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MCAT Biology

Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by blackdoc, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. blackdoc

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    I have both the kaplan review notes and examkrackers books for biology. I currently plan on studying from both books. However, would it be better for me to study from just one book? If so, which book would be more beneficial to me?
     
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    http://mcat-review.org/biology.php

    Read EK then look at that. EK helps a bunch. Never tried Kaplan

    Don't worry about your performance on the EK tests but if you're doing TBR Bio passages the EK ones will seem pretty simple by comparison
     
  3. dancerdoc89

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    ...that MCAT review site is great!

    btw, coming from a Kaplan standpoint, I've noticed that Kaplan misses a lot of crucial points (i.e. concepts of evolution, like stabilizing/directional selection, etc.) but what it does "teach" is really good.

    I have read on another thread somewhere on SDN that Kaplan really aims to prep you for ~30 and that the prep isn't that vigorous...I would have to agree. I'm using my own college text books in addition to Kaplan to clarify concepts. Not sure about EK. Good luck, though.
     
  4. mcarrick

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    Kaplan definitely teaches concepts of evolution such as stabilizing/directional, etc.

    From what I've seen Kaplan has prepared me well for the Biology section, although I have a strong science background. I am scoring 13-14 on the BS section on AAMC exams.
     
  5. paul411

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    I used EK all the way and did well (14 BS). I highly recommend them!
     
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