Quantcast

MCAT 3R....worth doing?

This forum made possible through the generous support of SDN members, donors, and sponsors. Thank you.

ASDIC

The 9th Flotilla
15+ Year Member
Joined
Apr 7, 2003
Messages
961
Reaction score
9
Hi everyone,

I printed out like 75 pages of MCAT 3 R from the MCAT website...but is it worth doing?

I heard many people say its too easy and is not like the real thing.

how did u feel about it?
 

gschl1234

Senior Member
15+ Year Member
Joined
Aug 8, 2003
Messages
1,016
Reaction score
14
Originally posted by thekegalman
Hi everyone,

I printed out like 75 pages of MCAT 3 R from the MCAT website...but is it worth doing?

I heard many people say its too easy and is not like the real thing.

how did u feel about it?

It depends. With easier tests the scaled score table is usually a lot tougher so it would be worth it to determine whether you're someone who gives away easy points. If you end up missing a bunch that you knew but mis-read or mis-calculated, you'll know to work more on basic test taking skills rather than mastering the various subjects.
 

UCIgrad2002

Senior Member
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Joined
Sep 4, 2003
Messages
188
Reaction score
1
i believe it's worth doing for the practice, but it most likely will not represent what the actual mcat will be like, sine 3R is available to everyone on AAMC's website. I would highly recommend getting a hold of tests 4R - 6R, those are indicative of what the mcat may be like.
 

InfiniumEtAl

Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Joined
Dec 12, 2003
Messages
44
Reaction score
0
Originally posted by UCIgrad2002
i believe it's worth doing for the practice, but it most likely will not represent what the actual mcat will be like, sine 3R is available to everyone on AAMC's website. I would highly recommend getting a hold of tests 4R - 6R, those are indicative of what the mcat may be like.

I have just taken my midterm for Bio I. I just went and tested myself on the Bio 3R here (http://www.aamc.org/students/mcat/bssampleitems.pdf)
I highly doubt that the questions would be as easy as this was on the Real MCAT. nevertheless, I agree it could never hurt to simply grab as many questions for practice as you can in the MCAT format. just make sure that you are not wasting time based on when you are taking the MACT's for real. Good Luck
 

JohnHolmes

Large Member
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Joined
Dec 30, 2003
Messages
3,207
Reaction score
3
I think so.

I did it the day before the test and there were some questions on the real one that looked like 3R's questions in form and content that hadn't been covered by Kaplan.

CCW
 

skypilot

2K Member
15+ Year Member
Joined
Dec 15, 2002
Messages
2,377
Reaction score
136
With the automatic grading feature instead of printing it out?
 

Gleevec

Peter, those are Cheerios
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Joined
Nov 24, 2002
Messages
4,129
Reaction score
9
aamc 3 is really easy and not worth it

aamc 4,5,6 are where its at
 

dupp

sleeping in class...
15+ Year Member
Joined
Dec 9, 2003
Messages
23
Reaction score
0
The thing to do is go to www.e-mcat.com and download their free online practice test. I purchased their test package (3r, 4r, 5r, 6r, I believe), it was totally worth it. The tests are really easy to use, and not only do you get the tests, you get full analysis of the tests you take, like how many wrong from each subject, whether you guessed or not, and percentage of easy, medium, and hard questions were answered correctly. It was really helpful for me preparing. My scores on those tests were a good approximation of my actual score.
 
This thread is more than 17 years old.

Your message may be considered spam for the following reasons:

  1. Your new thread title is very short, and likely is unhelpful.
  2. Your reply is very short and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  3. Your reply is very long and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  4. It is very likely that it does not need any further discussion and thus bumping it serves no purpose.
  5. Your message is mostly quotes or spoilers.
  6. Your reply has occurred very quickly after a previous reply and likely does not add anything to the thread.
  7. This thread is locked.
Top