Not my best performance – I was really hoping to see some improvement, particularly in my verbal score:
Physical Sciences: 12
Verbal Reasoning: 10
Biological Sciences: 12
I’m not sure what I can do to improve my verbal score, particularly a week away from the exam. I consistently will narrow down the answers to two choices, and then pick the wrong one. The explanation is usually dependent upon interpreting one word mentioned elsewhere in the passage in a special way and making some inference from it which the test-writers seem to think should be obvious. Feeling pretty discouraged right now and really worried that I’m going to wind up with something less than a 10 on the real thing and not get into medical school because I’m missing bullshit types of questions in verbal and adcoms are going to conclude that I can’t fucking read.
On the other two sections, the questions I’m missing are boiling down to knowing either trivia (e.g., ecto-, endo-, and mesoderm) and weird details in some of the chemistry sections. I don’t know. I hate this stupid exam and I’m worried that I’m going to wind up tanking it because of little details I didn’t memorize or because I read, according to this exam, at a junior high school level. Maybe I should wait until February.