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Gold Standard Practice MCAT CBTs

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  • 100% online with instant access.
  • 10 full length practice new MCAT CBT tests including verbal sections: GS-1 to GS-10; explanations and instant scores for all multiple choice sections.
  • Follow your progress and compare yourself to thousands of other students in your personal History Section.
  • Be part of a community in the MCAT Prep Forum monitored by Dr. Ferdinand.
  • One payment with access for up to 1 year.
    Note: if you do not want access to all 10 practice tests but rather you would like to to have access to fewer, click here: Practice MCATs
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A regular PC computer (minimum of Pentium 200 MHz) or Apple computer (minimum of Mac OS X - Panther).

Gold Standard MCAT will give away access to 10 Practice MCAT CBTs for three months to one lucky member and access to 3 Practice MCAT CBTs for three months to another lucky member. Winners for each raffle will be drawn from among the members who post questions about the product or otherwise meaningfully contribute to the discussion.
 
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If you're not ready to take the MCAT within the year, can you extend the subscription?
 

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We followed a random group of students for 3 years after they took our complete course (Platinum Package) and 2/3rds were admitted to medical school.
 

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How do scores on your CBTs compare to the AAMC's as well as to students taking the actual MCAT?
You mentioned being able to compare yourself to other students via a history feature. I assume this gives you your percentile rank on a test? How do these percentile ranks (or whatever method is used) compare with actual performance for most students? (Is the distribution representative, do you think?)
 

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We have 2 threads on www.mcat-prep.com/forum discussing your questions and there are dozens of threads on SDN discussing GS practice tests vs both practice and real AAMC tests. The general conclusion in that students will on average score at least 2 points higher on the real MCAT compared to the GS practice MCAT.
 

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How comparable are these to the real MCAT? Are they updated regularly?
 

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Our exams are updated every year. Comparing to the AAMC is discussed in the last response.
 

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what is the format of feedback we will get from the CBTs when we get a question wrong? Paragraph long explanation?lesson plan? strategy tips?
 

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On average, each question does have a paragraph explanation (but, of course, sometimes several paragraphs are used depending on the potential for learning).

But that is just beginning. All questions (and there are more than 1400) have a link to an individual thread for further discussion or clarification if you deem necessary. Most science questions also have a specific reference for further reading and a direct link to a streaming science video for background information.

Upon completing a test, students can click on a Diagnosis link to get a detailed report revealing which topics would require more work and how to get to where you want to go.
 

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Do the CBT result analysis have the same breakdown as AAMC? For example, will they tell you that out of 3 questions on equilibrium you got 2 right and out of 2 questions on bonding you got 1 right...
 

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Do the CBT result analysis have the same breakdown as AAMC? For example, will they tell you that out of 3 questions on equilibrium you got 2 right and out of 2 questions on bonding you got 1 right...

After completing a test, you can check out your results and get a diagnosis of them in a format that breaks it down as you described.

But why tell you, when you can check it out yourself.

For access to a FREE practice MCAT exam, click on the link for MCAT-prep.com or go directly to the signup page by clicking on FREE MCAT tab.

I sense I know how to answer the next questions (he he!). Yes, you can take the practice tests as often as you want during your access period and each attempt is saved in your personal History section with full Diagnostic and Prescription reports.

You can take them as FL tests or section by section.

Review is setup to be done on your computer, laptop or iPhone.
 
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Can you only take each exam only once? Or is it like the AAMC practice exams where you are allowed to retake as many times as you'd like? Can you only take the exams as a whole once you've started an exam, or can you take them by sections? For example, take physical sciences one day, and finish verbal and biological sciences the next?

Also, can you print the test questions and explanations after taking the exam in order to review and go over the practice exam? Or can you only view them on the computer?

Thanks!
 

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Is it possible to get your essays scored online, as well?
 

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Does the content on the MCAT really change that much from year to year or does it usually consist of the same information?
 

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Can you only take each exam only once? Or is it like the AAMC practice exams where you are allowed to retake as many times as you'd like? Can you only take the exams as a whole once you've started an exam, or can you take them by sections? For example, take physical sciences one day, and finish verbal and biological sciences the next?

Also, can you print the test questions and explanations after taking the exam in order to review and go over the practice exam? Or can you only view them on the computer?

Like the AAMC exams, you can take the GS tests repeatedly and each attempt is saved in your own private History section. You can do the whole exam or sections separately.

The review experience is intended to be online only. In fact, the review experience includes a thread in our forum for every question (over 1400) and references for background information, a complete explanation plus links to videos for more than 90% of the science questions.
 

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Does the content on the MCAT really change that much from year to year or does it usually consist of the same information?

Major content and structure changes occurred in 1991, 2003 and of course 2007 (CBT).


Is it possible to get your essays scored online, as well?

Essays are scored only for students specifically registered: MCAT Writing Sample
 

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How many practice tests on average do students take before the real deal? I know it can't hurt to take all 10; I just want to get an idea.
 

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Students who are successful with the real MCAT normally (on average!) use 15-20 full length practice MCAT CBTs (for example, most of the GS tests and most or all of the AAMC tests).
 

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Does the content on the MCAT really change that much from year to year or does it usually consist of the same information?

Just so you know, as mentioned, the last content change was 2003 (though the last major content change was 1991). What about the next? The next major content change that the AAMC expects to do will be in 2014. So the current GS practice exams will continue to be relevant practice for the MCAT for at least a few more years.

And technically, we also now replicate the new MCAT's bells and whistles in any browser (Firefox, Explorer, Safari, etc) using any computer (PC, Mac): on screen highlighter, strike-out, mark question, review page, etc. And when you review your test (check explanations), all your highlighting and striking out is saved so you can evaluate your focus/reasoning.
 
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