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#83149 - 12/14/11 01:39 PM 2012 MCAT: any tips?
HeatherForever Offline

Registered: 12/14/11
Posts: 3
Hey guys,

I'm new to this forum. I took a Princeton review course last summer affiliated with the medical school where I was taking my masters degree and decided to take the MCAT in the summer after I gave birth to my twins seeing as I wanted to apply the following year and wanted to get the test over with. I also had pregnancy brain last summer and didn't want to be influenced when taking the test. However, I did not do well on the test. I got one point lower on my overall MCAT than I did the previous year. I went from 8P, 7V, 7B to 9P, 4V, 8B and honestly, I was studying so hard for verbal, but I ended up freaking out during the test. I was wondering what I should do this time around to do better on my verbal along with raising 3 children. I'm planning to take the MCAT sometime mid-may as well.

#83160 - 12/16/11 08:23 AM Re: 2012 MCAT: any tips? [Re: HeatherForever]
Doc201X Offline
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Registered: 09/14/03
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Loc: Hot a$$ Texas
Given the distractions of your family situation, I don't think a May 2012 test date is realistic given your most recent test performance.

Your first task is going to be to figure out why you scored so low and one way you can do that is to look at the different test prep methods to figure out which one works for you. I personally recommend the Berkley Review which gives a very through preparation in all the basic areas except Biology, where I recommend Exam Krackers.

Good luck!
Future MudPhud