Guys/gals, I took the MCAT twice. This was when it was a written test, not by computer. However, I had to retake because I got a 7 in verbal the first time around. Here's my strategy for raising my verbal to a 10 (which I thought was impossible). Here is what I did, and what I recommend to all you out there feeling that verbal is going to keep you from medical school. Step 1). Go buy ExamKrackers VERBAL 101 passages in verbal reasoning (it's the closest to the real thing IMO) Step 2). Drink coffee (preferrably espresso) immediately before taking the passage test. Step 3). Listen to yo yo ma while you sip your coffee. Step 4). Begin reading the passage, telling yourself that you are an astute professor from Oxford or Harvard and you are going to grade this person. Step 5). Time yourself so that at the halfway point, you are about halfway through the test (you should do ALL passages, forget princeton review's strategy of picking the easiest ones). Step 6). If you're getting 9s and 10s consistently, you're doing fine. This means you will probably get a 10 or maybe even 11 on the real thing. If you're way off, still getting 6s and 7s, you need to re-evaluate your selection and comprehension strategies.. Anyways this is my 2 cents.. i hope it helps. Try it out, see if it works. Good luck!