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VERBAL for EK lecture books and 101 books HELP EEK

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by christian15213, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. christian15213

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    LOL, I am posting this in a new thread because I want feedback from as many of you who are aware of this as possible...

    OK, emergency SCARY.... I did the first 30 mintue lecture for lecture 1 of the EK Verbal lecture book... i.e. not the 101 and not the end of the lecture thing but rather the back of the book 30 minute exam...

    WHOA....

    I got my ARSE KICKED... WTF??? anyone else have this happen?

    I mean is thing overally hard on purpose or what? I feel a I made a few dumb mistakes but WTH is going on. I did everything in the book almost perfectly up to this point... including that thing where I didn't have the passgage to look at and I scored a 12 in that section.

    Furthermore, the verbal score is out of 23 but there are only 21 questions? Duh how does that make sense?

    Feedback on this would be awsome...
     
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    I've done the entire VR book (only two of the 101 passages though before I had to quit), and the VR book exams are intentionally very difficult. EK is really trying to drive hard their strategies of reading into the main idea so they give A LOT of answers that sound right. The explanations in the back are very disappointing since they pick out small details to eliminate a lot of the answer choices. Overall, I did really bad on all of them.

    I have no advice to offer since I haven't touched the 101 book in two months. I tried the whole analyzing each question/answer choice thing, but it didn't really work because the answers they choose are barely correct most of the time.

    It's hard, but keep at it.
     
  4. christian15213

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    Ok, I am breathing a little easier on two accounts...

    1st. I just finished another 30 minute exam and for lecture two and did marketably better... MUCH better... my raw score = an 8 for MCAT and I went back to look at ones I did wrong but not answers I wrote so that it was sort of the same playing field in saying, ok I got this wrong now look again and see if you could make a better answer.

    ***for the first passage I got 1 of two wrong answer correct +1
    ***for the second passage I got 3 of the 4 correct +3 and the one response they gave I super disagreed with...
    ***for the third passage I got 2 of 2 wrong correct for +2

    this changed my score from an MCAT 8 to an MCAT 12...

    The reason why I did this is to see the potential of me paying more attention and thinking differently could result in a better answer... before I went to the back and got their EK full explanation... seems like good practice to me...

    Secondly, I started to do something different for the second and third passage compared to my first. I highlighted as I read what I thought were main points... ON the fly per se... and I put little 2 seconds quips like authors Opinion or facts and just kept moving along... I know this takes a little more time but I feel as if I don't want to neccesarily map the whole passage but there is so much information it is hard to not have any reference point to go back and look at for a second or two and come up with a more educated answer... ***As you can see it worked better for the third passage then it did for the second...

    I don't know what anyone's thoughts are on this but I feel the questions are a bit to detailed to just ignore what they are saying and or mean...


    Finally I see practice practice practice is going to be the answer to this game... EK 101 WHERE YOU AT????
     

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