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Just finished the TPR Hyperlearning course and wanted to comment that the TPR science books are really good with exception of Verbal. I have the Kaplan Books also and I think they are garbage. They skim on material and dont give very good examples. So far, I think EK verbal is the way to go. I really cant tell much of a difference between EK and AAMC verbals. The TPR practice exams are crap. IMO, the physical is about 2 points harder than than AAMC and involve too much math compared to AAMC. The bio is 1-2 points easier than than AAMC and the verbal questions are just very different. I havent taken any Kaplan exams so I cant comment on them.

For reference, my AAMC scores have all been between 33-37 but havent taken #10 yet. I'm taking the test Friday so I'm gonna take 10 tomorrow. Good luck.
 
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Just finished the TPR Hyperlearning course and wanted to comment that the TPR science books are really good with exception of Verbal. I have the Kaplan Books also and I think they are garbage. They skim on material and dont give very good examples. So far, I think EK verbal is the way to go. I really cant tell much of a difference between EK and AAMC verbals. The TPR practice exams are crap. IMO, the physical is about 2 points harder than than AAMC and involve too much math compared to AAMC. The bio is 1-2 points easier than than AAMC and the verbal questions are just very different. I havent taken any Kaplan exams so I cant comment on them.

For reference, my AAMC scores have all been between 33-37 but havent taken #10 yet. I'm taking the test Friday so I'm gonna take 10 tomorrow. Good luck.
If you don't mind me asking, what were your TPR practice exam scores like?
 
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My TPR scores were all like 32-34. I just thought they were very different than the AAMC tests. I didnt even finish taking the TPR exams because they were so frustrating.
 

ModyzMalak

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hey im sorry but what does TPR stand for? im trying to find these books but not getting any results with the abbreviation. THANKS!
 

capn jazz

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The Princeton Review Hyperlearning materials, NOT the materials for sale in stores. Those are awful.
 
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My TPR scores were all like 32-34. I just thought they were very different than the AAMC tests. I didnt even finish taking the TPR exams because they were so frustrating.
Same. I took Princeton Review Hyperlearning as well. I ditched the TPR exams after doing about 3 of them... So different.

But I do agree that the science books are pretty good. Only thing I've supplemented is a bit of internet reading on evolution, they don't cover a lot of the topics on the AAMC content outline.
 

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The TPR Hyperlearning books are AWESOME. I actually like the TPR practice exams. The PS and VR are hard, but the BS is wayyy too easy. I agree that they are probably a bit too different from the AAMC style, but they are still good practice (especially the VR).