ashmash

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Hello All,
I am new to this website. I want to start studying for mcat but don't know where to begin. I am currently taking organic II and I am done with bio 1,2, chm 1,2 at school. My question is that do i go back to the textbooks and start reading those or get any other review books. Which are the best review books available? Please help me.

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Stick to MCAT test prep books. Also, check out the MCAT FAQ thread. Here's the ranking list:

Originally Posted by TheBoondocks
This question gets asked like every three days. In short, EK series are stripped down with the basics you need to know. Get EK bio, it is by far the best for bio, all the responses on SDN say this. Know this book cold. If you don't believe me, type in EK bio in the search function. Personally, you learn the best from passages, If you have time and the cash I highly suggest purchasing Berkeley Review Gen Chem and Ochem. There physics is good too, but with PR it may be redundant. You will thank me later. You'll probably want EK biology review and EK 101 biology passages and EK verbal 101. PR is good, however, if you want to kill the MCAT you have to be able to integrate material. That's what BR does better than anyone else. Like, be able to answer questions if you see the circulatory system wired in parallel series.

bio - 1. EK bio and 101 bio passages 2. Kaplan 3. PR/BR however, these don't suck, they're just detailed which turns off many people.

Physics 1. BR/Nova 2. PR 3. Kaplan I really think BR but they're are a lot of people who swear by Nova on this site

Verbal 1. Ek verbal and 101 passages 2. PR 3. BR 4. Kaplan (read stay from)

Gen Chem 1. BR by far 2. PR 3. Kaplan/EK

O Chem 1. BR by far 2. toss up between Kaplan/PR/Ek

That is a general list of what i have read on SDN for the past 4 years, i came here and lurked throughout highschool. Good luck and hopefully this will help. EK is for people who KNOW the material and want review. If you are weak in something BR is the best since it's the most detailed and PR is detailed too, Kaplan is in the Middle, and EK is the least detailed but that doesn't mean it's bad. Just depends on the person. If you can I would buy the BR Chemistry books and Physics book. If you complete the PR science workbook along with BR passages and EK bio, you will kill the sciences. Ek Verbal should help you out with verbal.
 
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ashmash

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Should I get the complete package books for example "EK complete packae" or justr EK bio? Does the package contain what's in EK bio? The complete package is only little more expensive than the other so i was thinking why not get the full thing.
 

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Should I get the complete package books for example "EK complete packae" or justr EK bio? Does the package contain what's in EK bio? The complete package is only little more expensive than the other so i was thinking why not get the full thing.
The "complete package books" contains the EK Bio book (plus EK Orgo, Phys, Gen Chem, Verbal). If you have other sources for Physics & Gen Chem, I would just order the EK Bio and/or EK Orgo.
 
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