Quantcast

Anyone used Gold Standard CD-Rom videos?

This forum made possible through the generous support of SDN members, donors, and sponsors. Thank you.
Status
Not open for further replies.

meredith

New Member
10+ Year Member
Joined
Feb 14, 2005
Messages
3
Reaction score
0

Members don't see this ad.
http://cgi.ebay.ca/16-MCAT-VIDEOS-1...7025004197QQcategoryZ2228QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Just wondering if anyone has experience with this MCAT study system? It comes with 16 CD-rom videos, the Gold Standard test book, AAMC practice items, and Silver Bullet audio cassettes.

It looks very comprehensive and I am seriously considering ordering it for $249 US, however I do not see it mentioned here on SDN? Anyone have any comments for or against this system??
 

Alex1803

Member
10+ Year Member
5+ Year Member
Joined
Mar 28, 2006
Messages
81
Reaction score
0
I purchased the same system from eBay (from the same seller) but it was the smaller package that included the 16 cd's and the Gold Standard. I thought they did a great job of sifting through all of the frivolous information. I've found that most MCAT prep books include so much review that hasn't been tested in years. The best part of the Gold Standard is that even though it is a large textbook like Kaplan, etc. it is very concise (but includes all of the good topics). As an example, the CD's don't include VSEPR and things like that that aren't really tested. Many books have to include the unnecessary information for completeness. In short, I would recommend them and feel that I did much better on April's MCAT because of them. I know my PS section really improved. Unfortunately, the BS section I had was collectively considered painfully tough, the CD's definitely included the most pertinent information. I remember when I was told that they contain "only the important stuff" I was a little skeptical thinking that it would be OVERLY simplified and short. I found them just the opposite. Dr. Ferdinand explained things in a very easy, understandable way. In the Gold Standard itself are three full length exams. I would definitely recommend them.
 

meredith

New Member
10+ Year Member
Joined
Feb 14, 2005
Messages
3
Reaction score
0
Alex1803 said:
I purchased the same system from eBay (from the same seller) but it was the smaller package that included the 16 cd's and the Gold Standard. I thought they did a great job of sifting through all of the frivolous information. I've found that most MCAT prep books include so much review that hasn't been tested in years. The best part of the Gold Standard is that even though it is a large textbook like Kaplan, etc. it is very concise (but includes all of the good topics). As an example, the CD's don't include VSEPR and things like that that aren't really tested. Many books have to include the unnecessary information for completeness. In short, I would recommend them and feel that I did much better on April's MCAT because of them. I know my PS section really improved. Unfortunately, the BS section I had was collectively considered painfully tough, the CD's definitely included the most pertinent information. I remember when I was told that they contain "only the important stuff" I was a little skeptical thinking that it would be OVERLY simplified and short. I found them just the opposite. Dr. Ferdinand explained things in a very easy, understandable way. In the Gold Standard itself are three full length exams. I would definitely recommend them.

Thanks so much. I am still a bit worried since they don't seem to have much of a reputation either way. Will probably get them though, since video will be a nice break from textbook reading!

If anyone else has comments about Gold Standard, I would love to hear from you.
 

simhawk

Full Member
10+ Year Member
Joined
Apr 20, 2006
Messages
17
Reaction score
0
Hey I purchased this and I thought it was very thorough. I felt very prepared for the MCAT-they give you practice exams, cd's and audio and the books with all the key concepts! Great resource. :thumbup:
 

SN2ed

Full Member
Moderator Emeritus
10+ Year Member
7+ Year Member
Joined
Jun 27, 2007
Messages
7,545
Reaction score
196
Thread closed. Please do not bump a 5 year old thread.
 
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top