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The Official 01/27/2012 MCAT Club

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by Sutton, Oct 7, 2011.

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  1. Sutton

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    Deep Space
    .Test Date.: Friday, January 27, 2012
    .Exam Start Time.: 8 a.m.
    .Registration Opens.: October 12, 2011
    .Tentative.. Score Release Date.: February 28, 2012
    .After 5 p.m. ET.
     
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  3. Temperature101

    Temperature101 Banned Banned 2+ Year Member

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    January 27, 2012 is a Friday
     
  4. Sutton

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    Deep Space

    Thanks! Did a cut and paste and forgot to change the day. :)
     
  5. bb20

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    Registration just opened : )
     
  6. Pisiform

    Pisiform Oh Crap!!! 7+ Year Member

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    I am in !!! just registered ,,,
     
  7. Gordon Gekko

    Gordon Gekko What’s worth doing is worth doing for money. Lifetime Donor 7+ Year Member

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    In there, like swimwear.
     
  8. Pisiform

    Pisiform Oh Crap!!! 7+ Year Member

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    Just 5 kids ... That's depression lol looks like no one wants to wake up in the morning
     
  9. thais

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    I'm in! :)
     
  10. Samchik

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    :thumbup: I`m in too!!!
     
  11. brokeninnosense

    brokeninnosense 5+ Year Member

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    I'm in too!!

    Where are you guys taking it at?
     
  12. mprs

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    I'm in. Lets give em hell!
     
  13. bluecabinet

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    I'm in.....god damn Jan 28th was all taken near my area... I"M NOT A MORNING PERSON...:(
     
  14. BurghStudent

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    Same here, this is unnerving. I don't even have time in the mornings to do my CBTs.
     
  15. flyhi

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    I'm in! Registered the other day.
     
  16. confidence1985

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    what's up everyone. I am retaking I got a 32O on the sept 10th mcat. I studied for about a 5 weeks and took two practice tests. So I am hoping that I studied some more and took more practice tests I can improve my score to a 35 or above. I got 12 verbal, 10 bio, 10 physical science. I only spent a day on organic chem so I am hoping by focusing a significant amount of more time I can improve my bio a couple of points.
     
  17. confidence1985

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    good luck everyone!!!
     
  18. chi1216

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    I'm in. Good luck everyone!
     
  19. boson the clown

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    rock and roll.
     
  20. stolen_biscuit

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    Just signed up. Retake from Sept. I am a morning person but was hoping for a Saturday date. Oh well, beggars can't be choosers, right?!
     
  21. railgun

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    I signed up for the Jan 27 one too (@ chico) after reading a lot on here... the earlier the better (as long as i'm prepared :xf:)
     
  22. stolen_biscuit

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    Scratch me. I'm going to stick with my September score. Need to go cancel my registration....

    Good luck to you all!
     
  23. Neverstudies

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    lets go mayne
     
  24. itsasecret

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    i'm taking mine in January...eek! too soon!!
     
  25. railgun

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    I'm ready for it :) ... cue the rocky montage!
     
  26. bymotion

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    good luck guys! Let's do this thang
     
  27. CaribbeanBlue

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    Got two 6's on the verbal sections for AAMC 10 and 11. Never got that low on the other exams.

    I will be a rock tomorrow nonetheless. Let's do it.


    Otherwise, you will see me here again in a month hahahaha.
     
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    I really hope that VR is treating you well right now!!! Crossing my fingers for all of you!
     
  30. jetfan49

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    Probably the hardest test ever. Ready to cry!
     
  31. Dave12314

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    So anybody have any thoughts on how the difficulty of this MCAT was?
     
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  33. meepification12

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    ^^ pretty much same thoughts exactly.

    PS is generally my strongest section but it just felt weird and that threw me off....hoping i didnt mess it up too much..

    VR was not too bad...and BS was pretty much what I expected, couple tricky questions but nothing out of the ordinary.
     
