Originally Posted by babyxpink
Simple question (ok not really, kind of convoluted, but still somewhat simple) for those who took the MCAT already.
Did you guys retake AAMC tests as the real MCAT date approached nearer?
I'm currently studying for the January 2009 MCAT and my mom and I were discussing on a good approach to practice test taking: I preferred saving some of the AAMC exams towards the end of my studying, to gauge my test taking, whereas she preffered that I start AAMC exams early on and retake them as the test date approached. But the flaw I see in her preference is that the retakes of the AAMC exams wouldn't show my "true capability," since I had taken it before, and my answers could just be my brain saying, "oh I remember this question, the right answer is 42" or something similar.
What are your takes on this?
I agree with TMNT's ideas on this.
for practice questions and getting concepts down, i'd strongly recommend Exam Krackers. I used them this time instead of just redoing all my TPR stuff again and the sciences made so much more sense. I noticed things that were on the AAMCs that were directly presented by them but not that well by TPR. Not that I'm saying TPR is bad and there are tons for who that was enough. I just think EK really covered all your basis. Use the EK 1001 questions.