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MCAT Scores thread, with prep method and time studying

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by sng33, Jun 7, 2002.

  1. sng33

    sng33 Senior Member

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    Lets start it up with scores/ prep method (materials)/ amount of time studying.
     
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  3. justin342

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    10V 9BS 7PS

    For prep all I did was read through a Kaplan MCAT review book and did a few practice tests.

    Obviously, for anyone reading this that hasn't taken the MCAT yet, just do the exact opposite of what I did and you should get a great score.
     
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    We should also add Last AAMC practice test score.
     
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    12V 12P 10B Q

    I'm so happy I could cry!!

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    Does anyone know what our password to get our scores back online is?
     
  7. sng33

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    Relativly Prime what materials did you use, and how long did you prepare for, also last AAMC practice score?
     
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    6-V 6-P 8-B M-Writing

    All I did was study for almost 3 friggin months with that damn kaplan review books and classes. I was getting friggin 22 and 23 on my diagnostics, and on my practice AAMAC I got a 19.

    You can see me in August.
     
  9. relatively prime

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    Oh sorry... I forgot that part.

    I took the Kaplan course... but I also bought he PR and AAMC tests... PM me fore details.

    My last AAMC score was a 30.

    I gotta go for now. Don't loose hope you guys... you CAN improve. :)
     
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    11V 10P 11B Thank god I don't have to take it over!!!! All I did was use the Kaplan Book, the REA book and some AAMC tests. It probably helped that I was taking Biolo 2, Organic 2, and Physics 2 this semester as well. I hope everyone did as well as they expected to!
     
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    10v 12p 12b

    :)

    I took the examkrackers course. Took only the aamc full lengths, got the same score on aamc 6.

    -bonnie
     
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    I DID AWESOME!
     
  13. chak_de_phatee

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    Yeahh finally got it I am so happy.
    10-V 12-P 14-B P-W/Kaplan(Took Course)/4hrs a day since the start of the course and finished all kaplan materials offered.
     
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    I DID AWESOME!
     
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    I'm a first time poster but shared in everyone's awful anxiety. Thank god its over

    V-11, PS-12, BS-15 and an R
     
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    VR:6, PS:8, BS: 8
    studied ~3 month, took Kaplan course. I did better on Kaplan's tests and AAMC practice items than on the real thing. I am suck...
     
  18. la9s

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    ****...I took a Kaplan course but rarely went to class. I did most of the topicals and took all their recommended practice plus AAMC #5 and #6. The top score I ever got on practice was a 35. My scores basically reversed themselves from the diagnostic (V-13, PS-11, BS-10)
     
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    v:12 p:13 b:13 w:R

    I quit my full time job to study for this- and worked part time. Studied beginning in february. Used all the kaplan review books, also I highly recommend NOVA's MCAT Physics book. Also got Audio Osmosis from Examkrackers, signed up on <a href="http://www.e-mcat.com," target="_blank">www.e-mcat.com,</a> and checked out a ton of books from the library and xerox copied all the exams. Basically studied my butt off on the days i didn't work... also took fish oil supplements-- apparently those help out according to studies.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003]:
    <strong>VR:6, PS:8, BS: 8
    studied ~3 month, took Kaplan course. I did better on Kaplan's tests and AAMC practice items than on the real thing. I am suck...</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Dude you don't suck I got a 25 the first time. You just need to refine your study skills.
     
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    10-12-Q-11
    Studied with EK 1001 series, EK Verbal, PR science materials, AAMC practice tests, and BR practice tests.
    AAMC4 = 35
    AAMC5 = 34

    Overall satisfied. :)
     
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    hey everyone. first, i wanna say that this site is great. i've been following along for a while, and the advice posted here has been really helpful. as for the april mcat, i got 11V 14P 14B S. i used columbia review home study cuz i wasn't about to pay some 1000$ for kaplan. great job everyone--this test sucks hard but we're done!
     
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    V-9, PS-8, WS-"P", BS-9. Full time job,orgo,sometimes showed up to Kaplan class...yikes. Took physics & chem 10 yrs ago. Bio & orgo recently.

    Geez....26P. WHAT NOW!!! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
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    9V 6P M 7B - see some of you in August...took three months of Kaplan for this. (sigh)
     
  25. Toejam

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    9 BS ,8 P, 6 V, S

    I had to work full-time and started studying in January, 2002. Haven't had the classes for 10 years so they weren't terribly fresh in my mind.

    I bought several books at the bookstore, signed up for the AAMC tests on line. Took sample tests a section at a time (never did a full length test). Didn't study for the verbal because I (wrongly) thought it unecessary.
     