  34. lfyj

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    Yup I felt that PS was most difficult section in the exam...I'm hoping for a generous curve!!!! :scared:
     
  35. TheWeeIceMan

    TheWeeIceMan And like that... *poof*... he's gone. 7+ Year Member

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    Wow, this thread never really got off the ground. Regarding the test, I thought the sciences were noticeably different than any of the AAMC tests, while the Verbal was pretty much par for the course. I'm not sure if I can wait 30 days to get my scores though, considering I can't keep from thinking about 1 or 2 questions on both the PS and BS that I made stupid mistakes on.:scared:
     
  36. fbradley99

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    Im really scared too. I just wonder why these two tests are complete opposite. The 27 and 28. The people who took the 28 th test are so confident and say how easy their test is. It makes me wish i had voided mine.
     
  37. Ssina

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    I took it on 28th, and now I'm getting less confident as we go forward!!! either way, don't get discouraged... We gotta wait for the scores to come out and for ppl to post it along with their AAMC averages... I personally doubt it'll be all that different (or hope in my own case!!)


    Sent from my SGH-T959 using Tapatalk
     
  38. iceman132

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    I'm about 90% sure that you guys had a harder test.

    You will most likely have a much more generous curve. I'm almost positive of it
     
  39. Amba

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    Definitely. I would much rather be in the position of the people on the 27th. Our curve is gonna blow but you guys' should be pretty generous.
     
  40. iceman132

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    Ehh, I don't know if I would rather be in their position ;) . I got a lot of confidence coming out of the Verbal section and think it helped me in bio.

    It's all mental but being bummed out on one of the sections can effect you on the other sections (Depending on the person)


    The people on our test who felt they didn't do as well tended to be the ones who had worse AAMC scores. So it seems like there is still a common trend with the Jan 28th score.
     
  41. GrabSlamBoot

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    Eh it's all a matter of opinion tbh. People say the 28th verbal was harder and BS easier and PS somewhere between. But I personally would have preferred a more conceptual PS than calculation heavy. Just depends what's your strength/ weakness. If someone never took micro or genetics then I'm betting they would have hated the 28th BS. Saying one test is easier and one harder is silly.
     
  42. iceman132

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    Well, I'm guessing from the responses that the 27th had more convoluted passages/questions and/or tested subjects which aren't as enforced in the MCat books. (i.e. making them "harder")

    Sure, it may have been "easier" for some people but for that seems to have been the minority. (Just like some people thought the 28th test was difficult)

    I didn't take both tests obviously but that seems to be the general consensus.
     
  43. TheWeeIceMan

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    For what it's worth, I think the Verbal on the 27th was probably easier than the verbal given to the 28th takers (based on comments from the 28th takers and my own experience on the 27th), so it's not like we got totally screwed.;)

    I've thought a bit about which test I would have rather taken, assuming the general consensus on SDN about both tests is true, and I honestly can't decide. My theory is that those who tested on the 28th will generally score closer to their AAMC average while those on the 27th will vary a bit more in either direction. Whatever the case, I just want to get my score and get rid of the plethora of MCAT books I've accumulated.
     
  44. iceman132

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    :laugh: I know how you feel. I have a stack in my basement. Not sure if I should sell them, burn them, or keep them in remembrance of the hard work. :D
     
  45. mcloaf

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    Bleh. Who cares. The curves will more or less even everything out anyway. I took the 27th and thought it was fine--it certainly wasn't as if it was covering material that people didn't know was fair game. Besides, there seems to be no shortage of people from both days who thought that their test was harder or unfair or whatever. No test is going to play to everybody's strengths, and unsurprisingly those people seem to become the vocal minority after the test gets administered.
     
  46. GrabSlamBoot

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    This. Well said!
     
  47. daisy1

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    I am glad to hear that I am not the only one that thought that the Friday test was a bit more challenging. I guess my freak outs were warranted. This waiting is killing me.:scared:
     
  48. jetfan49

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    Trying to keep this thread alive. Clearly we all thought our test was difficult.. I am literally scared to see my score. Few more weeks :scared:
     
  49. surfdr

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    I hear ya. I came out of the test feeling like I got obliterated. My only consolation at this point is reading other threads where people came out of past MCAT's feeling similar, but ended up doing OK. I am just hoping for a score 'good enough' to get into a US med school.
     
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  50. jetfan49

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    Yeah I am hoping for the same. I don't know if I could even go through it again. It was definitely the hardest thing I have ever done. My outlook now is just try to enjoy the next few weeks and once I get my score take it from there. Nothing we can do now. Keeping my fingers crossed for everyone!
     
  51. Drmilli

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    Same here...
     

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