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Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by jamesq, May 16, 2008.

  1. jamesq

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    Hello,

    I just took Kaplan Full length 9 and got a 12 on both physical and biological. However, I missed many more questions, for example i only got a 38/52 on physical, which would be considered a 9 by princeton and i got only 35/52 on biological would would also be around a 9 for princeton. Which scores do I trust. I feel like I am getting the material, but that kaplan often asks tough questions that require ardous calculation.
     
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  3. LikeClockWork

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    I think the scaled score range differs for each question set you get, doesn't it? So is that 9 from Princeton based on some other, easier set of questions?
     
  4. J ROD

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    I think Kaplan curves are too generous, but I like their tests due to the fact they are harder.

    This is what some of us on here have done. Take a Kaplan test but use a AAMC conversion chart.

    I also think Kaplan verbal is crap so I subsitute a EK verbal for the verbal section.

    Break a 30 this way and you will be set!!

    I would also recommend getting the berk review exams because they are difficult and will prepare you better for the real one.

    Also, take at least several AAMCs. I think a good 8-12 practice tests are enough. I believe I did not practice nearly enough last time.
     
  5. Faze2

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    Where can you get the aamc conversion charts? I looked on the website and I couldn't find them.

    I have been taking the Kaplan practice tests and doing well, but then I took an aamc test and my score dropped 6 points!!! I am taking the test soon, and this completely ruined my confidence. What the f***?
     
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    Here's the one for AAMC CBT 10. This should serve as a good estimate. There is variance with every test, but they're all similar.

    PS VR BS
    15 52-52 40-40 51-52
    14 50-51 39-39 50-50
    13 49-49 38-38 47-49
    12 46-48 37-37 46-46
    11 44-45 34-36 43-45
    10 41-43 31-33 39-42
    9 38-40 29-30 35-38
    8 33-37 27-28 32-34
    7 28-32 24-26 29-31
    6 23-27 21-23 26-28
    5 19-22 19-20 23-25
    4 15-18 15-18 20-22
    3 11-14 12-14 16-19
    2 8-10 9-11 14-15
    1 0-7 0-8 0-13

    Edit: Tried to space everything out, but the forum wouldn't let me.
     
  7. Faze2

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    Awesome! Thanks.
     
  8. LikeClockWork

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    Yeah, much appreciated!
     

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