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Maneuver

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Aaarrrghhh,

Ok so I've read through hundreds of posts at this point and still can't make a decision.

I have access to all kaplan materials (topicals, subject, section etc..), EK1001 series, and TBR.

I am looking to do practice problems after every chapter I review. I am wondering which prep company has the best (most relevant to the real MCAT) practice problems. I don't have enough time to do them all so I need to pull the trigger and choose one... Help please!!! :(

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I'm pretty sure this has been settled many, many times over. EK is by far the winner when it comes to VR. Hands down.
 

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Thanks, I am using EK 101 for Verbal.

However, what about my science review/practice. I've read postings in the 30+ forums where people who have scored high have only used Kaplan, Only used TPR, only used BR, some have used a combination, sighhh. Right now I'm leaning towards doing all Kaplan Topicals, then using the EK 1001 series for my science practice.

1-2 weeks prior to my exam date on May 27th, i'm planning to only do Full Lengths and some content review targeting my weaknesses.

Anyone think I should substitute EK1001 for TBR, for the sciences?

I have 37 days to study

Thanks for your help!!!!!!
 

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For science, most seem to suggest TBR and the EK but Kaplan gets some love as well. I don't think the differences are as crucial with the PS & BS sections. I'd suggest using a broad range of materials for those and with a focus on using the AAMC tests -- esp. as you get closer to test day (maybe max out at 2-3 AAMC tests/wk around 2 wks before the exam).
 

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I'm pretty sure this has been settled many, many times over. EK is by far the winner when it comes to VR. Hands down.

yes. i was in the bookstore and fell in love. the KP practice is ok but i like their VR strategy. MCAT passages are very similar to the EK passages. The KP ones are kinda leery. Some are pretty short and the question sets are random.
 

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For science, most seem to suggest TBR and the EK but Kaplan gets some love as well. I don't think the differences are as crucial with the PS & BS sections. I'd suggest using a broad range of materials for those and with a focus on using the AAMC tests -- esp. as you get closer to test day (maybe max out at 2-3 AAMC tests/wk around 2 wks before the exam).

four weeks before the exam I lived on nothing but AAMC exams...if I wasn't testing I was just analyzing each question and reviewing in great detail. Come exam time it was just another day in the life.
 
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