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MCAT verbal tips

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Glry Rjtd CrnrStn, Mar 14, 2002.

  1. Glry Rjtd CrnrStn

    Glry Rjtd CrnrStn Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    for those of you who've run across any good mcat verbal practice books, please post here. my verbal score is the reason why i have to go thru hell again, so any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks.
     
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  3. Bevo

    Bevo Radiology, R1 7+ Year Member

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    liking the examkrackers book a lot.
     
  4. C U in MD school

    C U in MD school Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    i got two tips: 1) pray every night 2)go to ur school libary and pick up journals that u would never read and read them for 2 hours a day at least until the exam. good luck and dont panic the last few minutes of the veral section. every point counts. GOOD LUCK!!!
     
  5. Cody1MD

    Cody1MD USF MPH/DrPH 10+ Year Member

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    definitly pray, but also get the AMCAS MCAT material. U can get hem from their web site. Good luck.
     
  6. WonderBoy

    WonderBoy Physician 10+ Year Member

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    Exam Krackers all the way. Verbal stratergy is straight forward and effective. Book is cheap too cost like $12-15. Anyway check out their site <a href="http://www.examkrackers.com" target="_blank">http://www.examkrackers.com</a> , they have some good info.
     
  7. bubgump

    bubgump Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Are the ExamCraker books sold in stores or do you have to order them online?
    I too, am going through hell again just because of verbal.
     
  8. Dr. Dad

    Dr. Dad Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Thats kind of weird that you are left handed (I think so by your quote) and having trouble with the verbal section. I too am left handed and all of my life I have always had trouble with those kinds of reading comprehension things. I score really high on most tests I take, but the reading comprehension scores usually come out bad. I read something a while back that said that although left handers only make up 10% of the population in the US, they make up over 50% of the remedial reading classes in the nation. Its not because they are stupid or anything, in fact they tend to score higher then average on other straight forward tests. Its just the reading that seems to be a problem. Strange phenomenon, I wonder why.
     
  9. Street Philosopher

    Street Philosopher freebird 10+ Year Member

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    examkrackers verbal worked for me. been scoring very high on AAMC with their strategies.
     
  10. WISC-ite

    WISC-ite Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    KRACKERS buy it. <a href="http://www.examkrackers.com" target="_blank">www.examkrackers.com</a>

    IT has helped me a lot.
     
  11. WonderBoy

    WonderBoy Physician 10+ Year Member

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    buy it from <a href="http://www.bn.com" target="_blank">www.bn.com</a> or check <a href="http://www.booksamillion.com" target="_blank">www.booksamillion.com</a> they have the cheapest prices.
     
  12. Glry Rjtd CrnrStn

    Glry Rjtd CrnrStn Junior Member 7+ Year Member

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    much love to all those who have posted. and man, i got to get to work. i'm a freekin bum.

    and dr. dad, i'm not left-handed. my bad. i was making a reference to an episode of the simspons when mr. burns said, "my kingdom for a left-handed can-opener." so for the misleadin quote.
     
  13. Dr. Dad

    Dr. Dad Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    Well that scraps that theory. Back to the drawing board!
     
  14. saimabean5

    saimabean5 Member 7+ Year Member

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    what are the exam krackers method for verbal...i really dont want to buy the book...yeah i know im cheap....
     
  15. Street Philosopher

    Street Philosopher freebird 10+ Year Member

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    saimabean,

    the lessons are really brief. you can get through the book in like 15 minutes if you tried (without doing the practice problems). maybe you can find a bookstore that has it and can take a look while in the bookstore. although i haven't seen a bookstore with a physical store that carries it.
     
  16. saimabean5

    saimabean5 Member 7+ Year Member

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    thanks school boy!
     
  17. Bevo

    Bevo Radiology, R1 7+ Year Member

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    if you get the isbn # of the book you can have a local barnes and noble or borders and have them order it. you can look through it at the bookstore without having to purchase it
     
  18. C U in MD school

    C U in MD school Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    i still have my verbal examkracker book. if anyone wants it, ur welcome to have it.
     
  19. bubgump

    bubgump Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by C U in MD school:
    <strong>i still have my verbal examkracker book. if anyone wants it, ur welcome to have it.</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">people in this forum are way too nice!! I'll take it. If you're in LA, I'll be more than happy to come and pick it up!
     
  20. irongirl

    irongirl Member 7+ Year Member

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    It's all about speed. I found that the technique that helped me the most was to scan the questions before reading the passage, it saved a lot of time.
     
  21. C U in MD school

    C U in MD school Senior Member 7+ Year Member

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    bubgump: sorry, another sdner PM me for it. he already came by and got it. good luck!
     
  22. bubgump

    bubgump Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by C U in MD school:
    <strong>bubgump: sorry, another sdner PM me for it. he already came by and got it. good luck!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Oh well, thanks for offering. That was a really nice thing to do.
     

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