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Kaplan 45.

Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by farley is god, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. farley is god

    farley is god Empty Tank.
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    Someone in another thread mentioned this book as a helpful tool to get past the 10 point "plateau."

    Has anyone used it? Any thoughts?

    Grassy ass
     
  2. Pinkertinkle

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    Used it for its sample passages mostly, but don't use it when the mcat gets close, cuz its good at breaking confidence.
     
  3. R_C_Hutchinson

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    if you're getting 34+ on average, give it a whirl; I used it and found it very helpful at honing my skills with trick questions and those that require test-taking skills to get out of. if you're in the 30 range, give it a try if you'd like, but there are other tings that will certainly help your score (and not hurt your pocketbook) more than this book.

    that said, be careful- it is what it says it is. that is, if you invest the 25 bucks, get ready for a book of brutal questions that will make you question your intelligence. if you can keep that in mind, then go for it.
     
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    I used the Kap 45 book over the spring break and it might be the only prep I would have.

    It was a brutal book and, sometimes, after reading a passage you barely get a good idea of what's about. I took the tests under timed conditions, and usually got about 60-65% of the science questions right and 72% in the VR portion. I really don't know what this means as regards the real deal coming in April. But as I said before, I am praying for the Mercies of Providence as I abhor the nature of this inevitable exam.

    Also the Kap book did a good deal of work in reinforcing/refreshing science concepts.
     
  5. Cerberus

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    I have heard from many people that it is a waste of time because it varies so much from the real mcat.
     

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