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QA study material

Discussion in 'PCAT Discussions' started by highlyfavored, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. highlyfavored

    highlyfavored obligated to serve God...
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    Any suggestions? either textbooks or pcat study guides. I don't think the Kaplan review book was helpful in this section.
     
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    Hey animal lover, do you love animals?
     
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    I agree. Most of the Kaplan practice problems required a calculator(same with the chem). So, does anyone have any suggestions specific to the QA section????
    I thought I would use the GRE practice,Kaplan, and maybe another PCAT prep book. Any suggestions???

    animal_lover...I think there were a few suggestions on the 90+PCAT thred, so you might check there as well.
     
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    I'm also curious as to what would be good supplemental study materials for the QA section. I'm hoping to finish up biology on Tuesday when I would then start on QA. I haven't taken calculus in forever and remember virtually nothing about it. I have the Kaplan book, but I hear that is not indicative of the actual test. Any advice?
     
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    Praxis math exam review would be helpful. A test that Teachers have to take to be "highly qualified" to teach math. The problems are very similar to PCAT. Here is a good online review with free practice tests that should help you see where you are weakest Practice Math

    I also thought Barron's quant section was good.


    Also GRE prep books have a math section that is similar to math on the PCAT.
     
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    Thanks so much. I'll check this out today. :D
     
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    When you say Praxis math exam review, do you mean this?

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0886852544/qid=1135977666/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/103-9375547-4005450?n=507846&s=books&v=glance
     
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    Yes. That looks like the official one, from ETS. There are others, too. My mom had to take the praxis test and she had a gazillion review books for it. Check your local used book store before you buy a new one.

    I only suggest this as supplemental to Barron's or Kaplan, which are designrd specifically for PCAT.
     
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    do we get to use calculators for the pcat? if not oh man im screwed.
     
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    no, you can't use a calculator. :(
     
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    I just got done taking the practice test for the QA from barron's. And right afterwards.. i took the kaplan's QA. I mean.. the difficulty level is so different. I am so depressed after I took the kaplan's. does anyone know under what level of difficulty the REAL pcat would stand between these two types of practice tests?
     

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