Oct 12, 2015
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Just finished another FL and my score keeps dropping. Here are the order for the exams I have taken over the last two months:

Test C/P CARS B/B P/S Total
Offical Guide 73.3% 83.3% 63.3% 66.7% 71.67%
TPR FL 1 126 126 124 125 501
Kaplan Diag 124 126 127 124 501
NS Diag 125 130 126 127 508
Kaplan FL1 125 126 127 125 503
NS FL 1 129 127 129 128 513
TPR FL 2 125 127 124 126 502
Kaplan FL2 125 126 127 126 504
AAMC Sample 84.7% 88.7% 81.4% 86.4% 85.31%

The last 2 weeks:
NS FL 2 128 128 127 127 510
NS FL 3 127 125 127 128 507

I have no idea what I am doing wrong for that to happen. I have 10 days until my exam. Any advice?
 

artist27

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A 3 point drop in a non-AAMC exam isn't that big of a deal, in my opinion. These tests aren't 100% representative and a 3 point drop can be merely due to luck of the exam and if it happens to focus on your weaknesses. Take the scored AAMC in the next few days and that should be pretty representative of your score, from what I have seen. Also, it looks like your biggest drop was in cars, which is pretty much based on how well you can reason through a passage, and not on content. So you should be fine.
 
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Oct 12, 2015
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Thanks for the reply!

I've been concerned mainly because I scored a 513 about a month ago. I thought that the 510 was a small drop, but I wasn't expecting another drop again.

Is 10 days enough to increase my score in each section by 2 points?
 

artist27

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Thanks for the reply!

I've been concerned mainly because I scored a 513 about a month ago. I thought that the 510 was a small drop, but I wasn't expecting another drop again.

Is 10 days enough to increase my score in each section by 2 points?
I honestly can't say for sure as I just took the mcat on Friday and don't have my scores back. The NS fls really shouldn't be used to gauge your score. My scores fluctuated a lot depending on the test prep company and even within the same company from test to test. Try not to focus on your scores for these exams, only use the official AAMC stuff to measure yourself. You can look at that spreadsheet that's floating around that compares people's practice tests to their actual score.
What I can say is that my NS1 fl score was exactly the same as my AAMC scored fl. I didn't take any other NS exams. If the 513 was ns1, my guess would be that your scored would be around the same. Interpret this as you wish.
 
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Eh don't trust any prep company scores they are meaningless. Just keep getting around a 510 on NS and shoot for over 500+ on TPR/Kap and 70% on EK and your doing great. Take the AAMC scored if you really want to see where you are but I'd wait and just keep plugging.
 

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I just want to throw in that Ive noticed each prep has their own style of questions, so since you mixed them all up there should be more variation anyways. I wouldnt worry about it. Since you have 10 days, stick to AAMC material so youre used to that style and dont look back.

For reference, I did Kaplan 1 and 2 FL (Average 498), NS FL 1-4 (Average 505), and AAMC (Average 509). My actual was 514, so dont worry.