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Verbal Advise !!

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by birdboybird, Sep 27, 2014.

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  1. birdboybird

    birdboybird 2+ Year Member

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    I was scoring 8/9 in verbal.... then I read Game of Thrones....I scored 10/11s after that


    I read the first book in 1 week. ** then saw instant results.

    No lie.
    Any questions?
     
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  3. Janus_Kinase

    Janus_Kinase 2+ Year Member

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    Yup my scores increased as well after I read GoT. However I do not think you necessarily have to read that specific book, any enjoyable book will do.
     
  4. csx

    csx 2+ Year Member

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    50 shades of grey is what did it for me!
     
  5. A7X

    A7X Black Card Member 5+ Year Member

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    Not for the MCAT, but when I was taking my SAT, the only prep I did was reading the entire GoT ( ASOIAF) series, I scored an 800 on CR lol.
     
  6. Jack Westin

    Jack Westin CARS Instructor Lifetime Donor Gold Donor Silver Donor Bronze Donor Exhibitor 5+ Year Member

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    Reading on a usual basis is important because it allows your brain to become familiar with text. The more familiar you become with text, the more comfortable you will be and the better your pacing. The MCAT verbal reasoning section is all about having just the right pace.
     
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  7. adr2be

    adr2be 2+ Year Member

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    Helps with the biological sciences section too huh!
     
  8. Thyr0id

    Thyr0id 2+ Year Member

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    i got 3.5 weeks, time to read about 5 books.
     
  9. Aerus

    Aerus Elemental Alchemist 5+ Year Member

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    Also knowing the difference between words, such as "advice" and "advise". Ex. I advise you to seek advice on SDN.
     
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  10. Uafl112

    Uafl112 2+ Year Member

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    I read articles on the new yorker for 3 weeks, got comfortable with reading, and brought my MCAT verbal from a 5 to a 9-10. Scored a 9 on the real deal. Its all about being comfortable and genuinely having an interest in what you're reading. I know people who just read car magazines and sports articles casually but regularly, without touching any complex history or philosophy books, and they scored 11s on the real deal
     
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