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examkrackers any good?

Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by chapinsita, Sep 6, 2002.

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examkrackers vs. prep course, which is better?

  1. Examkrackers (including audio osmosis) are sufficient for a great score!

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  2. Are you kidding? There is nothing like a prep course.

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  3. Depends which prep course....

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  4. A culmination of both is best for great results.

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  1. chapinsita

    chapinsita from premed to med!
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    I am in serious financial crisis, and I was thinking about purchasing the examkrackers 5vol. set and the audio osmosis CDs. If I did this, I would not take a prep course. Have any of you done this and done good? Is the examkracker series really that good?

    PS if you have an audio osmosis for sale....let me know ;) Thanks!
     
  2. isidella

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    I guess it depends on how you learn best.

    Certain people take commercial prep courses and still get low MCAT scores.

    Likewise, I am sure there are people who have purchased AO and did not find it helpful.

    Personally, I really liked AO. I refused to take a commercial prep course for many reasons. The money was not even a consideration in my decision.

    AO gave me "MCAT confidence" in the privacy of my own home.

    Good luck with your choice.
     
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  3. JScrusader

    JScrusader Senior Member
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    My advice would be to buy one of the books and listen to the sample CD they include. If it appeals to you, then get AO. Also, think about your classes. Can you learn simply by listening to the professor? Do you recall formulas by simply having them told to you? If not, i would just buy the books.
     
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  4. agent

    agent agent, RN
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    i plan to buy the ek books
     
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  5. Toejam

    Toejam Terminal Student
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    I'll let you know when my August scores come out.

    I tried Kaplan (books, tests only) and felt less prepared in April. I bought EK a month before the August test and felt that they explained practically everything so that any reasonably minded person could understand.

    The only problem is that the MCAT doesn't test very much on direct knowledge. I felt pretty confident that I understood at least 90% of what EK focused on, but the actual test seemed to dance around the facts and focused more on seeing how long you could last without jumping out the window.
     
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    Exactly.
     
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  7. agent

    agent agent, RN
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    yikes! :laugh:
     
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  8. Mudd

    Mudd Charlatan & Trouble Maker
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    Which is why whatever you do in your preparation, you have to do lots and lots of passages. Developing test strategy in conjunction with building an information base is key. With no pool of knowledge, you'll get spanked. But increasing the pool of information and understanding a pleathora of concepts is no guarantee you'll do well. Good test taking logic can take you far on the MCAT.

    For people preparing for future MCAT exams, learn from those who have gone before you; it is too easy to get a false sense of security from a preparation program that teaches material but doesn't emphasize testing.
     
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    thanks for the info. thats good to know..

    good thing ive always been a good test taker.
     
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  10. woolie

    woolie Intermountain West
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    You guys make me laugh so hard sometimes! :laugh: :laugh:

    "but the actual test seemed to dance around the facts and focused more on seeing how long you could last without jumping out the window"

    I couldn't stop laughing this is so right on!

    This is such a rediculous stupid test it makes me really mad. That said, I am going to get the EKrackers stuff and the tapes I guess and just do the TPReview free make up class (I never missed a class on purpose) for the sample tests and crank my butt off again starting in November.
     

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