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14 years 4 months ago #61494 by fraggle
Thank you doctorjoy :) Hearing all the scores received by the sdn.net kids is not the greatest vote of confidence (OMG! I got a 34R, should I retake??). My gpa and mcat score are a little below average for my 1st school of choice, OSU-COM, and I’ve had one advisor tell me my score is fine, and another telling me to retake--along with commuting 3 days a week an hour each way to take a summer human anatomy course. Anyway, enough about me. Most of the people I’ve talked to who did well took a LOT of practice tests. Some people seem to have an innate ability to take standardized tests; other ppl (like me) might know the material inside and out, but need to hone their standardized test taking abilities.

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14 years 4 months ago #61495 by Eli
Fraggle, if it makes you feel any better, although I did not take the April test (aiming for the Aug) I just took a practice and got a lovely 17 :yikes: this is after 3 months of studying...how's that for test taking skills.

It can really take the spirit out of you :(

"The strength of our present state of mind will always be the master of our destiny" Bhante Wimala

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14 years 4 months ago #61496 by fraggle
I feel your pain, Eli. I made a 16 or 17 on my first practice test; this was also with a couple of months of studying under my belt. And that was in February -- 2 months before the real thing. Things that helped me the most were practice exams (I took 3R through 7 in the course of ~1 month) and the exam krackers verbal book (101 passages, or something like that). I also used the EK 10 week study schedule, which i will probably skim thru again. My score is nothing to brag about, but it’s way better that practice test. If I can do it, anyone can :) :crossfingers:

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14 years 4 months ago #61497 by Doc201X
Ok guys, I'm now officially posting in two different MCAT threads! :rolleyes: :rotfl:

I've recently purchased more EK MCAT materials ( I can't believe I took the test without ALL the EK stuff :mad: ) and if I'm scoring in the 30's by August first, I'm going to take the plunge and retake in August intead of waiting until April 2006.

My Scientist/Physician Journey
www.Doc201X.blogspot.com

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14 years 4 months ago #61498 by em
I'm also taking the August MCAT. I bought the AAMC 3R-6R tests which have been helpful so far. What other practice tests (besides AAMC 7 and 8, I think $40 a piece is a bit excessive) out there would you guys recommend?
Thanks!

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14 years 4 months ago #61499 by Eli
How is everyone doing?

I'm pretty exhausted...I really need to do well, don't want to do this all over again for April :crossfingers: and stay cool ;)

"The strength of our present state of mind will always be the master of our destiny" Bhante Wimala

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