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$300 dollars to invest

Discussion in 'PCAT Discussions' started by mnykr, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. mnykr

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    OK I have about $300 dollars to invest in prep materials.

    Be it online courses, books or audio.

    Can you make recommendations for me.

    I am weak in bio and verbal.
     
  2. KUMoose

    KUMoose Grumpy old man
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    A used copy of the Kaplan guide (probably $30).
    A library card and gas to check out the GRE, LSAT and 30 days to a more powerful vocab books from the library.
    That should leave $200 on good study equipment like Cheetos, music and a comfy chair. :cool:
     
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    mnykr

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    How often do I forget about the library?

    I would love to buy a used Kaplan book.

    I teach chemsitry now so I hope I don't have to review too much. Maybe some organic.
     
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    I don't know that kaplan is the best book. I would suggest the books that give you multiple sample tests with a review of the reasoning behind the anwers. Teaching chemistry will help, but would help much more if you teach organics or biochem, for that the Kaplan book isn't bad. :cool:
     
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    Kaplan's and Barron's are the top two PCAT books. Kaplan is a little harder than the PCAT, while Barron's is a little easier.

    I also used PCATProfessor.com and it was helpful in the biology section for me.

    I also memorized the top 200-500 words of the GRE, but I did not find it helpful. Of all the words I memorized, I think there were only 2-3 on the whole PCAT verbal section.
     
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    Yeah, I looked through that book at my local library, and I didn't find it helpful.

    For verbal success, I think people have to be comfortable relating two words together as opposed to memorizing random words. There were many words on the PCAT that I didn't have the exact definition of, but I knew enough about the word and its analogue to make a relationship to relate to the answer choices.
     
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    I went to Starbucks and drank coffee and used their books. I have an older edition of the Kaplan and Barron's, so it was pointless for me to buy the new editions. But I do look at the other books to see the practice problems. I compared my old books and their new books...almost identical...with some extra problems.
     

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