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right handed prep for mcat

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by mommy2three, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. mommy2three

    mommy2three PGY-1 10+ Year Member

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    just wondering how my fellow right handers are prepping for this computer version. are or haev to practiced using the mouse with your left hand to leave your right hand free for calculations etc when the time somes?
     
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  3. Captain Fantastic

    Captain Fantastic Physician 10+ Year Member

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    Nope. I used both hands when I did calculations: left hand to hold the scratch paper still, right hand for the pencil. Trying to mouse with my left hand would have been very distracting for me, I think, even with practice.
     
  4. chicksdigdocs

    chicksdigdocs 10+ Year Member

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    the place i'm taking the mcat in doesn't even allow paper/pencil
    they give you 2 laminated sheets of paper, 2 dry-erase markers, and a dry-erase eraser.
    So I will need 2 hands to uncap the marker and all that jazz anyway. its stupid.

    But if I did have a paper/pencil I would still use the mouse with my right just because if you really think about it, you probably won't be saving any time that way.
     
  5. DrBowtie

    DrBowtie Final Countdown Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    Leave the marker uncapped in your left hand. That way you can easily transfer it to the right.
     

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