Answering Questions

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Answering Questions

Post by NS_Tutor_Katelyn » Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:21 pm

A student asked us: "Is it true that it is more important to get more questions right on the exam compared to finishing the exam?
I was under the impression it is better to finis the test and always make sure that each question has an answer."

This is a false dichotomy. While the most important goal on the MCAT is to get the most number of questions correct, the way we do this is by finishing the exam. If you don't read a question and just blindly guess an answer, there's only a 25% chance of getting it correct. Pacing yourself so that you can give the full 8/10 minutes (for science or CARS passages respectively) to each passage is an essential technique for scoring well. So the short answer is that you need to get more questions right and finish the exam.

Hopefully that helps!

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