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What study aids for MCAT? Trying to decide between GS,Visual Aid, Kaplan....

Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by Dan Dan, May 15, 2007.

  1. Dan Dan

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    I currently have the Exam Krackers Complete Study Guide with all the subjects from 2006. I am taking the July 13th(Friday) MCAT and have roughly 2 months to study. If any of you have used some of these books/videos, please tell me what you thought of each in strengths and weaknesses in each section. I am interested in instructional videos, which is why I am trying to decide between #1 and #2, or get both. I don't want to overwhelm myself with too much study material. I just recently retook Ochem I this semester and am rusty with Gen Chem and Physics. I do need help on verbal since English is my second language. If you have any other recommendations, please feel free to let me know. Also, if I buy all 4 packages listed below, is this overkill?? I am looking at:

    1. Gold Standard Complete review w/ instructional DVD's in each section and a few prep books from a seller on Ebay for about $350.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/2007-new-MCAT-CBT-Gold-Prep-Course-Examkrackers-VR_W0QQitemZ180117279865QQihZ008QQcategoryZ2228QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    2. VisualAid - which are 15 Instructional DVD's with a 250 page book selling for $269 on Ebay currently.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/MCAT-VisualAid-Video-15-DVDs-Manual-MCAT-Software_W0QQitemZ140116065466QQihZ004QQcategoryZ2228QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    3. Kaplan 45 (what's the diff between this and Premier?)
    http://cgi.ebay.com/New-MCAT-45-2007-Edition-NEW-UPS-2-Day-Air-BRAND-NEW_W0QQitemZ230128536889QQihZ013QQcategoryZ2228QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
    4. Kaplan Premier Program 2007-2008
    http://cgi.ebay.com/Kaplan-Mcat-2007-2008-with-CD-Premier-Program-NEW_W0QQitemZ160116569939QQihZ006QQcategoryZ2228QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
     
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  3. wHouston39

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    Gold standard is very incomplete approach to MCAT. I will not pay for that.
    How is your experience with Exam Cracker? Is it Instructional Video or just text material to read? How much cost to get it?:confused:
    Thanks
    [email protected]/com
     
  4. littlealex

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    I studied off of examkrackers and I found it to be much better than princeton review. I have no experience with Kaplan but know people with good results from taking their class.

    All in all though, if you absolutely studied and remember everything in the EK books, you're set for a very good score. From there on I would just buy some practice books and do more practice passages. They really do help.
     

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