omfg im done with ze emkat
i don’t know what or what i’m not allowed to say about it lol
i mean, i have a lot to say about it but i think if i talk about it at all and they catch me they’re going to terminate my score o_O
the testing centers are so cray
first u walk in and they take ur id
u have to put all ur stuff in a locker
ur not allowed to touch ur phone or its immediate termination
they take ur fingerprints
they use a metal detector on u
you have to sign in and sign out even if ur going to pee
i couldn’t even eat my snacks cuz i put them with my phone…
i was so hungry
they give u scratch paper and 2 pencils
u can bring earplugs but they provide some tightass noisecancelling headphones
as for the actual test..
i don’t remember much of the content but i remember dying in the physical sciences portion. i had one passage left and saw that i had 1 minute to finish, so i had to randomly mark a couple in the last 2 seconds. not expecting over an 8 for that… :( verbal was the best because you don’t have to study for that lol. but that being said, it’s been a while since i’ve had my verbal thinking cap on so expecting like an 11. and for biological sciences… i literally do not remember anything. i think my brain was dead at that point. not a good sign for my score lol. but i’m hoping for 11… that way i give myself a 30~~ hehe. sigh.
studying tips: if you’ve taken all the premed course and a couple more bio courses, you are COVERED. i’m so glad i finished ochem only recently so i remembered most of the concepts even though i straight up did not study ochem cuz i hate ochem. taking recombinant dna and ochem lab and biochem also helped a lot… not too much need to memorize equations, there is a LOT of passage reading and analysis. also felt pretty lucky that there was a lot of neuro and developmental bio compared to.. idk immunology or kidney stuff. thank goddddddd.
basically, you don’t have to study too long for mkats, like everyone makes u think… BUT i may be swallowing my words come june 11th, so take everything on here with a grain of salt! lol.
i also took the trial section and it now says that you have to actually try (i’m guessing you have to stay for the full 45 min and get 50% correct?) in order to get the $30 amazon giftcard. i am so grateful i’m not taking the mkat in 2015, because that shit was HARDDD. i only had biochem and some gel electophoresis shit to analyze but it was just so hard. i hope i get the gift card, cuz then i can buy this!
I’VE BEEN WAITING A LONG TIME FOR YOU BABY
ahhh the feeling after finishing the mkat… WHOOOOO