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The terrible resolution (probably 1024x768) on the monitor I was using was large enough. I didn't try to increase it because it was already bigger than what I would have preferred.

 

In my opinion, only practice on the computer for now. You need to become comfortable with it.

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The test center has 15 inch monitors which makes the text look so small..you have to put extra energy to focus on reading for verbal..it sucks. I wish they had at least 17 inch monitors.

 

The text looked giant to me...

 

I only practiced at 1024x768 on the last practice test that I did before my real MCAT.

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Hey, I can give my 2 cents...

 

try reading The Economist online... it's free, and the articles are long

 

also, if you have the finances, try 7SpeedReading or Reader's Edge or some other speed-reading software.... it really enables to focus on the computer and allows you to read quickly...

 

in the test center I was at, we had 17-inch monitors, and the scrolling-bars were all over the place (but no horizontal, thank god)...

 

yes, Text is HUGE, but I think that when you get to it, you won't be thinking much of it... plus, the physical sciences is probably easier than verbal to you, so you'll get a chance to get used to the size of text before the section that really matters

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On another note, can I change the brightness of the monitor? I have found out that when the brightness is too high my eyes get tired really fast, so I was wondering if I could turn down the brightness on the monitors at the test center...

 

I don't think this would be allowed either. Your best bet would be to go to your test center early and ask them.

 

I feel like this would be disabled on the computers, but otherwise it would be very easy to adjust.

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