I know there are a million of these, but I am seriously getting demoralized by verbal. I'm taking a TPR prep class and I am actually getting worse and worse at verbal. My performance on passages on the homework is erratic ranging from missing no questions in a passage to missing well over half of it. I go back and analyze the questions to see what I am doing wrong only to find that I really disagree with how the answers are stated so I get no where. I started with a 7 on the first diag, and then dropped to a 5 on the next diag. I've tried TPR's strategies (outlining) and my own strategy (no outlining, just reading) and neither is showing any improvement. In the in-class tests, I am doing even worse. I haven't gotten more than half of the questions right for the past three passages we've done in class. Other people say the passages are easy and how they're doing well, so I know the problem is my own which only serves to destroy my confidence more since we're half way through the course and I have yet to find what I am doing wrong. I took three EK 101 passage tests and got a 8, 7, and an 11 (taken months apart at no regular interval). I talked to one of the top TPR instructors about this and he said EK exams are completely nonrepresentative of the MCAT so it doesn't help me at all. I borrowed one old written AAMC test from a friend and plan to to take the VR this weekend, but I'm so broken at this point that I'm afraid to see how bad I'll do on it. I just needed to vent my frustration/dissapointment and hopefully get some morale support.