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I was wondering if anybody found any verbal or reading comprehension books they used to be extremely helpful. If not books maybe strategies or something to that sort too. I just got back my Pcat scores and went down in both categories. Any input would be great. Thanks
 

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Hmm, I didn't do too well in verbal either (65) but my reading comprehension was fairly good (89). Someone on here said he/she studied the GRE words so that's what I did ... I memorized over 700 words and with my luck, only 2 from that list showed up on the test -- and I'll add further that they showed up only as choices and not questions. :( It's a crapshoot because many of the words that I studied showed up on all the PCAT study books but only 2 from the actual test.

As for the reading comprehension, there's not anything helpful I can provide for you other than to go through bunch of different PCAT study books. Make sure you do Harcourt's practice because I thought this helped the most but keep in mind that from the trends that I noticed from the practice exams, it doesn't take many wrong answers in the RC for your score to plummet.
 

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Just before an exam is too late to be brushing up on verbal skills, because those are skills you build up over time. What I would recommend for you to do is practice, practice, practice. If you can get your hands on MCAT verbal books, use them.

Sorry I can't be more helpful.
 

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Yeah i know thats exactly why it is making me so mad because I cant really do anything huge to help those scores out. My whole life I have struggled on these two sections. But yeah ill check out some of those MCAT books. I have a GRE reading comp book so im gonna look at that alot too. I just hope the only reason I dont get in is because of these two sections :(
 
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I studied a little off the MCAT books and I thought the RC sections were big time overkill for the PCAT. I suppose it's what you get out of it but I thought it was a waste of time.
 
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