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Taking TPR but using Examkrakkers Books

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Is this a bad idea? I like the Examkrakkers books a lot more than princetons. I was thinking of going to lecture for the 2 1/2 hrs S-W and then using Examkrakkers Audio Osmosis along with books outside of class. How does that sound?
 

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hahaha that's exactly what I'm doing now...cept I'm taking kaplan. AudioOsmosis + 1001 question books(and 101 verbal passages) + Kaplan class until around mid-march --> then straight up practice for a month
 

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actually i'm using BOTH sets of books. here's my strategy: first, i do the princeton review reading, make notes and flashcards, and do all the workbook problems. then, i go to the examkrackers chapter that has the same material, and highlight the parts of my princeton review notes and flashcards that are ALSO covered in examkrackers. afterward, i do the examkracker problems.

i figure, with this method, i'll have a solid foundation of all the nit-picky princeton review stuff, with a focus on the most important bits (as ascertained from the EK books). . . hope it works!!
 

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Here's a radical thought: maybe you should ask your teachers what they think. My students ask me this question regularly; my answer is probably not exactly what you would expect. If there is a way to make my students do better, I, like all other TPR teachers, am all for it. Examkrackers books have some virtue for some students, but are a poor mesh with TPR methods in some ways. You should discuss it, in detail, with your instructors before committing your MCAT performance to an untested (from your perspective) strategy.

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TPR verbal, physics, bio
 

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let me revise what i said previously: i'm using both sets of books for the bio and physical sections ONLY; for verbal i'm using just princeton review. i think the PR verbal strategies work well for me-- mapping, summarizing, etc.
 

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IM doing the same thing. Taking TPR, using the ek books, I dont attend the classes either, since I've reviewed most of the material already anyway. I'm also following the EK 10wk study schedule, not PR's schedule...but I definitely want to do more PR problems.

*me* :thumbup:
 

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What I say is forget all the whether it works or not jargon and just do it =D...keep learning/practicing/learning/practicing woot
 

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KlimtOphile said:
IM doing the same thing. Taking TPR, using the ek books, I dont attend the classes either, since I've reviewed most of the material already anyway. I'm also following the EK 10wk study schedule, not PR's schedule...but I definitely want to do more PR problems.

*me* :thumbup:

what is the 10 wk study schedule? please let me know. I took PR but also bought EK because it is more clear.

thanks :thumbup:
 
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