Well folks it’s all over now. The MCAT has come and gone. Thank goodness! Now for the post-test analysis, broken down by section:
The physical science section was definitely the hardest one for me. I felt like I had to guess way too much for comfort. Maybe it was too early in the morning for this to be the first part tackled or something, but I felt really off coming out of this part. This part was the reason I gave a thought to voiding.
Potential Score: 7? I don’t know…it was bad. haha
The verbal section, I thought, was a cake walk by comparison. I was confident for all except a passage that was about law and stuff. That one hung me out to dry. This was my strong point, so I was happy that it went smoothly.
Potential Score: Looking for a 10+ on this part hopefully!
This section was good and bad. Out of the two essay prompts, one was easy and the other was a bit harder. I had a little trouble formulating a clear argument for the latter. My guess is that it should be an average score or better overall.
Potential Score: Thinking an O or better would not be too much to hope for.
This part was mixed. The organic chemistry parts were hard, but I knew that I’d have trouble with those going in. There were a few questions that’d asked for facts about exact points I had made flashcards for. Score! There was another passage that had a question or two that covered stuff I had just learned in my Pharmacology course not a week earlier. Always a good feeling! This section overall was okay. Not great, not horrible. Just okay.
Potential Score: Maybe an 7-8? I don’t want to be too optimistic. The orgo will probably drag the bio down a little in the end.
So overall, it wasn’t a total disaster. 😛 For my first time taking the MCAT I feel okay. If I have to take it again I’m alright with that too. I’ve gone toe-to-toe with the mystical beast, and I won’t be as nervous a second time. If my experience today is anything to base things on, my graduate courses will be a huge boon for my success the next time around. Now I just need to wait a month to see what I actually got. Is it March 1st yet?? 🙂