Took it in April, do I start studying already?

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    I am getting too nervous about this ****. I have scored as high as 33 and as low as 24 on the Kaplan tests and AAMC tests. So, what does survey say? I am too nervous and I really think I flunked it....
    I keep thinking maybe if I start studying for it, by the time my scores come back (assuming they are bad) i would feel better about the whole situation since I'm already preparing for Aug. It would suck to get my scores back and THEN decide to start studying all over again. Plus, by that time it would be June and that would be precious time lost <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     

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      What is the total overall average of all of your practice tests combined?

      Although you might be overreacting, I say start studying now. My second biggest regret was not retaking the test in August, but I didn't do it because I didn't think it was enough time to bring up my score.

      My biggest regret was not applying early. :rolleyes:
       

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        If I were you, I'd start studying now. Maybe not taking practice exams or anything but reviewing the material and getting it fresh in your mind. That way, if your scores come back and you are unhappy with them, you will have two months to do practice problems and take practice exams without having to worry so much about relearning the material.
         
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          I hear people say that you should not take it again unless you think there is definitely a reason you did bad on the first and you will be able to fix it the next time. If there is such a reason for you, you should know it already and begin studying now and try to fix it. If there isnt, I think you should wait for your scores. Afterall, if you studied your best for the first one, it shouldnt take as much time to study for the one in august.
           

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            see, that's the problem.
            I thought verbal kicked ass--I had to guess on one passage with barely 3 mins left.
            PS: I had the whole thing finished, but one passage which again I had to guess.
            Bio: well, i finished this one, but it felt exceptionally harder than the kaplan tests.

            So, either I am suffering post MCAT PTSD or ....I don't know. Is it typical to not finish like this???
             

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              •••quote:•••Originally posted by Tweetie_bird:
              •see, that's the problem.
              I thought verbal kicked ass--I had to guess on one passage with barely 3 mins left.
              PS: I had the whole thing finished, but one passage which again I had to guess.
              Bio: well, i finished this one, but it felt exceptionally harder than the kaplan tests.

              So, either I am suffering post MCAT PTSD or ....I don't know. Is it typical to not finish like this???•••••I think you'll be fine.
               

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                It doesn't sound like you're in that bad of shape. I'm sure people don't finish all the time! In fact, I think most people could get 90% of the verbal questions right if they had more time, so they design it so that it's difficult to finish in the time given. A few years ago I took the GRE and had like 8 questions left on the math section for some strange reason. (I NEVER had trouble finishing it in the practice runs.) Although I didn't do wonderfully or anything, I still did fine. I'm sure you will too :cool: Don't go crazy with studying now. If you're going to study, just do an hour or so a day -- enough so that you won't lose all that you knew before.
                 

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                  Tweets,
                  don't stress about the verbal because you know what I had to guess on about four questions towards the end too, and so did a lot of other people. I had a bunch of 70'liners with stems to the questions that were paragraphs in and of themselves! YUK but worrying is the enemy...lets just hope for a dash of luck and strength to stand upon receiving our scores no matter what they are and stay faithful to the path that we are on.
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                    Tweets,
                    don't stress about the verbal because you know what I had to guess on about four questions towards the end too, and so did a lot of other people. I had a bunch of 70'liners with stems to the questions that were paragraphs in and of themselves! YUK but worrying is the enemy...lets just hope for a dash of luck and strength to stand upon receiving our scores no matter what they are and stay faithful to the path that we are on.
                    Jameson
                     

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                      Look, you have 1 week before you can see your score...7 days...It's not worth stressing.,

                      The MCAT really isn't something to study for anyway...be more confident in yourself, and start thinking like a medical student, I think right now you're thinking like a pre-med student.

                      If you can't handle the MCAT after all the studying, remember there's two USMLEs, which make the MCAT seem like a vision test...
                       

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                        Tweety,

                        I am with you on the verbal. It sucked, bigtime. My colleagues who ran out of time said they missed the last few questions. Upon further picking of thier brains, most of them think the last half of verbal was just a blur. So if we all sucked, the curve will be towards the lower end of things and our scores will proabably be okay. I am stressing like you. People tell me to just be cool, nothing you can do about it now. But seriously, people like us are going to worry. I think I have come to terms with it. I recommend that you start to study if you feel like you need to. Good luck (Try Nyquil-it helps me)
                         

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                          I think that since you just studied for the April MCAT, you could probably wait until june 7 to see your score before you start studying. A 28 isn't bad... if it's balanced... like a 9 9 10 or something. Typically people score about 2 points higher on the real thing than on Practice tests. What did you get on the AAMC tests? Those are the best predictors.

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                            I'm nervous about my scores too, I had similar scores on practice tests. And for some reason, I feel that I have to take it again. However, I just cannot start studying now when I'm not even sure how I did. I think it will be enough time after you get your scores to start studying for the August one. :wink:
                             
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