Princeton Flowers & Silver vs. Princeton prep course books

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Does anyone know what the difference is between the Princeton review MCAT book available in bookstores (by Flowers & Silver) and the books that Princeton gives to its prep course students is? I've heard that the prep course books are by different authors and I know that they are a set of books with an in class compendium rather than the one lump book like the Flowers & Silver book. Do the Prep course books actually offer better prep? Are they organized better? Is the material better? Do the questions regarding each topic directly follow that topic as in the Flowers & Silver book? I hear Princeton?s verbal and writing sample prep is great, but when people say this are they talking about the Flowers & Silver book or the Prep Course Books? Could someone please shed some light on this for me?


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It's tough, because I've used the classroom books recently, but haven't looked at Flowers in years.

I think the classroom books are in a lot more detail. Combined, they're just about more book than you can carry.

Don't know how Flowers is for verbal, but the classroom stuff is decent.