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gold standard

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by medtech, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. medtech

    medtech 7+ Year Member

    Mar 3, 2007
    Has anyone used gold standard materials and exams for there mcat test prep? if yes, how well do their questions level up to aamc exams and other test prep?
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  3. League54

    League54 7+ Year Member

    Jul 30, 2006
    Warrenville IL
    I opened up a thread about this a while ago and got some pretty negative feedback. You can always check the sticky, too.
  4. mdm2fly

    mdm2fly 5+ Year Member

    Jan 13, 2007
    i bought the prep book, and I took the first practice test, and it freaked me out. it was way more difficult than any other practice test. I personally wouldn't recommend it. the difficulty wasn't worth the practice.
  5. Foolins

    Foolins Member 2+ Year Member

    May 4, 2006
    The gold standard book itself is really useful. Not too detail oriented...(there's nothing on magnetism though, but mcat pearls can supplement that), but it forces you to focus on the general underlying concepts, which is invaluable come test time.

    I used the kaplan materials too...and once i got through those, seeing the material presented by the gold standard helped consolidate everything i had learned. The practice tests are great, and the verbal is infinitely better than kaplan (plus it's harder than the real deal, but harder in the right way).

    The audio stuff and video lectures are completely useless though. Don't waste your time or money on those. But i love the way the material is presented in the book...and my practice scores surged when i switched to studying the gold standard.

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