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Second time MCATers w/ 25-27 first time range...

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by FLY, Nov 8, 2002.

  1. FLY

    FLY Senior Member

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    Just wondering how 2nd time MCATers do,

    Was it easier to study and prepare? and how much did you improve if you don't mind sharing it?
     
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  3. aquaboy

    aquaboy Surfer, sailor, swimmer!

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    If you want info on the percentage of retesters who improved then check out the AAMC/MCAT website and go to examinee data. I retook the test and improved (I did get higher than a 25-27 the first time though). My friend got a 27 then a 26 then this Aug. he got a 30 and was stoked. You can improve and if you scored in the 25-27 range I would retake so you can improve your chances. Change your study habits up a bit and if you had a subset that was lower than the rest (for me it was the infamous verbal) then concentrate on that section. Hope this helps!;)
     
  4. am33877

    am33877 Junior Member

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    FLY -
    I was in that range the first time i took the MCAT and I improved by 7 points (2v 3p 2b) the second time i took the test (I was under a lot of stress the first time i took it). Dont loose hope because it is very possible to improve a score in the 25-27 range. I thought that it was much easier to study the second time mainly because I knew how study for the test (I didnt take any kaplan classes or anything). The main reason I did so much better the second time was because I spent the majority of my study time taking practice tests so I could "learn how to think" like the MCAT requires. Also taking practice tests help with time management and general test taking skills. The second time I took the test I skipped over the passages that didnt make sense right away and answered the easy passages first which i think greatly improved my score. Hope I didnt ramble on too much...good luck!
     

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