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Worst 2002 MCAT story

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003], Apr 20, 2002.

  1. Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003]

    Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003] Platinum Member 7+ Year Member

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    Here is my $0.02
    Here what have happened to me today:
    1) Windows crashed
    2) Could not find my admission ticket so had to go to the center without it
    3) could not find the car key
    4) was late 5 mins, there have been a lot of people in the line so it was ok
    5) during one hour break I lsot my car, could not remeber exactly where I parked since I was running really fast for the test. Then it started to rain. <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
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  3. oldman

    oldman Senior Citizen 10+ Year Member

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    windows crashed? how's that related to mcat?

    the rest stunk though! i lived walking distance away from my MCAT test, so I just had to talk over the day of. :)
     
  4. Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003]

    Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003] Platinum Member 7+ Year Member

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    i had to go online to find out university's map.
     
  5. CANES2006

    CANES2006 Miami chica 10+ Year Member

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    Man that is rough. I can't believe that I took the MCAT a year ago today. I was seated next to the door, and the two proctors were sitting in front of me. During the entire exam, they kept on whispering to each other (but I could hear the entire conversation)and giggling. Then, some people that they knew would enter and say hello from time to time. I had to take the entire test with my hands covering my ears because the classroom was packed and I couldn't sit elsewhere. These people were beyond disconsiderate. I swear if I had a handgun I would have gunned them down right there. :mad:
     
  6. Forensic Chick

    Forensic Chick 10+ Year Member

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    CANES -- I had the same thing happen to me today! Well, it wasn't as bad -- but the proctor sat right in front of me and stared. Everytime I looked up, she'd have eye contact with me. It was scary.

    RNA - that sucks!! I bet you still did really well though.

    Did you guys read about a friends of someone who posted on one of the other boards? She forgot her DL and when she got back, the test started. Whoops... That's enough to ruin your day/month/year/career.
     
  7. Epi

    Epi Fuzzy Tiger 7+ Year Member

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    Wow, it is weird remembering that I took the test exactly one year ago. It seems so long ago, but I can still see the exam right in front of me and i still remember a few questions, sorta... . .. Mine was alright, but so much hotter than today. I remember sitting right next to the window, and i would be feeling a breeze time to time. it was pretty annoying and after the test my neck was stiff from looking down so much.

    Although i do remember getting the only left handed desk in the entire room :D
    It was pretty cool since i hardly ever use left handed desks and i liked it <img border="0" title="" alt="[Wink]" src="wink.gif" />
     
  8. xanthines

    xanthines decaying organic matter Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    I'm in the great state of GA where it was something like 88 degrees today. There was no air-conditioning in my hot, stuffy trailer for the VR and PS. During the PS, they opened some windows. Although the breeze was nice, it blew away my test form twice. How distracting! Oh well, gotta roll with the punches, tight?
    :rolleyes:

    -X
     
  9. EuropiumCC

    EuropiumCC Junior Member

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    My MCAT had crazy weather too. It was something like 30 in downtown Chicago on Saturday and the wind was blowing like crazy through the streets. I guess they don't call this the windy city for nothing. To top it all off they had the air-conditioning on inside the testing center and the proctor had to go find someone to turn the heater on!!! I was sitting in front of my test with a jacket and beanie on and was shivering throughout almost all of VS and PS. It sucked!!! I hope that you all had a better experience
     
  10. NMH2001

    NMH2001 Ferret Momma 10+ Year Member

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    I ended up throwing out my underwear in the bathroom. let's just leave it at that! At least it was the end of the day!
     
  11. musicdoctor

    musicdoctor Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    I don't think this really compares to anyone elses problems but...

    1.) I woke up the morning of the MCAT and realized that I hadn't cleaned out my car yet, as I had a date that night...(my first one in a year and a half!) So I was furiously cleaning my cat at 7am

    2.) When I got there, the room we were going to take the test in (of which I had scoped out earlier) changed buildings

    3.) About 20 mins into the verbal reasoning section, the cooling system in the building emitted a constant high-pitched squeal. The proctors couldn't find out to figure out how to stop it without tuning off the a/c (baaad) so we just had to deal with it.

