mrdeez

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I have been using destroyer and bootcamp as my main study sources for a while now. I've been using achiever's practice tests once a week to make sure I have my timing down, but now that I'm getting acquainted with the types of problems that are found in the destroyer and bootcamp, I'm not sure if it is helping me or wasting my time.

I was gaining confidence when I started to see patterns in the types of problems between destroyer and bootcamp, but now when I take an achiever test, the problems are so far out of left field that I'm left staring at the screen scratching my head.

I have been working really hard to understand the problems I got wrong on bootcamp and destroyer, but when I do the same with achiever, something just feels...not right. Its almost like the problems are too foreign, like the amount of time spent mastering them will not pay off.

Does anyone have experience with this program? Am I good with just sticking to destroyer and bootcamp? I really got into a rhythm with those two and felt like I was learning more on days when I used those only.
 

Illumident

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I used Achiever solely for RC when I studied for the DAT a few years ago. It was not helpful, as the questions were too far out of left field like you said. They were really nit picky. Some of their explanations didn't even make sense. I legit wanted to call them and ask for my money back, but I'm not sure if it's because their passages were so hard that I did well on that section of the DAT or if it's that I ended up reading a lot because of them.

Either way, I still think Destroyer and Bootcamp are two of the more useful resources you can use to prep and learn. If Achiever is stressing you out, then it doesn't hurt to stop using it.
 

Faefly

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Nothing is worthless. Everything in life teaches you something.

It just gets you acquainted with super hard questions so in the real thing when you encounter a hard question, you'll think it's a joke in comparison to Achiever.
But just do 1-3 tests, not all 10.
 
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Zesta

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I gotta agree Achiever is still useful. It seams like they haven't updated their stuff for a while now but a couple of my friends still found it very helpful.
 
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