My score on the AMCAS test was a 20…My exact scores were an 8-9 on the verbal reasoning, a 6 on the physical sciences, and a 6 on the biological sciences. I admit that I made a lot of stupid mistakes. I misread questions, and debated a lot of answers, narrowing it down then choosing the wrong one. I think some of this is experience in taking the test… which I don’t have at this point.
If that was AAMC 3, then you are exactly where most people are on their first test. You are right, more practice tests should help you a lot.
I think you might be in better shape than that first test score suggests. If you have the time to study all-out for 2 1/2 weeks (without exhausting yourself), then the April test might be a real possibility. However, in my experience it takes a few practice tests before students really get into the MCAT groove, and that unfortunately takes time.