Monday, April 8, 2013
Anyone reading my blog knows that I've taken the MCAT a zillion times which, if I can take a step back and look at it, is crazy as hell, LOL!!! My regular readers many also remember that I've kept track of my progress through my EK MCAT prep books. So in the ones I'm working in now (EK Biology), I have scores going back to 2003. That's NINE years of working through the same darn book! URGH! But even more ironic is the fact that because I'm a "Science book horder", I haven't had to buy much of anything to get started with my tutoring business, so I guess things kinda worked out!
That said, it's just soooooo ironic that I'm not only an MCAT tutor (and paid quite handsomely too) after FLUNKING out of undergrad as a Science major, but that sitting on this side of the MCAT equation, I see the exam soooo differently. I see the tricks in the questions like a woman with Superwoman vision. And the question I keep asking myself over and over and over again, is WHY did I let this exam "psyche" me out so much back in the day?
Anhoo, I'm meeting with a student on Wednesday for Biology and Chemistry MCAT review, so I'm spending a lot of the next 2 days preparing for our sesison. And that means LOTS of MCAT review problems. I've also decided to register for to retake the exam on the last day it's given this year as applying to med school this year before my 2011 score expires isn't on the table given all the changes coming over the next few months. And I definitely want to apply to med school as a state resident in my new home!