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Does anyone have thoughts about TPR 486?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Premed315U, Apr 6, 2002.

  1. Premed315U

    Premed315U Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 6, 2001
    I just took TPR 486. Does anyone have the conversion scale, and have people found it more, less, or equal difficulty to the real thing?

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  3. trout

    trout Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 27, 2002
    The great blue ocean
    Yeah 485 and 486 are easier than the rest of the 480 series...they were for people who were retaking the course and needed a confidence builder...use the amcas released ones they are probablythe *closest* to the real thing (I liked the A-D series)
  4. Premed315U

    Premed315U Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jul 6, 2001
    Are you serious? Because I understand A-D are much harder than the real thing.

    Please give me honest thoughts everyone!!! Please respond.

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  5. Mr.D

    Mr.D insipidus maximus 7+ Year Member

    Jan 23, 2002
    Los Angeles

    I would go ahead and use the MCAT III scale given that the 480 series exams were made during that time (from what I've heard at the PR). I believe the A-D exams also use the MCAT III scale, but they inform you to use caution when grading the sciences since those exams have much more difficult science question than the real MCAT. In any case, the 480 exams are pretty good, but the published AAMC Diagnostic Exams are MUCH BETTER indicators on what to expect on the real exam. Good luck with the MCAT in a couple of weeks.

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