Originally Posted by SmurfinUSA
dude the gym near my house is 19 bucks a month and I can bring a friend everytime. I think it was 19 dollars to start, including my first month.
It's called "crunch" if you can find it in your area
No such thing in the bean, unfortunately.
This gym, however, is literally right next to my apartment. It's also right in the square where I study.
30 bucks for a month is pricey, especially when I'm paying for this in addition to other gym fees, but the convenience is going to be worth it for this next month. Going to the gym will be great for managing stress and if it's right there, I'm going to be able to study more while still getting a solid workout in which means that I won't feel guilty about anything.
All for the cost of one nice dinner out. Sold!
Originally Posted by YouNeverKnow22
I'm taking my first FL next thurs....for people who have used TBR how would compare the passages to a AAMC test? harder? I feel like some TBR passages are quite difficult (I'm hitting 4-5/7 right on avg on gen chem and physics).
Depends on what you've been studying from. I use EK to study and I got a 26 on aamc 3 and a 29 on aamc 4.
My scores for TBR have averaged around 28, but with a downward trend (go figure). If you're using TBR to study, I think that they'll be good-ish predictors. They're harder, but that's a good thing because you want to be able to get your head screwed in right. Getting freaked by difficulty on the AAMC's is not the way to do that.
My advice is to not pay attention to the scores (especially if you're doing poorly). Treat the exams as what they are which is practice. They're damn good practice exams, but all they are is practice. Good luck!
I'm taking TBR 5 on wednesday! I might take 6 and 7 this week too if I'm feeling sinister. I'll finish up 8 and 9 the week after, though I might triple up the week after that as well as I have access to aamc 6 as a pdf exam.
Word of advice: Don't pause the tests. It screws up the timing.
Otherwise, the option is to get to work at 8 or slightly before so I can leave by 4:30. Then I get to the gym by 5-5:15 and home by 7ish, which isn't all that bad but is hard to make things work exactly. Much easier if I ride my bike, but then I have to change at work or get there sweaty (no shower at work). I'd love to start riding in. The extra 45 mins of cardio a day would be so good for my mental sanity.