gopens67

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is a joke compared to aamc practice exams....Did anyone try out the passages in the "official guide to MCAT"....they're absolute cake. I was getting 7, 8's on AAMCs....did the first 4 passages (8 min per passage) and got 1 wrong.
 
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I haven't had any experience with the official guide to the MCAT. I'd say stick with the AAMC practice tests then! I found them to be pretty representative of what's on the real exam.
 

Captain Jack

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I cannot speak for the MCAT's official guide, but I just took the real thing and I could not find a difference between AAMC practice exam verbal and the real VR. I think AAMC practice exams are the most representative when it comes to VR practice
 

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I don't have the book in front of my at the moment, but I recall that the verbal section had an unusually high amount of questions in the easy category. Also recall that there is a disclaimer in the book that states something to the effect of: the relative difficulty of sample questions in this book does not necessarily reflect the difficulty of actual exams.
 

G1SG2

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Yeah, most of the questions are in the "easy" category.
 

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AAMC practice exam verbal is excellent by far. I'm afraid you won't find anything close to it otherwise.