1. Hey Guest! Check out the 3 MCAT Study Plan Options listed in the 'stickies' area at the top of the forums (BoomBoom, SN2ed, and MCATJelly). Let us know which you like best.

    Also, we now offer a MCAT Test-Prep Exhibitions Forum where you can ask questions directly from the test-prep services.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Dismiss Notice
  3. Visit this thread to beta-test StudySchedule.org. StudySchedule is a free nonprofit site that builds dynamic MCAT study schedules unique for your needs and timeline.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Check out the new Application Assistant, where you can calculate your LizzyM score, see how you rank compared to other applicants, and see a list of schools where similar students were accepted.

Who needs to vent about MCAT prep?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by Gauss44, 09.28.14.

  1. SDN is made possible through member donations, sponsorships, and our volunteers. Learn about SDN's nonprofit mission.
  1. Gauss44

    Gauss44 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    10.28.12
    Messages:
    2,887
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
  2. SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads.
  3. LabDoc33

    LabDoc33

    Joined:
    03.21.14
    Messages:
    66
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    Good idea, I hope this becomes popular as well

    My first vent:

    I freaking hate sitting down to do practice passages and just bombing your first one, sets you off in the worst mood for the rest of your sesh....
     
    KevinGnapoor and Gauss44 like this.
  4. Gauss44

    Gauss44 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    10.28.12
    Messages:
    2,887
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    As a tutor, and as a former MCAT student, I just can't stand the way that practically every MCAT prep book's answer key is filled with negativity and worse. If this thread has any staying power, I will continue to update the below list of examples (which will start out small). I will make sure that this list remains free of spoilers.

    1. "For the mildly paranoid who feel they must consider everything on the MCAT..." prefaces an explanation to an answer in TBR's MCAT Physics book, page 95 of the 2008 book, the Hydraulic Press passage. Me: What a great way to characterize a studious future doctor: paranoid. Thanks TBR.
     
    JJD777 likes this.
  5. JJD777

    JJD777 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    05.15.14
    Messages:
    30
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    TBR is full of those kind of statements
     
  6. KevinGnapoor

    KevinGnapoor Bad-Ass M.C. 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    08.16.13
    Messages:
    84
    Status:
    Medical Student (Accepted)
    Thanks for starting this!

    I'm super worried that I won't improve significantly on my retake and what happens if I bomb it again? What if this is the end of the pre-med trek? *sigh*
     
  7. stitchattack

    stitchattack

    Joined:
    07.31.14
    Messages:
    363
    Location:
    Earth
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    Blame it on luck or whatever but sometimes I feel I have the worst luck in the world..with that said, I'm afraid I'm going to somehow screw up the real thing and score way below my average.
     
  8. csx

    csx 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    05.08.13
    Messages:
    1,079
    Status:
    Pre-Health (Field Undecided)
    I wish this test wasn't so hard. I almost wish that schools would just hand out more interviews and accept primarily the socially normal people who aren't straight book worms.
     
  9. Mad Jack

    Mad Jack Critically Caring Gold Donor 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    07.27.13
    Messages:
    25,874
    Location:
    4th Dimension
    Status:
    Non-Student
    Delicate much? It's just a joke trying to make light of the material. It's not meant to beat you down, it's meant to keep you entertained.
     
    BerkReviewTeach likes this.
  10. BerkReviewTeach

    BerkReviewTeach Company Rep & Bad Singer Exhibitor 7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    05.25.07
    Messages:
    3,583
    SDN
    Exhibitor
    THANK YOU Mad Jack. That is exactly what random one-liners are meant to do. The monotony of reviewing can take it's toll and sometimes a small break is just what the future-doctor ordered. Even our logo represents someone who has bad posture and messy hair from studying so much they have evolved backwards.
     
    Mad Jack likes this.
  11. brood910

    brood910 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    07.21.11
    Messages:
    1,512
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    That's what happened to me while exactly the opposite happened to my friend.
     
  12. MajorUnderDog

    MajorUnderDog 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    06.10.13
    Messages:
    881
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    Thx for starting this thread! I need to vent big time. I yelled out pretty loud earlier in my apt. after getting frustrated with a physics passage! lol


    I am just so sick and tired of my measel 9 credits of classes I am taking right now. All of the stupid pointless busy work is taking precious time away from mcat prep. Write up prelabs, write up labs, sapling homework with quizzes, 6 hours of lab, try to study for upcoming exams, go the store to get food, do laundry, sleep, shower, shave....AHHHH! I am so sick of all the dumb and pointless mundane tasks that are taking time away from the mcat!

    ALL I wan to do is study mcat but there is always something getting in the way of it.

    I totally see now why so many strongly advocating taking the mcat in August and use the entire summer to do nothing but mcat prep. But I have to get my gpa up and summer classes help so much in getting As in short amount of time...




    Feel better now. lol
     
  13. stitchattack

    stitchattack

    Joined:
    07.31.14
    Messages:
    363
    Location:
    Earth
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    I feel your pain..sorta. I had a nightmare the other night that I somehow went forward and time and it's the day before my MCAT and I have not gotten through any of the practice that I meant to do the few weeks leading up to the test. Either my practice passages have gotten harder or I just lost the mojo because I keep seeing my scores slipping down. It's frustrating. The EK 101 passages book has also been thrown because the last few tests in the book are just ridiculous. /rant
     
  14. Thyr0id

    Thyr0id 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    10.02.14
    Messages:
    38
    Status:
    Pre-Medical
    ugh my test date is october 25th, every time i sit down to do practice passages some will be great and others ****ty as hell. and even if i get one question wrong i get discouraged it ****kkkn sucks.also I feel like I know nothing, but in reality I know alot. The MCAT really puts a strain on your ego.
     
  15. texan2414

    texan2414 2+ Year Member

    Joined:
    07.24.13
    Messages:
    1,210
    Status:
    Medical Student (Accepted)
    I start my MCAT rant at 60 dB and then growing increasingly frustrated start yelling at the MCAT at 120 dB.
    By what factor did my sound intensity increase?
    :)
     
    Thyr0id likes this.

About the ads

Share This Page