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Please Help.. diagnostic disaster

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by PreMedAdAG, Jun 17, 2002.

  1. PreMedAdAG

    PreMedAdAG I am so smart. S-M-R-T :) 10+ Year Member

    May 16, 2002
    Hey all,
    Okay.. I know my first practice test is supposed to be bad and I'm supposed to improve a lot.. but I got a 17!!!! :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: Wow.. I am soo unimpressed! Do you think I even have a chance of getting a 27 on the real thing??? I can't believe this

    6B 5P 6V <img border="0" alt="[Wowie]" title="" src="graemlins/wowie.gif" />

    I need some sympathy or encouragement or something
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  3. missbonnie

    missbonnie floating 10+ Year Member

    Mar 21, 2002
    depends, what diag are u talking about? I would only take AAMC diags as a measure of what u might actually get. I got a 25 on my first diag on aamc3. (9v 7p 7b)
  4. PreMedAdAG

    PreMedAdAG I am so smart. S-M-R-T :) 10+ Year Member

    May 16, 2002
    It was a princeton review diag.
  5. missbonnie

    missbonnie floating 10+ Year Member

    Mar 21, 2002
    i believe tests written by tpr and kaplan are meant to be harder, but I'm no expert (never took their exams). Take an aamc one, that's my recommendation, they're old actual mcats (well i think it's more a of a "best of" from actual mcats). can't get any closer than that.

  6. Doctora Foxy

    Doctora Foxy Meow 7+ Year Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    I got a 15 on the kaplan diagnostic and on the princeton review free practice mcat, and a 27 on the real thing.
  7. jot


    my friend at school went from a 16-&gt;31. she worked hard. you can too - goodluck.
  8. mcwmark

    mcwmark Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 20, 2001
    Hey Aggie-

    If I remember correctly, the pre-health career center (or something in North Hall, or was it South Hall?) has a bunch of the MCAT materials available for loan--they've got multiple copies of everything, including TPR, Kaplan, Berkeley, all the AAMC stuff, yadda yadda yadda.

    I went in and borrowed them all, and did all the test questions in there...if I got it wrong, I studied it. If I got it right, then I kept going. That's all I did, basically--practice, practice, practice. Do that, and you'll do fine. I did :)
  9. relatively prime

    relatively prime post happy member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 28, 2002
    Don't worry about it... I got an 18 on my first Kaplan diagnostic and got a 34 in April... those things are purposely made to scare you. :)
  10. DW

    DW Fix me some sandwiches Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    ha ha, oh no, someone did crappy on their first princeton diag?!?! who would have thought!?!?!? (sarcasm, oh the sarcasm)

    my first princeton diag

    6V, 6P, 7B, O WS

    the real thing 3 months later

    10V, 12P, 13B, R WS

    Just to let you know, people rarely break 20 on the first of TPR diags. They're intended to be very hard so you'll know what are your weak points. Dont lose faith this early, put in the time to study, look at the question breakdown to see what you need to emphasize, and you'll be allright.
  11. CaNEM

    CaNEM Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 11, 2002
    In my Princeton Review class this past Spring, the average of 40 people on the first diag was in the low teens and the average on the April MCAT was just below 30. Study, do the Princeton Review material, but don't worry.
  12. PreMedAdAG

    PreMedAdAG I am so smart. S-M-R-T :) 10+ Year Member

    May 16, 2002
    thanks guys... i'll work on it for sure. I just wasn't exactly sure what to expect on the first one.
  13. Doctor Octopus

    Doctor Octopus Hospitalist 10+ Year Member

    May 23, 2002
    Kaplan diag 5v 7PS 8BS
    April 2002 13V 9PS 11BS

    Don't worry, just practice.

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