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Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by PreMeddieRick, Apr 10, 2004.

  1. Overall how much time would you say you have REALLY spent studying for the MCAT? I heard that the 36-40s spend like upwards to 300 hours studying for the exam. What do you think? :idea:
     
  2. Nuel

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    I would say 90+ hours. I can't study 200 hours because I am taking 19 credits of science and math classes.
     
  3. jhk43

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    2 hours a day for...2.5 months?? plenty of days slacking. 2*100 = 200 max.

    i think more important things are to sit down and understand the meaning of the stuffs. i.e., what is force, how can you manipulate it, etc? i think the MCAT is a test of science philosophy and becoming a lot more experiment oriented. :idea: :idea: :idea:
     
  4. TheFlash

    TheFlash Playtime Is Over
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    In the last month, I was putting in ~30 hours a week. Before that I was only doing 10-15 or so. It depends on your learning style really. There's no set number of hours that you can study and magically end up at a higher score. I know people that put in more than 300 hours and still didn't break thirty. Quality over quantity.
     
  5. LUBDUBB

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    dude everyone has a peak range; once you hit it, I really don't think any amount of studying will help. 38-40 range is within a few questions, so luck will probably come into play.
     
  6. getcloned

    getcloned Hilton Magician
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    I really only studied during my test prep course meeting times. This time increased the few weeks before the test began, but in retrospect, I probably could have studied more.

    My main prep was the 6 full length MCATs 6 weeks before the big daddy.
     
  7. dantheman

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    I spent pretty much the whole summer studying. Avg about 20 hrs a week for 12 -14 weeks gives a grand total of more than 250 hours of my life given over as payment to the evil trolls at AAMC those @#$Q F^#%@^ Whew! Sorry I am still a little emotional about the whole thing (sniff sniff).

    All the studying seriously paid off though: I went from a 22 on my 1st practice test to a 36 on the real deal.
     
  8. Pinkertinkle

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    I know someone who broke 38 doing two hours a day for a month during full time work. Depends a lot on studying and test taking skills.
     
  9. bgreet

    bgreet Dopefish Lives!
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    JHK43 has got the secret down. Use the force PreMeddieRick, use the force!
     
  10. nina512

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    Used a similar approach as jhk43...

    Had been out of school for 2 years and didn't have the green for a Kaplan course...so while working full time, I did about 3hrs x4days/week and one weekly marathon session of 8hrs (usually on the weekend) starting in the middle of Jan. till the April MCAT, which equals about 12weeks x 20hrs = 240
     

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