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Question about Kaplan 08-09 book

Discussion in 'PCAT Discussions' started by sashagrl259, Jun 12, 2008.

  1. sashagrl259

    sashagrl259 5+ Year Member

    Sep 2, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    I'm currently studying for the PCATs from the newest Kaplan book (08-09) and sometimes there are calculations that seem kind of hard to do without calculator in a reasonable amount of time. For example, in the chemistry section I had to multiply (22.4)(1/2)(318/273). Does rounding and approximating usually work? Also, do you get a periodic table?

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  3. GatorGirl87

    GatorGirl87 2+ Year Member

    Jun 1, 2008
    I haven't taken the PCAT yet, or even tried the practice tests, but I had the same problem with the Kaplan book. I remember the exact problem you are talking about, among others. My guess is that if one problems calculations take a little longer to do, some of the other problems should be short to make up for the time. Then again, that is just my guess I really can't say for sure.

    You don't get a periodic table. From what I've heard, just worry about knowing the numbers for the important elements like C,O,H,N, and maybe a few others. I also noticed Kaplan kind of assumed you knew the numbers for odd-ball elements, but according to everyone I spoke to, the test won't throw that at you.
  4. sakigt

    sakigt Junior Member 10+ Year Member

    Apr 19, 2006
    Jacksonville, FL
    My rule of thumb: If its too difficult to do without a calculator, it probably isnt on there.

    Exception: Ideal Gas law

    GatorGirl, which campus you trying to get into? Im praying for Jax.
  5. GatorGirl87

    GatorGirl87 2+ Year Member

    Jun 1, 2008
    I'm hoping for the Gainesville campus! Good luck!
  6. Farcus

    Farcus 10+ Year Member

    Nov 28, 2007
    My Bed
    are you guys talking about the UF extension in jax? I actually live in jack too, except i go to uga :D

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