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Combining EK and Kaplan (Biological Sciences)

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by futuredoctor10, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. futuredoctor10

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    From reading a few threads, it sounds like several students are or plan to combine EK with Kaplan for Biological Sciences (specifically the Bio portion).

    Anyone planning to do this and interested, maybe we can post on this thread when we see things missing in one of the texts covered in the other text.

    For example:

    Gram staining (and differences between gram positive/gram negative bacteria) and fungi [talked about in Ch 3 Microbiology of EK] is not really talked about in Kaplan.

    Genetics and pedigree analysis is not talked about as well/as much in EK, but is more thorough in Kaplan.

    Fetal circulation and glomerular filtration/ GFR is discussed better in Kaplan.

    .... please add on things!
     
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    I am for sure...here is why

    AAMC practice test: BS 14
    Kaplan Tests: BS 13, 13
    EK: 10 (Fail :| )

    This scares me...and I will me making sure I know everything in their book and their 1001 bio question thing. Their practice test showed me to be prepared for anything!
     
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    hmm yeah this might be a good idea. I'm only studying with kaplan right now, but I want to know if there are any big deficiencies with it. I'm debating about going out and getting the EK bio book (I have 1001, but not the actual content book) and reading that, but if there aren't TOO many holes in kaplan's books, I guess I could just read online about those topics. I really don't want to have to order/pay for the book and spend a good chunk of time reading it if I don't have to.
     
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    junkct- you could probably just read those topics online and that would be sufficient.
    The EK Bio book is amazing but if you already have Kaplan, most material will overlap...

    Anyone using both books, pl feel free to note things here you think one doesn't cover that the other does.
     
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    im using the aamc biological topics for the mcat as my outline..and fleshing it out using ek, kaplan and online resources..that may be a good place to start so that you dont miss anything. and even if both books cover the material, its nice to get different perspectives.
     

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