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Okay.. I posted about this already.. but I got my second diagnostic test back. I DID ONE POINT WORSE.. and the worst part is.. well there are several.. so I'll lay it ou.

First Diagnostic: 6v 5p 6b
Second Diagnostic: 3v 5p 8b

Yes.. that's a three and a five.. what do I do. I'm working my butt off studying... I feel like it's never going to happen.. my diags are from princeton review.. i just don't know what to do
 
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I didn't take TPR, but heard that the diags were difficult. I'd try taking an AAMC test and see how those results go. You're definitely not doomed, and no, all feelings to the contrary, it is not time to give up. I remember sitting through a Physical Science section from Kap and thinking to myself..."my god this is awful." I had serious doubts as to my abilities. But things turned out just fine. You just need to calm down. Trust in your studying.
 

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I keep seeing your posts and if I may be blunt, I don't see enough confidence in you...trust me, I was just like you before the MCAT, constantly double guessing myself.

First thing you need to do is take a deeeeeppp breath. Believe in yourself, and know that your hard work WILL pay off. Think about how wonderful it would be to be a physician, and how badly you want it. Think what it would be like to give up that dream. Giving up on the MCAT makes you give up on the dream, and you don't want that. Why close your own doors and turn yourself down??? Let the AD COMs decide your fate, girl. Don't sell yourself short.

Secondly, try and do AAMC 1 and 2. These are good confidence boosters, since they are easy. See how you fare on them. Then, anything you get wrong, go back and relearn the entire concept from TPR. Then go back to TPR tests, and see what you did wrong. you WILL see a trend. Unless you learn from your mistakes, you will keep making the same mistakes over and over again.

I know you are in a tough bind. And I have been there myself. Have faith in yourself, I want you to do well. And keep me updated, okay?

Be well,
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Thank Tweetie...
I'm not giving up... i think i was just speaking with emotions. Anyway, I have been dedicating myself to this path my whole life... i would definitely feel uncomfortable if I had to lead any other kind of lifestyle. I have three weeks to prepare for another TPR test and then I'll be taking AAMC V and VI. I'll keep you posted.. thanks for the support and I'll work on that confidence. My confidence has slowly been depleted over the past years due to the rough competition and me being too sensitive!! Hopefully after august I can be as helpful to future MCAT takers as you all have been to me.
 

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Look, the practice tests are designed to be much harder than the real thing... however, even for a TPR practice test, your scores are kinda low. Don't let that get you too down though. Just study really really hard.

What you get on the AAMC test will be a much better predicter of how well you'll do on the real thing.

And it's early yet!! You still have over 1.5 months! Some people don't even START studying until now.

And I agree with Tweetie, work on your confidence. If these test results are hurting your confidence too much, take a break from them.

Good luck! :)
 

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I think you should save the AAMC 3-6 tests till the last month. Work on the hard stuff (TPR) right now. You will definitely see an increase in your scores by the time you do AAMC.

Listen, think of yourself being like a punching bag for the TPR TESTS. TPR is training you to take a blow when it comes to you, with these tests. Now, by the time you actually have to hit the real stuff (aka DRAKO in Rocky IV) like AAMC 3-6, you will be well and ready for the boxing rounds. :D

Just think that the current TPR tests are prepping you for the real thing. Kick ass on those, and you will see yourself shine on AAMC. :) Good luck!
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I took TPR and my first couple diagnostics were horrible. I think I got around 15 on the first couple (including a 4 in verbal one time, I think!) I think they make them super hard when you first start taking TPR and then they make them progressively easier so you think you are really improving. When they are just making easier tests. They say that the last test you take in TPR (the one is the AAMC test) will indicate how well you do on the real MCAT. I got the exact same score on the AAMC test as I did on the real MCAT.
So don't worry. The bad diagnostic scores early are just part of TPR's game. You'll do fine. Good luck! :D