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This makes no sense to me....maybe you can help

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by ggeorge1f1, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. ggeorge1f1


    Jun 1, 2008
    I have an old princeton review verbal reasoning book (2001) that my brother-in-law gave to me a year or two ago. I have taken a few of the verbal test and scored around 10-11. Just when I think I will be okay on the verbal section of the MCAT I go and make a 5 on 3r!! I dont understand this great discrepency. I know that the verbal book is old but: 1.) I would think verbal reasoning test dont change too much over time 2.) 3r is an old exam as well 3.) I thought the general consensus was that TPR has a harder verbal section than AAMC. I am at this point left confused. Has anyone used this old verbal book? Any insight would be apprectiated!

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  3. jamesq

    jamesq 5+ Year Member

    May 14, 2008
    perhaps you were not in the right state of mind when you took the AAMC exam. Did you notice any differences, maybe something that kept you from paying attention. I think you should take another AAMC before you panic and see how you do. I took the princeton review class and had that verbal book. While that book is difficult, it is more oriented toward detailed questions. Perhaps if your next AAMC score is not within range of TPR you should try examcrackers 101 verbal. Good luck!
  4. LikeClockWork

    LikeClockWork Guest

    Jul 23, 2007
    Pretty much every data set has outliers. It sounds like you 5 was just an anomaly. Try to forget it and focus on doing well on your other practice stuff.
  5. ggeorge1f1


    Jun 1, 2008
    I understand that the exam maybe have been an anomaly (thats what I thought at first) but I went back over it and reread the passages. They still seem to be harder to read and understand. Also, the questions and especially the answers in the TPR book seem to be easier. I would pick up another aamc exam and take it but I dont want to waste the exams this early in my studying (~6 months until the real exam). I am only really worried about studying for verbal this early just because I know it takes a lot longer to increase your score.

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