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Thoughts on TBR 2011-2012?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by iamabsolute, Apr 1, 2018.

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  1. iamabsolute

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    To any pre-meds who have taken the recent MCAT (2015-Present) I was wondering what you think of the TBR 2011-2012 Bio/OC/GC/Physics books? I would also appreciate your feedback on my plan below.

    I really want the new TBR but they are all sold out. Is the 2011-2012 version sufficient? I plan to supplement with EK 9th ed and Khan Academy to make sure I don't miss anything. I really like the amount of passages in TBR, but I don't know if they are all still relevant. I'm aiming for as high of a score as possible (520+ would be amazing). If 2011-2012 is fine, my plan is as follows:

    Bio
    TBR core
    Supplement Bio with EK9, supplement Biochem with Kaplan
    For extra passages: EK1001 (2003) and TPR Science WB

    Gen chem
    TBR core
    Supplement with EK9
    Passages: EK1001 (2003), TPR Science WB

    O chem
    TBR core
    Supplement with EK9 + Kaplan (if needed)
    Passages: EK1001 (2003), TPR Science WB

    Physics
    TBR core
    Supplement with EK9
    Passages: EK1001 (2003), TPR Science WB

    P/S
    TPR + Khan Academy 300 page notes core
    Supplement with Kaplan (for social psych)
    Passages: NS content review

    CARS
    EK9 core
    Passages: EK101 (2008), TPR hyperverbal, Testing Solutions

    Other material
    Khan academy passages/notes/videos
    AK videos
    AAMC all materials
    Maybe TPR in class compendium (got it free)

    FLs
    AAMC x3 + AAMC (old) x9
    TPR x3
    KAP x3
    TBR x2
    GS x10

    Anything I should avoid/not use? If TBR 2011-2012 isn't sufficient what would be? Thanks in advance
     
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  3. MCATKINGS

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    The TBR lists the difference between the new and the old books here: Used BR Books (Price suggestions)

    Also you can start with Psych/sociology and reviewing the content prior to using old TBR books if you plan to get the new ones.
     
  4. PlsLetMeIn21

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    So far, I have found TBR to be super helpful at getting me to be more methodical and systematic when solving questions. That is where they are most helpful. They teach you how to take the test.

    I assume you are joking about them being sold out, because I ordered mine and got them five days later.
     
  5. JBruinW

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    Use Kaplan for biochem and bio it's much better than tbr. Tbr is really good for g and o chemistry and physics
     

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