@maisam567- Thanks for writing. I'll deal with your paragraphs in turn: P1) - Unfortunately, there are not quick fixes to the CARS section and there aren't tips I can give that will cause huge jumps in score (usually). My question would be, how many passages have you done while utilizing the strategies we've outlined in this guide? You'll need to take somewhere around 60 to really start seeing improvement and I think many people don't get to where they want to be before 120. As to the difficulty of our exams, they are very difficult. We designed them this way. While it can be discouraging, I'd encourage you to focus not on the score you're getting (because while we try very hard to mirror the scaled scoring of the AAMC materials) we aren't perfect and don't have the benefit of knowing behind the scenes. Use them for tough practice when you're ready, but use the AAMC materials to gauge your actual progress. P2) - Each person is different, but hundreds of MCATers have used our practice tests successfully to study for the CARS. With that said, if you find that they're "too difficult" maybe save them for a week or two and try some easier passages. With percentages in the 60%s on AAMC materials, one thing comes to mind is how well you're managing your timing. Do you feel rushed on the last few passages? At this point, I would spend less time reviewing and more time doing passages. I think deep review of passages starts to get you from 80% into the 90%s, but up until then, is of limited use. I'm not saying don't review, but just review the three or four hardest passages (the ones you say bombed). Then keep doing more passages. If I were you, I'd try to get another 60 passages in before your test date. Have you used EK 101 or TPR book? Both excellent resources. P3) Are you pre-scanning passages? I think trying to summarize what you're reading is great as the CARS section is as much a test of translating from complicated and dense ideas to simple and approachable ones. I'd just make sure that you're not spending too much time trying to arrive at a perfect summary at the detriment of answering questions. "Knowing where things are" is so important and is exactly what we mean when we say "read" for structure. P4) If you are getting every question wrong in passage 9 because you don't have time, you shouldn't be spending any time on reviewing. 6 questions is 11% of your exam score. This tells me that you're timing isn't correct. My recommendation would be not to get yourself in that situation in the first place. We talk about building up to the timing/ correct pacing required to get through a CARS test. This is something you will not start with and you will likely be discouraged if you try to. I'd recommend breaking up your 9 passage full-length into three passage blocks. Add the timing together for those three passages. Thus if: Passage 1 has 5 questions, you get 9 minutes Passage 2 has 6 questions, you get 10.5 minutes Passage 3 has 7 questions, you get 12 minutes So for this three question block, you'd give yourself (9m + 10.5m + 12m) = 31.5 minutes total. You pull out your timer, set it for 31.5 minutes and then do the three passages. This will allow you to practice keeping up your speed, but if you do get behind, when you do your next block, you'll have a clean slate to practice again. This is the best way for you to practice your timing. I cannot emphasize it enough, if you are missing an entire passage because you're taking too long on earlier passages, you should not be wasting your time reviewing. You should be taking more practice passages and practicing your timing like I've instructed above. You primary problem is timing. Reviewing practice tests will not help with your timing. Practicing your timing is the only way you'll get back with your timing. This is something you can easily fix in a month which will undoubtedly help your score a great deal. Best of luck and keep the questions coming!