QUOTE="Isa1996, post: 21765273, member: 941427"]
And their 90th percentile gaurantee only takes into account the students who did Everything! Which makes sense, because you can’t just magically sign up for the course and expect to do well. If you do Altius, choose a simple package and be as engaged as possible during the online group sessions. Try to answer questions and work your tail off.
I used it and scored 90th. There was nothing special about the material. As a matter of fact, I stopped using it halfway. They spend a LOT of time explaining why they’re the best all through the content. It got real old and I found more interesting material through Khan and a premade Anki deck. The tests were good. The group study was helpful. The tutor helped a little too but the tests were the best part.
I think the basic package is great because The mastery sessions were not that helpful and if anything they were another activity that took away from your time that you could be completing the other activities. I know that I missed 2 mastery sessions, but attended all of my other sessions and they still gave me my gaurantee.
I really liked their style and emphasis on active learning. I learned how to use Anki and how to make good notecards which is going to be invaluable when I start med school in August!
Structured! You start of by taking a mini quiz of a science subject and another of CARS. And they are all passage based like the real MCAT. Then you spend the rest of the time going through each answer in depth and reviewing it. Then your instructor gives you the correlating pages in the altius book For the concepts covered. Really helpful, but a lot of people won’t participate and it’s not helpful unless you try to participate and be engaged.Thank you. Are the sessions structured? Or are they more like study halls?
If you were to study again, which PS questions would you do instead?I've taken all 10 FL tests and I echo the sentiments above about the first five being better. I felt that the CARS questions weren't as representative of the actual test (one example that pops up is they have a lot of "which of the following statement is least supported by the author's passage" compared to AAMC FL, practice questions, or my real test). I also thought the psych section had a disproportionate amount of niche knowledge questions compared to application questions.