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SaintJude

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Does anyone use the notes option? My handwriting is almost illegible when I'm test-taking and I'm wondering if this may be a good alternative, b/c I type really fast.

If so, how? Do you write a few notes after each paragraph?

Also, how is the test numbered? Is it 1-111 like on the AAMC test or is each section divided (like PS: 1-52, VR : 1-40 etc..)
 
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you should be writing minimal notes, sticking mainly with the highlighting tool.



The only time you should write anything is when your doing a math problem, or writing out a formula in your mind to see it. You don't have the time to just waste writing silly notes (kaplan technique is crap IMO)

....But whatever works best for you. .
 
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you should be writing minimal notes, sticking mainly with the highlighting tool.



The only time you should write anything is when your doing a math problem, or writing out a formula in your mind to see it. You don't have the time to just waste writing silly notes (kaplan technique is crap IMO)

....But whatever works best for you. .

Stupid question but, is scratch paper allowed during the exam?
 
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Not a stupid question, they do give you scratch paper. A stupid question would be what someone in one of my classes asked me..."does the MCAT have spell check for the writing section?" :laugh:

The MCAT should have spell check though. They aren't testing you for spelling right? What doesn't have spell check nowadays?

I'm just in a bad mood studying for the 5/12 obviously. ignore rant.
 

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Also, if you highlight, I think it goes away when you move to a different page.

Atleast that's how it happened on my practice exams.

Hope that's not what happens on the real deal because that'll make going back a waste of time....
 
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