06-07-2009, 08:48 PM
I was wondering which ones you consider better practice material. I have heard good things about both. How are the two types of material consistent with the MCAT in terms of covering content and level of difficulty? Thanks in advance.
06-07-2009, 10:37 PM
Biology is the only passage based book from the EK 1001 series. That's why it is recommended here while the others aren't.
Kaplan has passages online for all the sections. I think they aren't talked about much on here because you can only get them if you take the class. I've heard they are hard, but good.
06-08-2009, 07:09 AM
I have both the Kaplan online material as well as the EK 1001/101 series. The Kaplan online material is very difficult but provides LOTS good practice for the passage-based portion and discrete. They also provide good explanations.
The EK 1001 is just purely discreet (except the Bio, which is passage-based), which is great if you dont know a concept really well, you can do MANY practice questions. I use it for just that and not as my main practice guide. I use Kaplan for latter.
06-08-2009, 09:45 AM
Thanks for the replies. So, for Bio Kaplan material will probably be better. This is off topic but, how does Kaplan compare with BR's gen chem and physics books? It's kind of hard to find comparisons with Kaplan's material since it is restricted to those enrolled in the course.
06-08-2009, 12:04 PM
I would say EK is better for bio (because the review book is condensed and the EK 1001 is passage based).
For chem/physics, I am using BR and I like it much better than Kaplan. TBR reviews the material thoroughly and without so much lengthy text like Kaplan.