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Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by vanillabear55, 09.19.14.

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  1. vanillabear55

    vanillabear55 just keep swimming 7+ Year Member

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    I'm about to start the Sn2 study method, I unfortunately burned through all the AAMC practice tests studying beforehand, and am trying to not retest with old material.

    I have access to 1 online Kaplan full length, so I plan on using that, and the Gold Standard tests. MAYBE retaking a few AAMCs towards the end because, for some of them, it'll be a full year since I took them...but not 100% sure on that. I'm also considering paying for the TBR tests, but they're expensive..

    Thoughts? What was most worth the time and money for you?
     
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    Shirafune 2+ Year Member

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    Did you take the AAMC self-assessments? Those are pulled from AAMC6 and some other official sources, I think. It's great practice and even though you won't get a score, you can always see how your percentage correct matches up with other scales. I did all the self-assessments and did very similarly to my earlier AAMC FLs.
     
  4. vanillabear55

    vanillabear55 just keep swimming 7+ Year Member

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    Yeah I did unfortunately. I was going to use them to really pinpoint where I needed extra work with some of the EK 1001 books, and content review if needed, so I guess it wasn't a total loss haha
     
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    TBR tests are good. thinking about money is a mistake.... the 250$ is nothing compared to either the cost of going to an out-of-state school, having to study again, or the salary you will be making as a medical professional... when it comes to your studies, it is worth the money.
     
  6. vanillabear55

    vanillabear55 just keep swimming 7+ Year Member

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    I know, I know... just credit card debt + not working to study full time isn't the easiest situation lol
     

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