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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by mimi1, Jun 13, 2002.

  1. mimi1

    mimi1 Senior Member
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    I'm starting to study for the MCAT for the THIRD time (my score went down the second time I took it). I've taken Kaplan and have used just about everything in their library. This time, I just want to get some good books to review, along with AAMC practice tests. Can any one suggest what they think are the best books?? I've heard good things about Examkrackers and am thinking of getting their books. PLEASE any advice you guys can give!! I'm so sick of this test and have run out of ways to study for it!!!
     
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  3. Pneumo

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    I was quite impressed with the Examkrackers series. I used the subject books for Bio, Chem, Organic, and Phys. I liked the fact that they attempted to instill an intuitive approach to the concepts presented. My only complaint is that occasionally a sentence or paragraph was worded so horribly that it hardly made any sense (but don't let that be a deterrent).
    To top it all off, I used AAMC Exams 2-6. In the end, I did exceptionally well on the real thing, so I guess the Examkcrackers didn't hurt.
     
  4. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping.
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    Berkeley review far and away has the most in depth books. check out <a href="http://www.berkeley-review.com" target="_blank">www.berkeley-review.com</a> (I think that's right)
     
  5. Jalby

    Jalby I fight crime at day when Batman are sleeping.
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    Oh yeah, there verbal isn't that good at all. But the rest of the books are great.
     
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    I used TPR stuff. They have tons of passages and some of them are impossible. Of course knowing your stuff is important, but even more so is doing as many as you can get your hands on.

    Man, 3rd time! I wish you the best.

    FYI, for mcat study techniques look at previous posts under my profile.
     
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    For the sciences I used the Kaplan, Flowers & Silver, and ARCO review books (old ones) that I checked out of the library. I used the AAMC practice tests to find my weak spots. For the verbal section I got every single test-prep book that contained reading comprehension passages in them (GRE, DAT, OAT, LSAT, GMAT, VCAT, etc.) and did hundreds of reading comprehension passages.
     
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    I took TPR and did great. I was doing ten billion things and couldn't do all the HW, but if you can manage to do it all I think you are set. I have MCAT books to sell if interested.
     
  9. mcwmark

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    Years ago...I had all that stuff, but I really only used TPR. Kaplan and Berkeley review just had way too much information for me--I think if you just know the basics and practice, practice, practice those test questions, you will get better at looking for the correct answer.

    Knowing how to take this test is much more important than knowing 100% of the material--just as it is for any test. Good luck.
     
  10. pocwana

    pocwana MD/MBA candidate c/o 2008
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    after diligent thread searching...

    <a href="http://forums.studentdoctor.net/ubb/ultimatebb.php?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=012648" target="_blank">MCAT 33+ What Prep Materials Did You Use??? </a>
     
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    Moving to the MCAT forum...
     

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