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TPRH online: MCAT Review Series vs TPR Passages

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by rubisco88, Jun 10, 2012.

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  1. rubisco88

    rubisco88 2+ Year Member

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    Which TPR online passages are more representative of the current MCAT? The TPR passages or MCAT review series passages? The MCAT review series passages that I'm doing seem to be more difficult than the AAMC practice tests. They have heavier calculations and the passages seem more dense.
     
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  3. aspiring20

    aspiring20 2+ Year Member

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    this is a great question. i just took some MCAT review series passages, and they are pretty brutal, to put it kindly.

    there was one about the diffusion/perfusion limits and i was devastated...
     
  4. Ganza

    Ganza 2+ Year Member

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    Bump!

    Anyone know if the mcat review series passages are tougher than the real thing?
     
  5. Jjkwest1

    Jjkwest1 5+ Year Member

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    They are wayyy harder especially the verbal
     
  6. Melomare17

    Melomare17 2+ Year Member

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    is that a good thing or bad thing?
     
  7. Ganza

    Ganza 2+ Year Member

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    IDk, i may be lagging, but some of the PS passages kill me..... KILL ME
     
  8. Codaster

    Codaster 2+ Year Member

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    I can't speak about the actual exam, but the level of difficulty seems to be:

    ICC > Online MCAT Review passages > Online TPR passages > Science workbook = practice AAMC exams

    That's just what I've experienced personally
     
  9. Melomare17

    Melomare17 2+ Year Member

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    so if you do well on the review series then you will do well on the real thing?
     
  10. letsgoblue2015

    letsgoblue2015 5+ Year Member

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    Glad I'm not the only one. I get an average of -1 on the Science workbook and then like consistent -3 on the MCAT review series
     
  11. Ganza

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    me too.... ive gotten anywhere from 100% to one score of 0%. some of these passages stab me in the jugular.
     
  12. inycepoo

    inycepoo 1K Member Banned

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    TPR MCAT Review Series (the online ones) is brutal, especially the verbal. They're so unrealistic; you can just tell by the length of those damn passages. The FLs are the same. But the minutia tested on PS/BS just may show up on the real deal, as many have said before. Everything's always good practice.
     
  13. FFF2012

    FFF2012 2+ Year Member

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    I feel as though the TPR Passages are way harder than the mcat review series ones! Anyone else with me?
     
  14. inycepoo

    inycepoo 1K Member Banned

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    What do "the TPR passages" refer to? TPR FLs? TPRH SW? TPR Review Series books?
     
  15. tttgo

    tttgo 5+ Year Member

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    tpr online has the cracking and the review series passages. tpr refers to the cracking set.
     

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