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The Official 04/13/2012 MCAT Thread

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by jevo, Mar 15, 2012.

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  1. bajastapler

    bajastapler 5+ Year Member

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    taking my final practice test in 10 mins 0.o
    gl hf gg.
     
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  3. hkm

    hkm 2+ Year Member

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  4. psychkub

    psychkub 7+ Year Member

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    I know, right?! I would have thought more people to find that humorous!

    Good luck bajastapler!

    Mainly doing content review all day - might bleed in to tomorrow, depending on whether I get through everything or not.

    Trying to fight off the pre-test anxiety. So far, I've only had one minor attack. What is everyone else doing tomorrow? Practice? Content Review? Nothing?
     
  5. whoami90

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    today i'm doing content review/practice passages from most of the BR chapters

    tomorrow i'm gonna go over aamc 11, and outline ~10 approaches to sample essay topics (this is the only prep i'm going for that section...) and focus on catching up on the school work i've been putting off for the last 3 weeks
     
  6. MDdreaming

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    Ok, so what is the best way to study for PS and Ochem? I have all the EK books and Kaplan. I've been through EK's and Kaplan maybe once. I like EK's because of the colors and pictures...hehe, they keep me awake. But seriously I feel like I can't get any higher than 8's or 9's on PS using EK is TBR really that much better than EK? I'm planning on taking the MCAT in June and need to focus on PS and Ochem hard. What are the best books/materials (online or offline) that will help?
     
  7. dmf2682

    dmf2682 Banned 2+ Year Member

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    Most people are too smart or superstitious to take the mcat on Friday the 13th
     
  8. Class1P

    Class1P 5+ Year Member

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    yeah but Friday is opposite day.
     
  9. MrBrightside167

    MrBrightside167 SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    Two days left! Honestly, I'll be happy with scoring my practice test average (31). I just can't wait to get this test over with so I can start my PS.


    Good luck everyone! Friday night is a drinking night :hardy:
     
  10. virtuoso735

    virtuoso735 2+ Year Member

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    Aaahhh I can't really focus any more...:(
     
  11. Saf1

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  12. psychkub

    psychkub 7+ Year Member

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    I hear ya. I've been cramming since 9am this morning.

    As expected, my immune system has let me down. I think I'm coming down with a cold. Any ideas on how to supercharge my immune system between now and then. I don't want to be THAT guy, you know, the one constantly sniffing while you're trying to concentrate on VR.
     
  13. jevo

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    If I were you, given your practice test scores, I wouldn't retake it. You said you got a 28 last year, but this year your practice tests haven't averaged over a 27. From what it seems, you're setting yourself up to score even lower on this exam. Had your practice tests been in the mid 30s, then you'd be on point. But since your practice scores are lower than your actually mcat, what would you do if you got a 25 (which is very possible)? Best case scenario is that you score 2 or 3 points above your average, but what is the likelihood of that happening? And even then, 3 pts above your average would put you at a 29 at best (only 1 pt more than your previous test). Is the risk worth it?
     
  14. Saf1

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    Thanks, that's the logic I was going with too but I wanted so badly to have a mid may application. I've got to think about it long term though and a good MCAT app in June is better than another high 20 in may.
     
  15. virtuoso735

    virtuoso735 2+ Year Member

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    My average is probably around a 33.5 or something, I've gotten a 32, a few 33's, a 34, and a 35, but I'm really scared of getting <30 on the actual MCAT, since I'm reading through all these posts about how people got lower than their averages. I just really hope it doesn't happen to me or anyone here. :(
     
  16. syoung

    syoung MS-3 5+ Year Member

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    Good luck
     
  17. MrBrightside167

    MrBrightside167 SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    Tomorrow is the big day! What is everyone doing tonight? I'm thinking movie night with some wings and cheese fries :thumbup:
     
  18. virtuoso735

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    I hope so. 34+ it is! :)

    Also, I did an EK verbal test today and got an 11 (my average), and had 15 minutes left over! Hopefully tomorrow's verbal will be easy.
     
  19. hkm

    hkm 2+ Year Member

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    sleeeeeeep haha. and maybe some sweets lol
     
  20. Medicalbound10

    Medicalbound10 2+ Year Member

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    Not too many of us taking the test tomorrow..

    I am starting to get nervous but hoping for a better luck the second time around :luck:

    Good luck everyone :)
     
  21. hkm

    hkm 2+ Year Member

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    lol ya i cant study anymore. good luck to you too!
     
  22. MedOldAge

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    Folks, think positive!

    Take advantage of what you learned from the Jan, March & early April fellows.

    Stay focus, fire up. This is your game. You control it!:claps:

    Good Luck & Best Wishes! :luck::luck:
     
  23. 411309

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    Goodluck guys. Be prepared for a few crazy passages but just know that the guy beside you is saying wtf right along with you. Believe in yourself and go into the test with confidence...
     
