NewLobo wrote:I do know that a common weak section for many students on the MCAT is their verbal section. Which is similar to the LSAT.
This is not quite true. The MCAT verbal is hard simply because one can only miss 1 question in the entire Verbal section before the scoring drops precipitously. The verbal section on the MCAT is actually the easiest section, and that makes it the hardest to score high on percentile-wise. The curve is brutal and the slightest carelessness could mean a 20 percentile drop in the section.
The other two science sections require a tremendous amount of background knowledge and most importantly, the ability to apply them to completely new and unfamiliar situations. They are difficult to do even if you know your material cold and have unlimited time. If you're the type who had to always look at solved-out example problems in the book before tackling a new homework problem, then you are in trouble for the MCAT.
All in all, I found preparing for the MCAT far more time consuming and stressful than the LSAT. The LSAT felt more like the SAT plus some brain puzzles (in which the more you practiced and applied strategies, the better you got).
Also 150k people take the LSAT each year versus 75k people for the MCAT, so 99th percentile represents twice as many people on the LSAT than the MCAT. And there is an additional barrier of entry for the MCAT in that the test takers are likely to have completed or are completing the premed science requirements and did well enough in them to have bothered.