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Hello everyone,

Long story short, I need to write the MCAT for a third time. First time I wrote was in 2020 in August and I scored a 508 (126,123,129,130). I felt pretty confident that I could improve CARS and the C/P section and get above a 510 (I am hoping to get anything above a 514). But then life got in the way. I was studying for my second MCAT, which I was scheduled to write in July, and I got a concussion a week before my exam. Ended up having to postpone my exam to the end of August and safe to say, August might have been the most stressful/worse month of my life. I ended up being able to reschedule (which was stressful to do given the limited seating) and I wrote this past August. I thought everything went well but alas, I did worse than my first time, getting a 505 (127,124,127,127). Basically, my Bio/Psych sections let me down because I did improve on CARS and C/P.

Now I am preparing to write in March but I am a bit lost when it comes to how I should prepare. The AAMC practice exams are all going to be super familiar so when I do them, they will be inflated (I've got a good memory). The fact that new AAMC practice tests are released more frequently kind of annoys me but that is a different issue.

From what I have read, it seems like the only thing I can do is just do as many practice passages, question banks, ANKI cue cards I can do in the next 3-4 months. The bright side of this situation is that the content is pretty familiar and doesn't take that long for me to review.

Any advice from those who have needed to write multiple times.

Thank you for any advice :D

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