Suppose when you get your mcat score back in october it is not competitive. How are you going to handle that scenario? Most people on these boards, myself included, invested a lot of time and effort learning the material for the mcat this summer, should we let it go to waste? Most likely you will retake the mcat in April. Is it best to just keep going? that is, instead of doing nothing for the april test until jan or feb, do you keeping reviewing the material, just at a far lower intensity? Would that be easier than letting all those wonderful facts and formulas slip from your memory, and then being forced to relearn them in the spring? I realize this is not an example of the power of positive thinking, but, i like to cover all my bases.