I took the MCAT last August and the Princeton Review Prep Course during ths summer. Personally, I thought that the real MCAT was much harder than Princeton Review practice tests (at least for verbal and physical). I was so discouraged during the test and scared to open the letter to find my score. But it seems to me that the real MCAT is scaled much differently than the Princeton Review practices. Don't be discouraged during the test. Remember that the curves are different. I aimed for a 30, then after the test didnt think I got a 30, and ultimately received a 37. It's so different.