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Please Help...Getting bummed about verbal

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by DeeVeeZee, 05.14.14.

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  1. DeeVeeZee

    DeeVeeZee 2+ Year Member

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    Took MCAT on 04/05. Got a 26 (11 PS 10 Bio 05 VR). Cum gpa is 3.77 is that a 0% chance to get in? I know nobody accepts people under a 7 so I plan on retaking, but I dont know where else to turn for verbal. I dont have money for a prep course, but I still have passages in TPR hyperlearning and EK 101. Just keep doing practice problems? I am lost, but determined. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
     
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  3. Person0715

    Person0715 Socially awkward 2+ Year Member

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    It sounds like you need to work a bit more on your reading comprehension skills. What is your current VR strategy? How much time do you allot per passage? Do you skim passages or read word for word? How did you practice VR until now?

    However, good job on the science scores. If you manage to improve your VR scores, you'll likely see an increase in science scores as well since the style of passages is largely similar across the sections.
     
  4. Uafl112

    Uafl112 2+ Year Member

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    I am in the same boat as you except I havent taken the real MCAT yet. One piece of advice I wanna give that really helped me was finally understanding that their is no quick fix. You just have to find the strategy that works the best for you, STICK WITH IT, and then keep practicing it so you can improve.

    Also, I took the TPR prep course and they honestly taught me the exact same strategy that was written in their books. Therefore, the classes are a waste of money. If you have any friends who scored a 10+ on the section, I would suggest you ask them if they can sit down with you and help you out. Ask them to perform a few passages in front of you out loud. Try and determine what they are doing as opposed to yourself. Hopefully it helps
     
  5. Sammy1024

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    I had a friend who got 14s on his sciences but a 6 on the verbal and still got I to medical school. Tbh I think a lot of schools care more about the overall score than anything. Just my 2 cents
     

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