Dr. Collins easier than real PCAT?

Discussion in 'PCAT Discussions' started by SClENCE, 09.18.14.

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  1. SClENCE

    SClENCE 2+ Year Member

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    So I'v spent around 2 hours with the biology study material and took one of the practice tests and got a 46/48 and finished the test in 12 minutes

    I took the real PCAT around 2 years ago (admittedly before I took microbiology/biochemistry I & II) and only scored around a 65 percentile on the Biology section

    I just feel like the questions were really easy... I feel like the real PCAT will be a lot harder and still feel like I'm not prepared

    Any input? Or suggestions on topics to cover not in Collins?

    The only thing I really had to look at was the endocrine system (glands/hormones) and refresh myself on the path of blood through the heart... everything else just seemed common sense and I feel like I'm missing something here

    The only other thing I can think of is to go more in-depth with the A&P material and straight up start memorizing diseases (and their cause) along with random classification names of organisms

    Were their any in-depth questions dealing with immunology/biochemistry? I feel like collins completely ignores these and even the A&P questions were somewhat lacking
     
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    Futbol99 2+ Year Member

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    Make sure you buy Pearson practice exams and that should let you know how bio is on the real deal.
    Do all the Dr. collins test, imo I felt thee was an upward trend in "difficulty", but not really, it is just they tested more detail oriented things, which helped me study better.
    I think the point of the pcat bio is they throw at you so many questions in a short time, you either know it or you dont scenerio..not too much time to sit there and ponder. That's how it felt anyways.

    With that and 2 practice exams, in only 2 weeks, I scored 92 percentile on real thing. Not bad. So do all Dr. Collins tests and practice exams, and thats should gauge it.
     
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    Yeah I'v been scoring really good on the Collin's bio and I did buy the Peasron tests and scored about the same, which is good

    With chem on the other hand I have scored 38/50, 42/50, 40/50 39/50, 40/50 on the Collins that I have taken so far and only got around 75 percentile on the Pearson test despite me spending 3x more time on Chem. I'm consistent but not where I want to be
     

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