People say Collins and for the Bio prep, Kaplans.
What book do you guys think is best for preparing for the exam?
Use Dr Collins.
For the chem, bio, and math sections- as you go through it study the stuff you are not totally 100% w/ in depth in textbooks and review books.
In Collins you might see the question "What does a lack of vitamin C cause?" If you did not know the answer was scurvy or realized you don't remember a lot about the different vitamins. Go through your biology textbook and review the section on nutrition, especially all the common vitamins and problems that can be associated w/ deficiencies in them. Don't remember what a macrophage does? Review the whole immune system section. etc
I personally found Kaplan to be garbage compared to Collins
Source: 99th biology, 96th chemistry, 93rd math
Hey guys. I took the pcat last October and scored a 99 composite first sitting. I probably studied about 3 hours a day for about a month and a half. More on weekends. My advice would be this:
Buy multiple books. They all claim to put test-like questions out there but when you start going through them you will get a different feel from each as far as how they ask things and what they ask more etc.
I bought Kaplan, Barrons, and some little book that was just like a novel of questions, 2 on a page, answers on the back of each page.
Also, get and do the practice tests that Pearson gives to you.
If you can get through all of them, you won't be thrown off by something that one book didn't seem to think was so important.
Hello, since the PCAT is going to be CBT, wouldnt it be better to get a software-based review material (PCAT professor & PCAT achiever) to get used to computer format and getting used to reading questions off of a screen and not a piece of paper?
Also, I am planning to take the PCAT in 2012 but would like to start studying early. Should I buy studying materials early or should I wait for the newer study materials come out for the year I am taking it? Thank you.