This concerns the essay portion of the Mcat. My Kaplan instructor (who used to work for the mcat) said its ok to make up stuff as a support for the essay. Supposedly the graders don't care about the truth of the content as long as the logic structure (support for your reasoning) is immaculate. However my friend who is taking PR says that they discourage this and advise to stick to current events and true historical occurences as a support for the essay. So which one is it? I took Mcats awhile ago and I supported my essay with a made up revolution (but the logical structure was ok), etc since I am really bad with history. I think my overall grade was an M or something really low even though I am a decent writer. Does anyone else have a similar experience or know for certain they take points off for blatant "creativity". It seems since every reader's background is different, the truth of the evidence should be irrelevant since not everyone may have enough knowledge to discriminate between the made up evidence and the true occurence.