Originally Posted by harmonidrum
I bookmarked this thread when I originally found it a month or two ago. I wanted to be a member of the club in a very bad way.
So anyways without further ado here are my scores.
I highly recommend Dr. Collins' packet. Although I'm pretty confident I could have scored in the high 90s without it, the 99th percentile is indubitably due to his packet.
My study routine was fairly consistent over 4.5 months, taking full-time classes and working 20 hrs a week the entire time. I spent an average of 2-3 hrs a day the first few months, then really picked up my stride a for the last two months. The last month I put a good 5-7 hours/day most every day. I went over every Collins test timed twice, and then reviewed recalcitrant problems that I highlighted in the back of the subtest a couple days before the exam. I also went over the Pearson exams after I took each one, and made sure I understood the material conceptually for every problem.
I also pretty much memorized the Kaplan bio, which wasn't really all that helpful. As far as the verbal section goes, I memorized about 4000 GRE words, which was immeasurably helpful on the verbal. (I scored 99th and finished with ~15 minutes to spare on that particular section).
Hope this helps you join the club!
Wow, congrats. Your effort is definitely representative of your scores. I studied 2+ hours a day for a couple moths and got an 83. Did you do anything special for Reading or do you just read often? It was by far my weakest area but I didn't prepare for that section much. I figured it wasn't an area you could really improve quickly....However, I think if I retake the PCAT ill definetly do more to prepare for it.