  24. typicalindian

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    Good luck guys! Just go in with confidence, refresh yourselves after each section. TAKE YOUR BREAKS, you don't want to burn out mid test. And also just know that you won't come out of the test feeling good, its ok! You're not supposed to feel good afterwards. I know you guys are gonna come back with some great scores!
     
  25. bajastapler

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    gl guys :D
    hope everyone gets the score they are shooting for!
    member not to get hung up over one question
     
  26. Melomare17

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    thanks everyone

    for a thread with barely any people taking the test tomorrow, there are more encouraging words than most of the past few mcat date threads on here LOL

    gl to us all!!
     
  27. Buttafuoco

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    Good luck everyone!
     
  28. virtuoso735

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    Good luck to everyone tomorrow! :) And hope everyone gets a good night's sleep and is well rested!
     
  29. COTA2Phys

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    Good luck everyone! I'm ready to tackle this thing
     
  30. Turch

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    3 months of not having fun and studying pays off tomorrow. Its time to destroy this thing.


    And after, Vegas time :D
     
  31. MrNeuro

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    gl tomorrow!
     
  32. RenalTx

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    hey if anyone is still up and planning to write their MCAT in toronto area, i recieved some emails from prometric today to show up at a different location tomorow? :S
    i was supposed to write it in toronto at willis college but email is telling me to go to another location in missisauga. what to do?
     
  33. typicalindian

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    Call them bright and early
     
  34. RenalTx

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    test is scheduled for 8 :( so i will try calling them early but these two test centers are atleast 40 min drive apart. so should i go to the original test center or the rescheduled one. anyone else from toronto received this email?
     
  35. bajastapler

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    8 pm (PST) done reviewing. Gonna drink a beer, play some games, and knock the f**k out. gl guys :)
     
  36. typicalindian

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    if the email address that emailed you is legitimate then I would go to the new place.
     
  37. RenalTx

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    see that the issue. its from [email protected] and the second one is from [email protected] both are telling me to go to the revised location. but on aamc site its still my old location that i signed up for. arghhhh this is the last thing i need loll
     
  38. picki23

    picki23 2+ Year Member

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    Good luck everyone!!!!! let's know the general "FEEL" of the exam!! God Speed!!!
     
  39. Dman27

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    Good Luck every one! You got this!
     
  40. MrBrightside167

    MrBrightside167 SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    Okay so that wasn't too bad after all. Overall, I thought the test was fair with a couple of tough passages here and there. Here's my breakdown by section:

    Physical Sciences: Not my strongest area but I thought it was about the same as aamc practice tests (although there was one passage and a couple of discretes that really killed me).

    Verbal: The questions were harder than aamc but the majority of passages were doable (even interesting). I'll be satisfied with a 10.

    Writing: Piece of cake.

    Biological Sciences: I thought this was the easiest of all 3 section. Biology was very straightforward although some of the discretes were kind of weird. Ochem was ok.
     
  41. misplacedshadow

    misplacedshadow Underclass Hero 5+ Year Member

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    For the physical sciences was there a lot fo math involved. Did you spend a lot of time doing calculations?
     
  42. jevo

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    How much did background knowledge of bio help in the BS section? Was PS calculation heavy? If you had any advice for future test takers, in regards to what your own perceptions were prior to the test, what would it be?

    Congrats on being done. I was originally signed up but postponed :|
     
  43. MrBrightside167

    MrBrightside167 SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

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    There was definitely some math involved but I wouldn't say it was "math heavy". I used a lot of the shortcuts from BR so I didn't spend too much time doing calculations.
     
  44. Praefectus

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    It wasn't bad at all. However, I know for sure that I missed a few in PS because the first Verbal passage covered that material in depth. :bang:
     
  45. picki23

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    Congratulation y'all, enjoy your break, well-deserved! So HOW WAS IT?
     
  46. Class1P

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    Huge amount of Orgo on this one. Was not expecting that. Other than that, the PS section was a blur but they wanted you to do a lot more non simple math. The math on the practice tests uses lots simpler numbers. And verbal seemed somewhat simple but still hope I get a 10.

    man I scored a 37 on the AAMC 11 and I'll hope to god I get a 30 or 31 on this.
     
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  47. eagledaughter

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    To me, PS and verbal seemed pretty similar the the AAMC practice tests, but BS was awful for me. Normally i have 10 minutes remaining when I finish, but this time I didn't even get to read 3 of the passages. :( I'm really upset that I'm going to probably have to take it again; the orgo killed me.
     
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  48. MrNeuro

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    How many orgo passages and discretes were there?
     
  49. endowed

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    Wow, I usually get 13-14 on BS, but now I'm hoping for like an 11. I thought BS was ridiculously hard while the other sections were similar to the practice tests.
     
  50. roflmaoxqz

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    Verbal was easy. PS was easier than BS, but still hard. Was running out of time for PS, so didn't think as carefully on the last passage as the others. There was more orgo than I expected too.
     
  51. 411309

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    oh wow orgo heavy? how many orgo passages/discretes? now im scurred
     

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