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How are the 3 Berkeley Review CBTs?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by supertrooper66, Jun 5, 2008.

  1. supertrooper66

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    Before I spend $100, I would like to hear some ppl's opinions on them. btw, I already did a search and not much luck!

    I'm pretty sure I'm going to be getting them anyways, but I still want to know what you guys think. I know BRTeach said they're good, so I know they have to be decent.

    I'm retaking the test July 10th, so I want to order more practice tests like today to have them here by next week in order to start practicing again. I just used the AAMC tests before and only have one of them left. I'm not taking any prep courses, thus I don't have access to all these practice tests. What other tests do you guys recommend to buy? I'm going to need more than 3 new BR ones...thanks!
     
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  3. J ROD

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    I also would like to know about the Berk review CBTs. I would suggest getting your hands on Kaplan practice tests.
     
  4. I know Gold Standard has 10 cbt's. I haven't used it but i heard people say that they are good for practice, no so much the real deal indicator, Any opinion's?
     
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    I really don't care for them. There are far too many "debatable" answers to their questions, their passages are very short, and they make up for it by giving you a tricky question. Their VR is too easy. I finished their VR sections with 10-15 minutes to spare at times, and I'm usually racing the clock on AAMC's.

    In short: I did 5 of them and just let the other 5 go to waste b/c even though I spent money on them, I didn't find them that helpful. Time and money would be much better spent taking difficult Kaplan PS/BS materials (I never took any of their tests, just sectionals/topicals/etc) because they REALLY make you think about the concepts and how they relate to the equations.
     
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    yea but how do you get ahold of kaplan practice tests if you don't take the class? they give you online access or something through the class. i don't know where else to get them, and all my friends are too greedy to share theirs since kaplan only lets you take a test once.
     
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    There are PDF versions floating around on ebay, I believe.
     

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