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    *totally ecstatic!!!!!*
    I can't believe this!!! I was praying I would break a 30! I got a 10,10,P,11. I took the princeton review, and the highest I had got on a diag was a 29. I told myself I would retake it if I made lower than a 30, so right now I am sooooooo happy! :D As for studying, didnt do to much outside of the princeton classes. I did try to do most of the homework, but I did not read all of the books.
    mmm...a weird connection. My biochem professor asked me once what I made on the ACT, and she told me I was going to make the same thing on the MCAT. You guessed it....I had made a 31 on the ACT as well. Freaky how she predicted it like that....
     
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    11 VR, 13 PS, 13 BS, P on writing.

    I took the TPR course, and started studying on my own about 2 months before the test. My advice: the course you take does not matter, just take a diagnostic to find out what you are weak in, and always work first and hardest on that stuff. Start off by studying the actual science (ie going thru the review books or old texts), and developing a plan/technique that works for you on the verbal and writing. Then do as many practice passages (timed) and at least 4-5 practice tests before the real thing. Any score is possible on the MCAT if you work at it the right (efficiently, not exhaustively) way, good luck! :D
     
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    I got 13V 14P 13B P = 40P :D

    I read over the organic section in the kaplan MCAT review book and took a couple of practice tests.
     
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    I got V6 PS11 BS10.

    f&*CK....

    I studied ZERO.
     
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    11V,10P,11B R I know they're not samazingly high scores, but I'm very happy <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />

    I used Kaplan and spplemented the PS stuff with Examkrackers. I don't remember my last AAMC practice test scores... but I did okay on them. I started studying in December...

    My scores weren't up when I left work, and then I found out when I got home that my computer has a virus and I couldn't get online!!! AHHHHH!!! I had to check when I got into the EMS station (i'm a volunteer) this am...
     
  31. Doctor Octopus

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    13V 9PS Q-WS 11BS

    I took the Kaplan course and got a 20 on the diagnostic. AAMC #4=33, #5=34, #6=34.
    Best I ever did was a 35 on Kaplan #3.
    I was usually getting 11-12 on verbal 9-11 on PS and 11-12 on Bio. I'm very happy about the Verbal, but could have done a little better on the Physical. But on the other hand, I got a competitive score, so who gives a spit?!!!!

    Cleveland State University
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  32. Caffeinated

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    Here's my stats:

    V=9, PS=14, BS=12, Writing=R

    I am very happy with my scores, except that verbal score. I bought the Kaplan books (year 2000 version) from Ebay, and I bought a Kaplan verbal study guide from a bookstore, which I didn't really use and ended up returning after the test. Maybe I should have used it more.

    Here is where I need the help of the forum. How bad is the verbal score? I am 29 years old, and I graduated from undergrad 7 years ago. I don't have the benefit of an academic counselor to tell me how good or bad this is. Is there any magic number I should crack on verbal? I was really hoping to at least be in double digits on all sections. I know that 35 overall should make me feel pretty good, but the scores are not balanced. Does my R on writing add some weight here? Thanks in advance for your help.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Caffeinated:
    <strong>Here's my stats:

    V=9, PS=14, BS=12, Writing=R

    I am very happy with my scores, except that verbal score. I bought the Kaplan books (year 2000 version) from Ebay, and I bought a Kaplan verbal study guide from a bookstore, which I didn't really use and ended up returning after the test. Maybe I should have used it more.

    Here is where I need the help of the forum. How bad is the verbal score? I am 29 years old, and I graduated from undergrad 7 years ago. I don't have the benefit of an academic counselor to tell me how good or bad this is. Is there any magic number I should crack on verbal? I was really hoping to at least be in double digits on all sections. I know that 35 overall should make me feel pretty good, but the scores are not balanced. Does my R on writing add some weight here? Thanks in advance for your help.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">My friend had similar scores. 8V 14PS 11B and a lower writing score than you, and got 5 acceptances, including Ohio State and Case Western. I'm sure you're in pretty good shape.
     
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    Doc Octopus,

    Thanks for the input! OSU is actually is my top choice (if I decide to get out of the military, USUHS is my choice if I decide to stay in). I appreciate the help from a fellow Ohioan (I grew up in Brunswick, OH, just down I-71 from you).
    <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
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    Go BUCKS! OSU's awesome, and CWRU is too :) . I got a 27 S, all 9's. Started studying in February but not very committedly. Studied from old textbooks on material outlined in the AAMC Manual. Really started getting in gear about 3 weeks before the MCAT, taking AAMC Practice tests. Should have been a bit more focused in studying, although at the time it seemed like I was trying my best. Trying to handle school schedule + job + plus sports committments + MCAT gets really difficult, I took time off work during April. Although rather ambivalent towards those scores, think they're decent for 1st time and having not done a course. Am not retaking as am not following the traditional route to med school.

    In retrospect, maybe I should have gotten more mcat prep materials (like examkrackers or audio), but thought I could skimp on spending the money and do it myself. Ah well!
     
