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MCAT CRAMING in 2 weeks

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by auburndr, May 13, 2008.

  1. auburndr


    May 13, 2008
    i have my mcat on the 31st of may. and yet haven't start studying for it. what should i do, should i postpone my exam date to next month and if so would i have enough time to prepare for it. and this is if i do it full time. i also want to ask if princeton sample are a good start or not. i mean why are princeton exam so harder than the actual exam.
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  3. RoadRunner17

    RoadRunner17 Fleet of feet Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    May 12, 2007
    This thread has the potential for epic fail
  4. EpiPEN

    EpiPEN Aegis of Immortality 2+ Year Member

    Mar 13, 2008
    La Jolla
    sounds like time to put off the test and start studying.

    I always thought princeton review tests were easier than the actualy test... But that's becuase I scored higher on the actualy test then I ever did on my princeton review tests.
  5. phatmonky

    phatmonky www.helpjacqui.com 7+ Year Member

    Jan 13, 2004
    You've got plenty of time! Just hit the books hard!!!111
  6. 1956Goldtop


    Jan 11, 2008
    If you have anything else going on besides studying for the test you may want to postpone. I did the same exact thing as you are contemplating last year (2-3 weeks to study for May 31st administration) and was able to raise my score considerably. I did mostly content review with a full length every 2 or 3 days for a total of 5-6 full lengths. Its doable, but you will have to put in several hours every day.
  7. HumidBeing

    HumidBeing In Memory of Riley Jane Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 2+ Year Member

    Moving to your friendly MCAT forum, where the discussion is all MCAT, all the time. :D
  8. LikeClockWork

    LikeClockWork Guest

    Jul 23, 2007
    I tried to cram for the MCAT over 10 days and it did NOT go well. I pulled a 27-R which may have been good once upon a time, but it just doesn't cut it anymore.

    Postpone it.
  9. RySerr21

    RySerr21 i aint kinda hot Im sauna 7+ Year Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    you make it sound like a 27 is the kiss of death...when it isn't at all. its heavily dependent on the rest of your application.
  10. physics junkie

    physics junkie 5+ Year Member

    Nov 20, 2006
    Have you even taken a practice test?
  11. AKu2984

    AKu2984 MD to be... 5+ Year Member

    Aug 23, 2007
    You need to take a practice test to see where you stand score-wise. If you do decently (27+), take another one, and so on and so forth. If you are, at the end of the two week period, consistently scoring in the 30's...I say, go for it...take the test. If you are NOT scoring in the 30's...postpone it, seriously. You don't want to end up like me...a 3x MCATer. My parents thought I was going to make writing the MCAT a profession...:oops:
  12. Arjuna

    Arjuna Wielder of the Brahmastra 2+ Year Member

    Apr 25, 2008


  13. 0529710

    0529710 5+ Year Member

    Jan 26, 2008
    I ALSO got a 27R on my first try, and also because I studied stupidly! However, I improved my score for the second try (got a 30S) which still wasn't magnanimous but was better regardless. However however, I did not really study for that second time at all.

    The point is, the MCAT is bull**** and just deal with it, kids. Everyone who wants to become a doctor becomes one.
  14. RySerr21

    RySerr21 i aint kinda hot Im sauna 7+ Year Member

    Dec 22, 2007
    why do you think you improved? luck? being familiar with the test?
  15. mterp45

    mterp45 Banned Banned

    Jun 2, 2007
    Nooo don't postpone, I think you have more than enough time. In fact, two weeks is a little too much time, just wait until the 24th so you have about a week to study that's about all you need for this test. No worries. :thumbup:
  16. Doc Henry

    Doc Henry blowin' in the wind 10+ Year Member

    Feb 4, 2007
    lol, this is sound advice
  17. Nikki2002

    Nikki2002 Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Jun 16, 2005
    oh m g!!!
  18. bigman225

    bigman225 5+ Year Member

    Feb 28, 2007
    You aren't giving yourself enough time to succeed.
  19. SN2ed

    SN2ed Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Jun 27, 2007
    Let me put it this way, it's a bad sign when even the mods are having a laugh. Then again, I think most probably think this is a joke thread since they pop up from time to time. It also doesn't look good when you haven't posted any responses, it seems like a classic bait thread.
  20. Vihsadas

    Vihsadas No summer Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 5+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2007
    An Igloo
    You'll be hard pressed to find more than one or two people on these boards that only spent two weeks time studying for the MCAT. Of those one or two people you'll be hard pressed to find one that said that they didn't wish they studied for a longer period of time.
    I think that the MCAT needs at the very, very least one month preparation.
    That being said, 1 month will probably leave you feeling unsure come test time, but you might be able to hit 30.

    I recommend at least two months for everyone, regardless of the level of preparation. For instance, if I had to take the MCAT again, I'd still give myself 2 months to prepare.
  21. aliDO

    aliDO 5+ Year Member

    Dec 18, 2007
    War Eagle!
  22. LikeClockWork

    LikeClockWork Guest

    Jul 23, 2007
    Certainly. A 27 is not the end of your application, but it sure isn't going to help much. Yeah, the rest of an application can make up for it, but wouldn't the OP rather have a score that stands on it's own? The average matriculant MCAT is ~30 isn't it? So in my book I'd want to at least score that high.

    But of course, it does depend on the rest of the OP's app as to what would be acceptable.
  23. majik1213

    majik1213 7+ Year Member

    Jun 6, 2007
    you could start by spelling cramming correctly .. that aside .. just know that a 29 is no longer competitive .. a 27 is a kiss of death for allopathic schools, except for URMs. Good luck; study hard. I find that the MCAT is more like a marathon than a sprint, but if you're a good test taker, you're a good test taker

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