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MCAT Homestudy: supplementing Examkrackers

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by premed bedhead, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. premed bedhead

    premed bedhead 10+ Year Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    I am following EK's 10-week home study schedule to prepare for the MCAT on August 15th. I'm becoming somewhat paranoid over the lack of depth in some sections, though, would like to supplement EK with additional prep books -- perhaps Kaplan's Premier Program, Princeton Review, Berkeley Review Homestudy, etc, but I don't want to overload myself.

    Does anyone have any strong opinions on which book(s) would be best to use?
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  3. dn1


    Aug 10, 2007
    I'm using EK materials as well and I agree with you. I'm currently supplementing the materials with the Kaplan Premier Book along with college textbooks. I only use the textbooks for material I'm not completely clear on. So far, this method seems to be working well.
  4. requeim

    requeim lejittt 10+ Year Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    Ann Arbor
    yeah, i'm in the same boat as you guys. i just picked up one of my friends old tpr books to go over some of the stuff that isnt covered to well with the ek stuff (ie. chemistry and physics)
  5. nikeshp

    nikeshp Banned 2+ Year Member

    May 14, 2008
    would you guys care to explain? i bought ek complete study guide, and i think its going fine, im not really sure what i am missing that ek doesn't cover.
  6. requeim

    requeim lejittt 10+ Year Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    Ann Arbor
    it more of supplementing what EK brushes over compared to other books which go into greater detail. EK to me seems to be more geared toward students who have a basic understanding of all the topics and want a refresher about the topics and then some more.
  7. I'm supplementing the EK books with Kaplan Premier Program too. Right now, I'm going to read the whole Kaplan book before starting the EK 10 week home study on July 7. I'm taking the MCAT on September 13. I have read some of the EK, and I do think Kaplan covers more. We'll see how it goes! :)
  8. Tiss229

    Tiss229 7+ Year Member

    Feb 17, 2007
    same deal here. I think EK is excellent for bio and I dont really need much orgo review. I'm using NOVA for physics and kaplan to supplement both physics and EK for inorganic. Hopefully it works out.
  9. siberianhusky88

    siberianhusky88 2+ Year Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    i'm supplementing ek with kaplan, gold standard, nova physics, and the list that aamc topics tested. i like to look at the topic list and then read on that topic in all the books

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