that 70% and above are good scores, as JDUB mentioned that was the consensus from previous posts.
     
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    Hey guys,

    I've been following Vihsadas' study strategy for over the past month, and so far, have found it really helpful. I'm scheduled to take the MCAT Jan 31, and am feeling a little crunched, but I think I'm on track.

    I was wondering exactly in what manner you guys are incorporating passages/questions during your content prep phase. I'm using the PR/Kaplan combo like you suggested, and for now, I've primarily been doing the PR end of chapter passages. Did you supplement these with Kaplan topicals and section tests after reviewing a particular chapter in PR?

    It seems like reading through PR, taking notes, and doing its passages takes up a decent amount of time. I've been holding back on ramping up online Kaplan work until I've finished about 200 more pages in biology (almost done). Any advice on how I should allocate my time?

    Thanks!
     
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    As of lately I've been reviewing content and then taking sectional tests along w kaplan questions etc. I don't like the kaplan sectionals though so I've been going through AAMC old exams and taking only 1 section (these were exams i already took back in the summer when i was studying for the sept mcat). I still have like 3-4 AAMCs i havent taken and i plan to use those full lengths starting in maybe a week to get ready for the jan mcat. maybe a kaplan full length thrown in there as well idk
     

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