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Yo, August MCATers!!

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by lady bug, May 24, 2002.

  1. lady bug

    lady bug 7+ Year Member

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    August MCATers, how many hours a day are ya'll studying? I study about 4-5 hrs. almost daily. Just wondering how much the rest of ya'll out there are studying....
     
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  3. Tweetie_bird

    Tweetie_bird 7+ Year Member

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    that's the norm for most people studying. however, you are a bit early in the game. starting June, most people will be doing atleast 6-7 a day and more on weekends.
    Good luck! Hopefully I won't have to take it again. :rolleyes:
     
  4. sng33

    sng33 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Lady bug, when did you start studying? I think most people start about 6-8 weeks before the test. Tweetie when did you start studying for the april test (and hours/day)? Did you feel prepared, and that you could not look at anymore, or were you rushed at the end? Anyone else feel free to add in...
     
  5. lady bug

    lady bug 7+ Year Member

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    Just knowing the way I study, I know I couldn't possibly start studying 6 weeks before the exam and do fine. I'm not really a good crammer....and I hate studying in large segments all day. But I know several people who started studying 6-8 before the MCAT and did fine or great....one guy in my histo class comes to mind...the dude studied only in July & early August last year...got a whopping 40 on the MCAT. So it just depends on your learning style. Any others out there...how much time are you putting in?
     
  6. sng33

    sng33 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    What prep materials are you guys using? What did the MCAT of a 40 guy use?
     
  7. ermonty

    ermonty Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    I'm using Kaplan and Princeton science materials. Also kaplan, princeton, AAMC, and flowers & silvers practice MCATs.

    I know that the MCAT is just under 3 months away, but I'm already getting worried about the physical section. I'm making 10-11s on verbal and 9-10s on bio, but only 7-8s on physical. It just seems like no matter how many formulas I know or concepts I understand that it's just a guessing game when answering the pysical questions? Anybody else strugglin' on a section?
     
  8. lady bug

    lady bug 7+ Year Member

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    Ermonty,
    You still have a lot of time to get your physics down pact. You are doing superb on the other sections....I wish I was scoring that high at this point...I'm sure do'll do fine....good luck!
     
  9. missbonnie

    missbonnie floating 10+ Year Member

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    Hey Ermonty-

    On my first aamc diag (aamc 3, 10- weeks before the april mcat), I got a 7 on physical. By the end, I was getting 12-13 on physical. I highly recommend the examkrackers physics book, and their verbal book which has a short section on math shortcuts. They always have those problems about if they changed this one parameter, how would this other paramater change? I used to skip them, but after ek, it only seconds to solve those. Also, i felt that ek was really good at explaining physics. I also had Jon Orsay as my physics instructor and he's really good at explaining things. I also used the physics 1001 book, which was good at drilling in those concepts you have trouble with. Sorry for the long post, but I REALLY hada HUGE mental block on physics but got over it with the help of EK.

    Now, I haven't gotten my actual score yet of course, but I felt very well prepared for physical on mcat day.

    -bonnie
     

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