Similar to the book, "I kissed dating goodbye", I wish I would have done the same with Kaplan, mainly because of the cost of freakin $1200!! My conclusion with kaplan: your wasting your money, and possibly time. This subject interests me because I find it to be a subject of economics and see kaplan falling on its face if it doesn't change things around. People buy kaplan because the shoe fits. Thats what I did, and I know for certain thats what most people do (kaplan came to my campus, advertised for 2 days, and signed up 35 of the 40 known serious pre-medical students, ie competitive). If it fits, then wear it, right? NO!! This is not to bash on kaplan, because I went from a 15 on my diag. to a 30 by test 3, with a lot of hard work and memorization in the sciences (which, btw, is the key to quick imprvmnt). Yet, I think this would have occured with or without kaplan. Reading from the popular post by Dario, I must say that I agree with what is being said. First of all, even if Dario is lying, does it make a difference? When one reads/scans SDN notes by those taking kaplan, very few are showing much improvement. However, when one scans those using EK's material, I have found hardly any negative comments. I actually doubt dario is lying because I know other people that dropped kaplan and have had somewhat similar stories. I agree with the poster that basically said: work IN=work OUT. I also agree with Dario, who said the stuff about critical thinking skills. I think kaplan severely lacks in preparing students for the critical thinking level of the mcat. I used some of EK's material and found it to be more helpful thinking towards MCAT style and not general physics. There is a difference. I have many disappointed friends in kaplan also. There were 8 of us in the course, 3 dropped out and 2 others stopped coming to class. Also, when I went back home during spring break, I attended a kaplan class to make up a lecture I missed, and for some reason the same disappointment was apparent in that class also. BTW, I do not work for EK. I almost feel kaplan is like a nike shoe, where everyone buys it because it has a good reputation. Yet, I think, like Dario, jot and others that Kaplan needs to revise their program. I think audio osmosis by EK is a novel idea, that will saturate the market as it continues to gain popularity. Those taking the Aug. MCAT, this is a good review source. If I had to do it all over again, not to scare anybody, I would not have enrolled in kaplan. I felt more scared with all the material they gave us (review, practice tests) than I should have. If your taking the august mcat, I would suggest buying an EK book in your weakest area, thats what took me "over the top.: Sorry Miss bonnie, I think I have posted only 7 times.... this is number 8 for you!