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Harcourt Practice PCAT: Is one harder than the other?

Discussion in 'PCAT Discussions' started by confusedgradu8, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. confusedgradu8

    confusedgradu8 2+ Year Member

    May 13, 2008
    I bought two practice tests from harcourt and completed both of them. For those who also bought both, did you find that one of the tests (Test #2) was much harder than the other one?

    I did really well on the first practice test, but not so hot on the second one.
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  3. dougwell

    dougwell 2+ Year Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    I found them both to be about the same. I used the 1st one to see how much I knew and to see where I needed to improve. I can honestly say that they weren't as hard as I thought they were gonna be. Twas a relief.
  4. Narrowstairs

    Narrowstairs 5+ Year Member

    Jun 20, 2008
    I thought they were about the same, maybe you just got unlucky with questions about things you were unsure of on one the tests.
  5. tellsarah

    tellsarah 2+ Year Member

    Feb 9, 2008
    My section scores were not consistant on both exams. On the second exam, I just knew more about the Bio material covered and got in the 80's but on the first exam, my scores were in the 60's. My verbal also varied between the two exams.

    I am not going to worry too much about the scores recieved on these practice exams. The wide range they give you for your scores is just too much to worry about. I did like the getting the extra practice.
  6. samfromVA

    samfromVA 5+ Year Member

    Aug 18, 2007
    In real exam, you will very less likely see problems that appear in Harcourt. Also, the problems that Harcourt gives you is somewhat harder then the real PCAT. Some might be similar, but most are not all that hard or that EASY.

    Test 2 was much harder then Test 1. So, yes that is true. Still, Harcourt is something that opens up ur eyes and gives u a type of questions that might appear.

    Best of luck :thumbup:
  7. dougwell

    dougwell 2+ Year Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    It's all relative ...

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