- Jul 12, 2020
Hey guys! This is going to seem like a weird post however I’m relatively “lost” and may just want to rant or be given some reassuring affirmations. I am taking the MCAT August 1st and have been studying since the first week of May. I am in an examkrackers prep course, however the pre course is kinda a waste of money since the lectures have poor audio quality and are typically a medical student reading off a PowerPoint. That being said the EK books are pretty good and help you understand the information. I just graduated from college this spring, so I have been relying LESS on spoon-feeding myself information and more on drilling questions into my brain. That being said, I feel like EK exams are really hard. Like TOO HARD, and it seems as if every question requires an extreme amount of analysis to come to a conclusion. Has anyone else had this experience? The EK exams are all I have taken thus far, and I have been more focusing on going back through them to understand the concepts and problems. I recently bought the AAMC question pack and have been going through those in addition to EK prep course materials. I do not know what score I am expected to be achieving on the real MCAT because EK only gives you the percentage of questions you got right, not a really MCAT scaled score (ie 510). When I take EK exams I get roughly 50-60% of the questions right. So my plan for the remainder of the three weeks I have left is to give myself an official AAMC practice test to gauge my score and to keep drilling the AAMC questions. Of course I wuld like to do really well on the MCAT (above a 515) but at the bare minimum I would like at least a 508. Please let me know if you have run into similar thought processes while studying, or if you think I am (have) been doing enough to study for this exam.