    4.) When we returned from lunch, one of the girls in our group realized that she left her admission ticket at the restaraunt, so she came back in tears

    5.) During the writing section, the squealing returned for the remainder of the test...however the sound was beining emitted from TWO places...because it sounded different depending on how I tilted my head. Plus I got a monster headache

    6.) Seeing as though I was supposed to pick Rachel up at 4:45 and be at dinner at 5:00...walking out of the test center at 5:15 just made me a little on edge..... :)

    So that was my test....
     
  12. driven

    driven Member 7+ Year Member

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    This stories are hilarious. I thought I'd add to it, although mine is not as funny, but more annoying. The proctors were clueless as far as the MCAT's and college students who proctor for SAT's. Everyone in my class was eating and drinking during the test, and no one cared. There were atleast 5 people that had earplugs on and I was tempted to tell on them, but ... didn't. <img border="0" alt="[Pity]" title="" src="graemlins/pity.gif" /> The room was 80 degrees and blowing heat. No one could fix it, so I was there sweating bricks and getting a headache.
     
  13. mpp

    mpp SDN Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by musicdoctor:
    <strong>I don't think this really compares to anyone elses problems but...

    1.) I woke up the morning of the MCAT and realized that I hadn't cleaned out my car yet, as I had a date that night...(my first one in a year and a half!) So I was furiously cleaning my cat at 7am
    </strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">How did Rachel like the clean kitty?
     
  14. musicdoctor

    musicdoctor Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Doh!

    I meant "car"

    She liked the clean car....I didn't ask her about the cat.... :)

    MD
     
  15. musicdoctor

    musicdoctor Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    What is the deal with "no earplugs"? Why does that make any difference under normal conditions? I would have KILLED for a pair if it would drown out the friggin squeal!!

    MD
     
  16. jofrbr76

    jofrbr76 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    I originally posted on a diff. thread about my friend. She forgot her license, had to go get it, got back too late and couldn't take the test. We all felt horrible as we heard her crying in the hall. Turns out, though, that she ended up being allowed to take the Mcat the next day at UofM. So happy ending to nightmarish start.

    Joe
     
  17. CamelJockey

    CamelJockey Member 7+ Year Member

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    Not sure if it is a good or bad omen, but as I walked out the door to head to the MCAT we had one of those rare earthquakes in New England!

    I think the best part was right in the beginning when we broke the seal and started the VR passages. The lady next to me took off like a sprinter at a marathon. The pencil was flying on the page, underlining and circling EVERYTHING! It was so distracting that I actually stopped and watched for a few...

    Hey, if underlining everything helps go for it...but I am not sure if she could read thru the scribble!
     
  18. wysenski

    wysenski New Member

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    "There were atleast 5 people that had earplugs on and I was tempted to tell on them,"

    Wow.

    I'm sorry, but that's pretty lame.



     
  19. wysenski

    wysenski New Member

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    This earplug ban is totally bogus. I called MCAT-land and they said it's to guard against tiny radio transceivers. The guy said:

    "I tell people just to stick cotton in their ears."
    I said, "What's the difference?"
    "Cotton doesn't look like a radio transmitter."
    "My earplugs don't either."
    "Sure they do."
    "Um, no they don't. They're foam and they're all squishy and [email protected]"
    "Well, it could be a radio transmitter."
    "Well you can just go f%@k yourself."

    Okay, so the last two lines took place only in my mind, but that's the general idea. F*@k it, I'm walking in with earplugs fixed. I jam 'em so far up my holes they tickle my tympanum, so they're invisible, and I should still be able to hear the instructions. And if I need to feign a hearing problem, so be it.

    I JUST HOPE NOBODY TELLS ON ME!!

    Had I known this ahead of time I would have gotten a note from my doctor saying I need earplugs, AND to be able to take a leak every once in a while for god's sake. The test is hard enough as it is, y'know? Why do they have to player-hate like this? Jerks.
     

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