I took the Kaplan course and additionally ended up paying for the web review course just before the MCAT ( work, family, etc). I would definately agree with the above quote. I think I might have done better if I had not done the course. The web review course would have been enough for me.Originally posted by secretstang19
...the Kaplan tests tend to test more obscure details and minutae than you'll see on the actual test. The real MCAT will test more logic, and I think that this difference threw off a few of the Kaplan kids.
So that's probably more than my two cents... [/B]
I agree. I didn't take a prep course; I just plugged away at the material for 6 weeks and I got a 33 during the April administration. But those were the longest 6 weeks ever. While it certainly can be done without a prep course, I think that if I had the money I would have taken one. The fact that you want to get your money's worth will make you go to class and keep up with the material. My $0.02Originally posted by Miss Dr.
the prep courses keep you disciplined----help you stay on track, and really highlight the material you need to know. plus, you meet a bunch of crazy people that are taking it as well---and it helps to have that support group type atmosphere.
some people can just read read read and study for the MCAT on their own. good for them. i couldn't have done as well that way.