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Most appropriate practice test for a first time diagnostic?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by DougFlutie, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. DougFlutie

    DougFlutie Early Retirement
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    So, I'm finally ready to start prepping for April. Which test should I take to gauge my strengths/weaknesses and see which direction to head? I've heard many people use AAMC 3r, while others use Kaplan or EK.

    Suggestions are very appreciated.
     
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  3. HunterGatherer

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    AAMC 3R or any EK exam.

    also there is a free online TPR exam and a free online kaplan exam. Both are full length and may be used for diagnostic or part of your practice exams. I'd do those before the AAMC exams though.
     
  4. DougFlutie

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    Thank you. But more specifically, which one will give me the most accurate idea of where my abilities are? I'm a little concerned that one from TPR or Kaplan might be extraneously difficult in order to terrify premeds into taking their courses.
     
  5. DrBowtie

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    6-8 AAMC are thought to be most accurate. However, use 3R for a diagnostic. The diag won't matter much except point you to weak areas in your content knowledge. Save the best exams for right before the test such that you can get a good idea of how you will score on the real deal a week or two before it.
     

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