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    First off, your scores are excellent. Put it into perspective that the average person scores 24.2 and the average applicant is about 26.5 each year. The average acceptance/matriculant is roughly 28.5 each year, so you are well above the average. You might want to check out aamc.org for the statistics and see you are doing just fine. The aamc.org site is as good a source of information as 75% of the counseling offices I have dealt with over the years. A live counselor often offers good human interaction and moral support, but their information base can be off. Use AAMC and you'll be better off.

    As far your age goes, there are schools that will like that and others that will not. It is random, so don't worry about it. All you can do is try to present your maturity and experience as a strength in your application.

    As for your MCAT scores, a 9 in verbal is above average and when coupled with a 14 and 12, you have scores most people would kill for. Put them in your pocket, smile, and move on with the application. There is no school that will not consider you because of MCAT scores.
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by leorl:
    <strong>Go BUCKS! OSU's awesome!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I just have to respond...
    Hail to the victors valiant.
    Hail to the conquering heroes,
    HAIL HAIL TO MICHIGAN the champions of the West.

    Go Blue!

    sorry I just cringe when someone roots for osu. nothing against you personally of course!
     
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    That's ok. Cheer all you want for Blue. As for me, I've got Scarlet and Gray flowing in my veins.

    Back in Ohio we used to have a saying:

    "Keep Ohio clean; dump your trash in Michigan."
     
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    VR 10, PS 10, BS 12, WS P

    I'm ecstatic about my verbal score, a tad bit disappointed with my PS score because I've been consistently getting 12's on diagnostics, and very happy with my BS score.

    The writing sample? i still don't know what the letters mean and what's bad/good,... i'm just happy they think i can write, cuz all i remember is putting down a bunch of jibberish.

    So are people applying this summer, now that you know your scores? or are you applying a year or two later?

    I'd also like to add,.... Hail hail to MICHIGAN,..... GO BLUE!!!!!!!
     
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    I'm gonna be a senior and am currently about to start my application process.

    i took the exam twice, first time, was last august and got V 9, P 11, W R, B 13

    this time i got V 12, P 15, W P, B 15

    I was very disappointed w/ my score the first time as i had been scoring much higher when i was taking practice tests during the summer. Its strange that my score improved by 9 pts cuz i spent the entire summer studying for the august exam, but wasn't able to devote that much time for the april admn cuz i had a full schedule, research and a strenuous part-time job.

    the main reason was probably i wasn't nervous for 2nd time and got a full nights sleep. the first time i was so nerved out that i only got maybe 4 hrs.

    I studied for august using all the berkeley review books that my friends gave me. I highly recommend their science review, not so much thier practcie problmes as they way too hard. also used PR workbooks for v, b, p, and got PR/AAMC tests from my friends who were oh so nice to share. I also constantly referred back to my textbooks for concepts that i wasn't so good on.

    also had betz guide and barrons, but they weren't really useful so i didn't look thru them at all

    for this april, i got a few more things most notably the kaplan ****. I didn't really feel their flashcards were all that useful nor were the review books. the thing that was incredibly good was the materials they stashed away in their libraries. About 2 weeks before the test, i went with this friend to the nearest test center and he checked out the practice and topical tests.

    even w/ all that, i didn't feel going into the test that i would do that well. I felt i would improve on my last score, but had no clue i'd get a 42.

    good luck to everyone else studying for the august one.
     
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    Tennis player,
    Did you also re-use the Berkley Review materials? Do you reccomend all thier science sections (Physics, Bio, O-chem, Gen. Chem)
     
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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by randomlogik:
    <strong>*totally ecstatic!!!!!*
    I can't believe this!!! I was praying I would break a 30! I got a 10,10,P,11. I took the princeton review, and the highest I had got on a diag was a 29. I told myself I would retake it if I made lower than a 30, so right now I am sooooooo happy! :D As for studying, didnt do to much outside of the princeton classes. I did try to do most of the homework, but I did not read all of the books.
    mmm...a weird connection. My biochem professor asked me once what I made on the ACT, and she told me I was going to make the same thing on the MCAT. You guessed it....I had made a 31 on the ACT as well. Freaky how she predicted it like that....</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">yayayaya! awesome!!!!!!!!!! :)
     
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    Ohio. nice. yes. very much so. GO OHIO!!!! woohoo!! we're not here to take this *&#!&@ from darn michigan! :)
     
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    V-10, P-12, B-10, W-S. ..studied the Kaplan book since February. I'm very proud of my "S", but wish I had spent more time on organic chemistry.

    I took all the practice test on e-mcat but recommend buying paper tests because print-outs of the web tests are in a different format. My average aamcas score was about V-9,P-10, B-"12 & above." I had completed only the required science classes but am just beginning a masters in molecular cell biology. I think some advanced bio & a little biochem would have helped with my MCAT.
     

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