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anyone ever heard of REA?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by brownemily22, Jul 25, 2002.

  1. brownemily22

    brownemily22 Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 16, 2002
    Pittsburgh, PA
    my friend gave me this mcat study book written by the Research and Education Association that has study materials and 6 practice mcats inside. i took 2 of the mcats and was wondering if my scores were valid or not. has anyone heard of this company?
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  3. WonderBoy

    WonderBoy Physician 10+ Year Member

    Jan 16, 2001
    Do yourself a favor and burn that REA book. REA people don't know anything about the MCATs. I don't they have ever ever looked at an actual MCAT. I was getting 14's on the verbal on their test, but on AAMC test I consistently get 8-9.

    Base your performance on AAMC tests preferably from tests IV-VI if you want to guage where you are at this moment in time.
  4. mpp

    mpp SDN Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jan 17, 2001
    Portland, OR
    I concur. The REA book must be based on the MCAT from some other planet or something.
  5. brownemily22

    brownemily22 Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 16, 2002
    Pittsburgh, PA
    damn. here i was walking around thinking that i was God's gift to the mcat after taking 2 of those REA tests. i just took a kaplan verbal and scored a 9, 5 whole points lower than i did on the REA test.
    as far as kaplan's scoring system, will the curve really be that steep on the real mcat?
  6. Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003]

    Spiderman [RNA Ladder 2003] Platinum Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    I did REA VR and I thought that I wasted my money because the passages/question were horribly lower in quality than the ones in Kaplan or the real MCAT. Do not waste your money on REA.
  7. Femtochemistry

    Femtochemistry Skunk Works 10+ Year Member

    May 13, 2002

    Go buy PR, kaplan, EK: books that bing results!

  8. SuzyQ

    SuzyQ Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    May 3, 2002
    DONT buy Barrons MCAT prep book either. I should have known something was fishy when on the front cover it said "MCAT made easy." I thought I was a genius because I was getting 12's on every section from there pracitce exams.....hahahaha yeah right, boy did I fool myself. What the heck makes people think they can write a crappy MCAT book and get away with it? Do they find enjoyment in giving people false hopes....grrrrrrrr.....

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