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TPR Hyperlearning Verbal Hella hard?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by ihatecoldplay10101, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. ihatecoldplay10101

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    So I've been taking the EK Exams (Finished EK Exams 1-9, 7, 7, 8, 8, 10, 10, 10, 11, 12) and have been taking passages from the TPR Hyperlearning Book (Averaging at about a 10 based on the EK Scale).

    BUT, I recently took the full length (There are a few 7-passage, 40-Q questions in TPR H), and I got like 25/40 which is a 8.

    My MCAT is in a week! I'm freaking out!

    I'm retaking the MCAT, my first Verbal score with 0 prep was a 8.....

    Are these super hard or am I just dumb?!
     
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  3. Aerus

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    Part of the magic of taking AAMC is that you are taking it in the MCAT format, which means you could likely be experiencing that "adjustment" phase. AAMC 3 is the easiest full length, apparently, but it's not usually the one people score the highest in.
     
  4. justadream

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    I think it's about the same difficulty at the AAMC FLs. I average almost exactly the same on both. In both, there are some pretty rough passages.

    I don't think EKs are that good because
    1) A lot of the answers can be found almost literally from the test
    2) Some of the answers are just hard to believe. With TPR/AAMC, after reading the answer I always admit I'm wrong. Not with EK.
     
  5. lumberjack89

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    I think the TPR Hyperlearning material is hard but good, and very similar to the AAMC in style, if perhaps a smidge harder. I also agree with justadream regarding its answers: they always make sense, and make my wrong answer look dumb, unlike other material, which I could easily argue my wrong answers on.

    I've scored from 10 to 15 on the AAMC stuff, average = 12: the TPR material is definitely hard, and I don't have a scaled estimate to know if my TPR average was similar to my AAMC, but I'd bet it was a bit lower.
     
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