Dismiss Notice

Interview Feedback: Visit Interview Feedback to view and submit interview information.

Interviewing Masterclass: Free masterclass on interviewing from SDN and Medical College of Georgia

a note about KAPLAN

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by applicant2002, Oct 24, 2001.

  1. applicant2002

    applicant2002 Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2001
    Messages:
    379
    Likes Received:
    0
    I thought I might just share something about the Kaplan MCAT review course. First of all they sell a book in the bookstore (I found it at Barnes and Nobles) (MCAT Comprehensive Review). It a thick book with review notes, a full lenght practice test and subject tests. Well, I found out the hard way that the review notes in that book are the exact same review notes that they sell in the course which you pay over a thousand dollars for. Plus, the full lenght test and the practice subject tests are also the same ones that are in the course. Kaplan also has another book they sell in the bookstore (I forget the name) but it is a smaller book with a full lenght test and some subject tests. They too are also the same ones that are in the course.

    If your are interested in KAplan, it might be wise to save your thousand $$$ and make a trip to Barnes and Noble (Sorry Borders and amazon.com ;) )

    Seems like a rip off to me :rolleyes:
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  2. Trek

    Trek Grand Uranium Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2001
    Messages:
    1,722
    Likes Received:
    1
    well, the thing is that with Kaplan, you don't pay for that book as much as you pay for the 5 fully proctored exams, the smaller quiz things (i forgot the name already), and the diagnostics of where you're weak so you know where to concentrate. For me, that alone raised my score quite a bit. --Trek
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. synite

    synite Senior Member
    10+ Year Member

    Joined:
    May 20, 2001
    Messages:
    199
    Likes Received:
    0
    i agree with Trek...
    i saw that the books at the store and in the course were the same, but decided to take Kaplan anyway, because of the structure they impose on you, and sheer volume of practice q's in their library. also, i dont think i could take a full length mcat in my bedroom and do it "right".
     
  4. BCgirl

    BCgirl Member
    7+ Year Member

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2001
    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    0
    It all depends on the person studying. I bought the exact same books that applicant2002 mentioned and then I did practice tests on my own (under the timed conditions and everything). I'm very pleased with my score. I'm glad I saved the $1200. It just depends on if you'll be motivated enough to study on your own. Some people just like the structure the course provided.
     

Share This Page