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Gold Standard CBTs

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by trobin28, Apr 16, 2007.

  1. trobin28

    trobin28 New Member

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    Is anyone using the gold standard CBTs that can offer some feedback on how they compared to aamcs and kaplan's practice tests. I know nothing compares to aamcs but are they worth the effort.
     
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    Hi, I have the GS CBTs, I think the science section are on par with the AAMC while the verbal is on the easier side, however, overall I still think its good practice material.
    Cheers
     
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    So I bought these GS CBTs and took one earlier this week. I don't know, but it just felt like a weird test. I would say much more difficult than aamc, with many typos in the scirpt and very vague questions. Once I finished verbal and BS, I couldn't find the test I'd taken, so I can't even review it! Hopefully it will serve as a guide for areas that need improvement. Is anyone else finding the same issues. Do you guys think it might be better to take the paper kaplan tests I have? or is getting used to the computer test better?
     
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    Sometimes after I would take a GS CBT and let my computer sit a little while it would log me out. I would just have to log back in to access the review of my test again. I am not sure how it works with the one free test–you may be encountering some other problem. And yes, there are a couple of typos, but not that many. If you make them aware of the typo then they will fix it rather quickly. As far as the difficulty, I think you would benefit more from a test that is slightly harder than the real MCAT than one that is easier.

    DEFINITELY take computerized tests instead of paper tests. Personally, I think there is a big difference between a paper VR and a computerized VR. Taking computerized practice tests will also make you more comfortable and familiar with the new format before sitting down to take the real thing.
     

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