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TPR science workbook VS. EK 1001 series.

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by 2DEG, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. 2DEG

    2DEG Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 20, 2002
    Durham, NC
    Hi all,

    I am prepping for May or June MCAT. I took MCAT once and got 27. This time I really gotta do well - I am taking 2008 as my last chance for med school. If '08 doesn't work out for me, I guess I will be heart broken. But I hope I won't have 'broken heart syndrome'. Sorry, I am digressing.

    I am mainly using TPR books for review. Beginning tomorrow, I plan to start doing more problems and less review. I think TPR science workbook is a good way to practice and make sure you know your stuff well. It has a combo of stand alone questions and passage types.
    EK 1001 series, however, starts from ground zero (really easy) to more difficult. My thought on that was that TPR science workbook would be more useful. Maybe on certain topics, I can consult 1001 series.

    I will get the AAMC exams after I am done with TPR workbook.

    I wanted to know what you guys thought on that. Help me get 30+ score.

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  3. theunremarkable

    theunremarkable MS2 5+ Year Member

    Nov 19, 2005
    I have the same question so if anyone has any advice that would be great.
  4. booji

    booji Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 23, 2005
    I agree with gujuDoc.

    The 1001 series (with the exception of biology) should be utilized for concept reinforcement more than MCAT question style practice. PR's Science Workbook is much better for this. Also, Kaplan's QBank is very popular.

    The EK 101 Verbal passages are also very good.
  5. 2DEG

    2DEG Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 20, 2002
    Durham, NC

    Thanks gujudoc and booji. I cannot say enough good things about TPR science workbook. When I took MCAT - couple of years ago, I took one full week off from work and I just went through the science workbook as much as I could. I swear, I think that was the biggest help.

    So..in conclusion of this thread, I think the consensus is..

    Use TPR review books if you have time and/or need a little detail review.
    Use EK review books to do quick review (perhaps when reviewing for the second time)
    Extensively use TPR science workbook
    Use 1001 EK biology book
    Use EK verbal review.

    That's the recipe for 45T. Send me money now.

  6. chicksdigdocs

    chicksdigdocs 10+ Year Member

    Jan 23, 2007

    you can say that again
  7. moto_za

    moto_za Member 10+ Year Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    BUMP.. Anyone else have any opinions. Do you guys agree that TPR science workbook is a better resourse than EK 1001 physics and chem? Thank you!
  8. olemissbabydoc

    olemissbabydoc Baby Doctor Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Between "there" and "there"
    agreed. tpr helps you learn how to 'see the forest for the trees' by putting the information in passages like you're gonna see on the mcat instead of just giving you the info you need for one question like ek.

    I bought the science wkbk shortly before my last mcat and feel as tho ill use it almost exclusively for PS practice. EK verbal and bio are great.

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