I took the abbreviated MCAT diagnostic test today for my prep course. Ouch. Even my verbal score wasn't as high as I had hoped. After being out of school for some time, my brain is pretty rusty. I've been reading my biology prep book but I haven't touched upon the physics and general chemistry sections because I hated them in undergrad with a passion. Also, at this point my analytic skills are terrible.
I am worried about the physics part of the test though. I did fine in the undergrad classes, but I was also forewarned by several physics tutors during undergrad that the regular not-for-physics-students physics program at school had a crappy way of teaching physics for students that planned to take the MCAT. Three hours of lecture each week seemed really inadequate to learn. We spent 6-8 hours in lab each week, but many of the TAs openly admitted that they were so far into their own graduate work that the grossly oversimplified undergrad physics stuff seemed foreign. It was very reassuring (not). And sometimes, some people just aren't very good at teaching.
Despite that, I had a blast in one of the three physics classes I took. Mainly because the TA brought her rescue tripod chocolate Labrador to class and everyone got to play with a happy dog that hopped around on three feet. "What? I can play with the dog if we finish our work early? Hell yeah!" She was a good teacher too. Circuits is probably the only thing I remember out of a whole year of physics.
The TA for the following quarter wasn't so great. One day a girl broke down sobbing, "Why are you so mean to us?!" Lab was really awkward after that incident.
And that is what I remember from physics =D