Why don't people like TBR? Is it just because it's hard?
To contrast the poster above: not always.
I certainly don't find TBR passages harder
than say Kaplan high yield problems or other similar subjects. While there are certainly some killer TBR passages, I just didn't really like how they presented the information some times. Other times I felt that the material I was spending half an hour reading was utterly frivolous. I felt like I read a chapter and had an excellent grasp of it, then proceeded to a passage that tested you on information that wasn't given to you in the chapter, but is very relavent. It's a "learning experience", I get it. I just got sick of saying to myself "if they told me that earlier I would have used the correct reasoning" so many times. I wanted to use the passages as a metric of how well I digested the material I just read and too often felt that it didn't do that for me.
Other people love it. I certainly have a love hate relationship for it. I'm sure someone will be bolstering in here any second telling me how I'm wrong. I'm not even sure why I'm posting in here again, as this **** is stepping into the realms of MD vs. DO. I guess I just kind of find it annoying that people claim the only reason others don't like TBR is due to "difficulty", while it certainly has its faults. All the prep material does.
What I will tell you, though, is that I've personally seen people coming from little to no science background use TBR and knock the MCAT out of the park. I can't say the same for Kaplan, EK, etc, but then again I consider my background "moderate".
If it's for you, great. If it's not, find something that is.