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Who needs to vent about MCAT prep?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by Gauss44, Sep 28, 2014.

  1. Gauss44

    Gauss44 5+ Year Member

    Oct 28, 2012
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  3. LabDoc33


    Mar 21, 2014
    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....
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  4. Gauss44

    Gauss44 5+ Year Member

    Oct 28, 2012
    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.
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  5. JJD777

    JJD777 2+ Year Member

    May 15, 2014
    TBR is full of those kind of statements
  6. KevinGnapoor

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

    Aug 16, 2013
    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


    Jul 31, 2014
    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

    May 8, 2013
    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 Classifieds Approved 2+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2013
    4th Dimension
    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.
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  10. BerkReviewTeach

    BerkReviewTeach Company Rep & Bad Singer Exhibitor 10+ Year Member

    May 25, 2007
    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.
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  11. brood910

    brood910 2+ Year Member

    Jul 21, 2011
    That's what happened to me while exactly the opposite happened to my friend.
  12. Major

    Major SDN Gold Donor Gold Donor Classifieds Approved 2+ Year Member

    Jun 10, 2013
    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


    Jul 31, 2014
    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

    Oct 2, 2014
    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

    Jul 24, 2013
    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?
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