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Best way to prepare for PCAT?

Discussion in 'PCAT Discussions' started by mnykr, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. mnykr

    mnykr 5+ Year Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    I have a masters degree in chemistry however I am very weak in biology.

    What books and / or materials are best to prepare me for the biology questions?

    I also dont mind helping people with chemistry questions.
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  3. omnione

    omnione SDN Pharmoderator Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

    Do you mean the PCAT?:)

    I've taken the MCAT, and I like the Kaplan and Examkrackers books the most. Kaplan's book is a little overkill and dense while Examkrackers is easier to read but a little underkill. If you have problems with the MCAT style of questions and/or need practice, I would reccommend the 1001 Questions series by Examkrackers. Reviewers have said that there are occassional errors in those books, so I would be wary of that.

    If you are talking about the PCAT, then those books would work too. However, the PCAT doesn't have as much material as the MCAT in the science sections. For your purposes, you wouldn't have to omit much of the biology or chemistry content in MCAT prep books.
  4. mnykr

    mnykr 5+ Year Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    i did mean the pcat sorry. it has been a long day.
  5. Kingstun

    Kingstun 2+ Year Member

    Mar 2, 2007
    First things first sign up for the pcat not the mcat that would really mess your world up!
  6. All4MyDaughter

    All4MyDaughter SDN Mommystrator Pharmacist Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    May 7, 2005
    Ivory Tower
    :) I'll edit the name of your thread for you.
  7. haruhi


    Mar 2, 2007
    i really liked the kaplan 2007 book. i used that to study for about 2 months and did very well on the exam. :D
  8. GoTeamVenture

    GoTeamVenture 5+ Year Member

    Feb 1, 2007
    I also used the 2007 Kaplan book. I got an 85%; my study partner got a 99%. We both did all our science courses at a community college.
  9. LowGPAHighPCAT

    LowGPAHighPCAT Use the Schwartz! 2+ Year Member

    Mar 5, 2007
    Broken Arrow, OK

    I actually used a Kaplan MCAT study guide instead of a PCAT guide. I got a 99% on biology and a 95% composite. I bombed the math section (got a 55) because I didn't study it enough. The rest of my scores were mid to high 90's.
  10. TheHillCrew

    TheHillCrew 2+ Year Member

    Jan 24, 2007
    I have four PCAT study books for sale. I have the Kaplan 2007, Peterson's 2005, Cliffs test Prep, and Barron's.

    ISBN's are: 0764117130 Barrons
    0764505865 Cliffs test Prep
    0768914892 Petersons
    1419577905 Kaplans

    I checked on Amazon and found the Kaplan cost 28.35, cliffs cost 13.59, and the Barrons and Petersons were not in stock. I will sell all for books for 30 or Best Offer. I am from West Palm Beach Florida area. I would like to sell the books to someone from area so we could just meet up and skip the whole shipping thing. I also have two Organic Chemistry Study guides that are on Amazon for 28.95 and 26.99. ISBN's 0471272353 and 0471738085. I will sell both books for 25 bucks. P.M me if interested.

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