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two scenarios here:

Either everyone - and I mean everyone - really screwed up on this test since I have yet to view an optimistic post; or

All the people who aced the MCAT are out partying while us less fortunate folks spill our guts out in hope of recieving comfort from our fellow SNDers.
 

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Everybody thinks that they did worse than they actually did.
 

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I think I did fairly well. I won't say I excelled, but I'm confident I'm over a 28. If that's the case, no more MCATs for me. But I think those that really excelled don't want to make the people who are panicking feel bad.

Plus, I was considering an interesting idea earlier. I believe that many of the poeple who think they crashed on the MCAT are suffering from a form of Pre-Med Syndrome. Since most of us are used to scoring really high on exams in normal classes, we're not really used to getting a lot of questions wrong. For example, if I got a 66% on my physiology test, I'd be in bad, bad shape. But, the MCAT is made such that it can distinguish the really, really brilliant people - it has to have a considerable number of questions that most people (even most good students) cannot answer. Otherwise, Harvard and Mayo would have no way of finding the best of the best. Thus, a 66% might get you a 10 in any particular section. So I think a lot of people may "feel" like they did poorly (you got 33% of the questions wrong), when in fact they probably did fairly well.

Just my theory. No credence whatsoever.
 

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UseUrHeadFred said:
I think I did fairly well. I won't say I excelled, but I'm confident I'm over a 28. If that's the case, no more MCATs for me. But I think those that really excelled don't want to make the people who are panicking feel bad.

Plus, I was considering an interesting idea earlier. I believe that many of the poeple who think they crashed on the MCAT are suffering from a form of Pre-Med Syndrome. Since most of us are used to scoring really high on exams in normal classes, we're not really used to getting a lot of questions wrong. For example, if I got a 66% on my physiology test, I'd be in bad, bad shape. But, the MCAT is made such that it can distinguish the really, really brilliant people - it has to have a considerable number of questions that most people (even most good students) cannot answer. Otherwise, Harvard and Mayo would have no way of finding the best of the best. Thus, a 66% might get you a 10 in any particular section. So I think a lot of people may "feel" like they did poorly (you got 33% of the questions wrong), when in fact they probably did fairly well.

Just my theory. No credence whatsoever.

if you guarantee me that a 66% = 10, I would run down my street naked singing and shouting. I think it'll prolly be more like 80% right = 10.
 
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