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Best Physics Review?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by Willis7, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. Willis7

    Willis7 7+ Year Member

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    I just wanted to know what the best mcat physics book is. I have the Kaplan, NOVA and Barrons. I know Barrons is not good, but the NOVA biology helped me and the Kaplan is known for having great prep material. Just wanted to know what you think. Thanks in advance.
     
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    Shilpa1125 2+ Year Member

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    I agree, Nova is by far the best. I use Nova in conjunction with ExamKrackers because there's maybe one or two sections which I feel Nova needs some supplement to, so I use EK with Nova on those sections...but if you want to use mainly one, stick with Nova, it's amazing! And the author throws in little jokes and makes some of the questions funny so it makes answering the questions a little more amusing.
     
  5. kstreet

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    Bump for Nova.
     
  6. ronehh

    ronehh in the original position 7+ Year Member

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    I agree. EK gives pretty good end of lecture tests. I make sure to do the EK lecture and any corresponding NOVA sections
     
  7. J ROD

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    NOVA.

    TPR is good too.
     
  8. Willis7

    Willis7 7+ Year Member

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    Much appreciation, thank you all very much for your assistance.
     
  9. moto_za

    moto_za Member 10+ Year Member

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    Tpr Or Nova? :)
     
  10. minah86

    minah86 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Where can I purchase Nova's physics book?
     
  11. Barfalamule

    Barfalamule Member 10+ Year Member

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    amazon.com has it for ~$30 or so.
     
  12. dill_punjabi

    dill_punjabi 2+ Year Member

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    Has anyone used Barron's New MCAT 2007 by Hugo Seibel, Mangum, Conway, Shanholtezer?
    If yes how you evalute practice tests compared to real test?
     
  13. WonderBoy

    WonderBoy Physician 10+ Year Member

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    I have that book and the test aren't anything close to real MCAT. Although you could use the questions/tests to review stuff, but I would stick with AAMC tests or even kaplan over the barron tests.
     
  14. arsenewenger

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    Has anybody used Richard Feymann's physics lectures?
     
  15. moto_za

    moto_za Member 10+ Year Member

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    is the nova good to relearn 2nd sem material? or should i just use a regular text book? I have the tpr book and it is ok. thanks for any help!
     
  16. Barfalamule

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    Nova covers all topics relevant to MCAT. So electricity/magnetism from second sem. are all there. Having said that, nothing can beat a good textbook. I would do the Nova lectures and problems, then find a second source to do problems and see if you are retaining the info after doing Nova. If not, goto the textbook, etc.
     
  17. minah86

    minah86 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Is the name of the book "Nova's Physics"? I typed that in amazon and it gave all types of different material. What exactly is the name of the book, if that's not it?
     
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  19. minah86

    minah86 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    ^ Thanks for that!
     
  20. ankit1ag

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    Is nova good in all the subject areas (bio, orgo, chem) or just Physics?
     
  21. J ROD

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    Just Physics from what I hear.
     

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