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Kaplan MCAT 45? Is it a waste?

Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by kimicurtis, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. kimicurtis

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    Hey,
    Has anyone used this book, did it dramatically increase your score or was it just a waste of your time?
     
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    Hmmm...never heard of that one. If it's anything like the Kaplan Review Notes I am using, I'd stick with ExamKrackers or Berkely Review. Those seem to get the most praise on these forums and users who used them seem to do quite well.

    Might help to know a little more about that specific Kaplan book though, I never came across it before. So it might be decent for all I know. -2 cents.

    Edit: I just found it on amazon. Ah so it's an advanced book. If you're scoring really high as is and just need more practice it might not be bad. Though I heard Princeton Review and TBR can also give some very difficult passages to learn with. So they may help too. Hopefully someone more knowledgeable can chime in.
     
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    Thanks! I know a lot people say stay away from Kaplan, I just wanted to know if this book was different. For example, MCAT students don't usually like the Princeton Review but many people find the PR Hyperlearning to be a useful study aid. Examkrackers reviews are almost always positive.
     
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    Never heard of Kaplan notes. From where did you came to know about those notes ?
     
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    Go to amazon or eBay and search:Kaplan MCAT.
     
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    imo, kaplan is underrated and examkrackers is seriously overrated. just my opinion though
     
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    Out of curiosity, why would you say that?
     
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    I used the kaplan review notes and got a 39.. I thought they were a great resource
     
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    Did you use Kaplan 45 or just Kaplan Premiere?
     
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    I think its a waste. The material is hard but not in a good way.
     
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    It's just the strategies for reading the passages accompanied by passage sets. it's a condensed version of their strategic supplemental. you can't use that as a primary review thing. Get the premiere book instead if kaplan is your choice of study prep
     
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    I own a copy of the premiere, I will be using it to supplement my study. I was wondering whether Kaplan 45 provided dramatic score improvement.
     

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