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Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by ponies2015, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. ponies2015

    ponies2015 2+ Year Member

    May 3, 2014
    So I took the diagnostic test and got a pretty low score
    I took Kaplan's diagnostic a week later with minimal studying and i scored 7 points higher
    I just took a FL free online test that came with my TPR book and scored 8 points lower than I did with Kaplan.
    I literally want to cry...TPR makes me feel so dumb.

    Should I be worried??
    How predictive are these scores?
    I'm planning on taking the AAMC 3 next since I heard that's more predictive of your actual mcat score.

    Anyone else having a similar experience?
    Last edited: Jun 14, 2014
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  3. yestomeds


    May 12, 2014
    Is the "FL free online" to which you're referring the AAMC #10?
  4. ponies2015

    ponies2015 2+ Year Member

    May 3, 2014
    The FL free online was the one that came with one of my princeton review books
  5. Uafl112

    Uafl112 2+ Year Member

    Jun 25, 2013
    no, those tests are much harder than any AAMC exam and most likely harder than what you'll face on the real exam. They are meant to prepare you for the worst so that the real test doesn't seem so difficult
  6. yestomeds


    May 12, 2014
    I know, I'm wondering if it was the 1st diagnostic test to which you're referring, or the practice test after week 1 (which has a name... for some reason I thought it was the AAMC #10 that was included?). Just trying to gauge which exact one you did that gave you a low score/lowered your confidence. :rolleyes:
    Good to know. :shy:
  7. MarsDominus

    MarsDominus 2+ Year Member

    May 6, 2014
    How does TPR practice test online 2015 compare to MCAT 2015? I just took TPR Complete Test 1 online and got a 503.
  8. Okazaki Frag Grenade

    Okazaki Frag Grenade Long Live SnugSeal 2+ Year Member

    May 1, 2015
    Generally they are definitely harder, but I thought they were good practice for reading through difficult passages and finding answers out of that, which is a lot like the real MCAT.

    Chem is not indicative of the real thing, as it's much too focused on gen chem and what I thought was tough physics, rather than biochem material.

    CARS is hard but great practice. Great for timing as well.

    Bio had too much physio IMO, but experimental passages are good to do.

    I thought psych was fairly predictive and about the same difficulty.

    I took about 8 of them and ranged around 502 - 509 from beginning to end of my studying. Ended up 90-100 overall on real thing. So they're helping somehow!

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