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I have AAMC 3-7 R. Should I take these longer versions, or take the CBT versions? I also plan on taking AAMC 8-11 CBT. I am taking the MCAT Sept. 1
 

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I recommend doing some of the R-tests to build up endurance and get extra practice. Definitely use the later AAMC CBTs (8-11) as simulations of the real MCAT.

I should just add that the R-tests and CBTs have overlapping contents, so if you do the R-test, the CBT version for that test is essentially useless.
 
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Apr 1, 2011
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Do the CBTs have any material that isn't in the R-tests?

I recommend doing some of the R-tests to build up endurance and get extra practice. Definitely use the later AAMC CBTs (8-11) as simulations of the real MCAT.

I should just add that the R-tests and CBTs have overlapping contents, so if you do the R-test, the CBT version for that test is essentially useless.
 
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Jul 27, 2011
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You know. I was thinking the same thing. I have 3-9R. I took 3,4,5 and scored 30ish on those. When I was reviewing my answers I realized that some passages I answer all the questions correctly and on other passages I had a less than stellar performance. I began thinking "What if the CBT versions had omitted ones that I scored wrong? My score would go up. Or what if the CBT version omitted questions I scored right? My score would go down." So I used it as a range score and studied my ass off. This happened for 3,4,5 and I began to think "I really need a more accurate prediction of my score."

Then earlier this week I took 9R and PWNED that ****. Now I could care less if its CBT or R. Ill kill it anyways.
 
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Do the CBTs have any material that isn't in the R-tests?
Nope from what I understand the CBT are just R version missing questions...
 
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