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I am not going to do Gold Standard Verbal. Bad move?

Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by BNSN, May 25, 2008.

  1. BNSN

    2+ Year Member

    Sep 10, 2006
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    I am taking the MCAT on July 18th. I am going to be done with content review (EK books, EK 1001 org, EK 1001 bio) by June 1st. From then till July 18th I plan to take as many FL practice exams as possible (I have access to about 40). However, I don't want to waste my time with low quality verbal. Most people say GS verbal is low quality.

    Would everyone agree with this?
  2. sirius08

    10+ Year Member

    Jan 23, 2008
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    I know that other people have found the GS practice tests helpful, but I personally did not. After scoring about 5 points lower on GS tests than on any others (and thinking the questions were frustrating and poorly worded), I decided to not use the 10 GS practice tests that I paid for and instead stuck with AAMC and Kaplan study materials. I ended up being very satisfied with that decision... I think it's a matter of prioritizing the materials that you feel are the most conducive to your own learning.

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