gdane5 wrote:Its where you end up, not how you got there, that matters. Taking the LSAT 7 times really sucks, but you got it done. Also, a lot of the people on here are being jerkoffs because they took the LSAT once or twice and got a 170+, but chances are that they would do terrible on the MCAT. I've seen that sh*t. THATS a tough test.
What the hell do you know about the MCAT? The verbal reasoning, which by the way is typically the toughest section for science-minded people, is simply a tame reading comprehension section. In addition, the two other sections (biological sciences and physical sciences) are based on classes that the test-taker has already presumably gotten high grades in throughout UG and they act as a review of previous topics. The MCAT might be harder on it's face (meaning that very few people even get to the mid 40s, whereas there are many more perfect scores on the LSAT), but it is not harder to score within the 99th percentile than it would be with the LSAT, it is just that a lower percentage of correct answers garners a higher score. It is not any harder to do well on the MCAT than the LSAT. The MCAT would be right up the average LSAT taker's alley, given that it is passage-based.
Also, the premed classes are full of schmucks who bring averages way down because they aren't cut out for chem or even college in general, but also, the topics tend to take way more work to get through and many students aren't disciplined enough to put the time in.