Finished up AAMC full-length #7, which is the fourth one available. Here be my results:
Physical Sciences: 13
Verbal Reasoning: 10
Biological Sciences: 12
I’m somewhat disappointed actually. I hate to sound like a gunner, but I’m a little bit unhappy with my physical sciences and verbal scores. Maybe it’s just because I hit the PS section out of the park on the second exam. Anyway, I was hoping that my average would be a couple of points above my target score before the exam. Of course, I have another week and a half before the exam, so hopefully I’ll be able to fill in some of the gaps that I know I have.
There are several topics that I really need to go back and get some practice with. Immunology, reproduction, some of the weird stuff with lab techniques, molecular biology, and some of the rudimentary details of hormones. A lot of details there that I don’t really know. Also, some stuff on embryology….I have no idea what founder cells, blastulas, and morulas. I don’t really know anything about any of those topics. Same thing with electrochemistry – I’m not exactly sure how to find the potential of an electrochemical or concentration cell. Oh. And I never really understood the whole sign convention that’s used for thin-lenses.
And then there’s the whole problem with verbal. Still worried that I’m not going to do all that well on the exam because my verbal score isn’t up to snuff.