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what to use as study material?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by indigoblue, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. i took the april mcat in 2003, and scored 7vr 14ps 11bs (32P total). my question is, i will probably be taking the mcat again this spring, but i don't know what i should study, because i feel like i've already taken every practice test out there except for the most recent mcats. i've already taken kaplan and i did all their practice tests, and i've done a lot of princeton review practice tests (can't remember which ones), and practice problems from both, plus the AAMC tests 3-6 (or all the available ones at the time). basically, i don't want to end up taking tests and doing problems that i've already done, because that will make my practice scores invalid, and i won't learn anything.

    for those that are wondering, i only applied to one school this year due to bad finances (i haven't been rejected yet, but i'm preparing for the worst because people who have interviewed after me have been getting acceptances while i haven't heard back yet).
     
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  3. DrBowtie

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    Get EK 101 Verbal. That has 11 FL Verbal sections which is probably what you are looking for the most.

    AAMC 8 was newly released and possibly AAMC 9 will be out soon.
     
  4. thanks brett, i will probably be taking EK... hopefully not (if i get into school)
     
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    I know you really want practice questions, but just a suggestion: You could make up your own practice stuff. Like get the op-ed of the New York Times or some philosophy book and read a passage. Then when you're done, ask yourself the main idea. Outline the argument. Analyize the data used. That might help too if you're completely run out of practice stuff.

    Good luck! :luck:
     
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    EK verbal 101 is the way to go. Did you do all of the kaplan Full length verbals that were not part of full length exams? those are good as well. verbal prep does not take a whole lot of time since all you are doing is practice exams and reviewing the answers. Try to really cut down your time spent studying PS and concentrate on the BS/verbal.

    Dont start EK 101 too early. For now you can redo old verbal exams(I did this) and try to figure out where you are making mistakes. You may have a basic problem that if modified could easily put you in the 9+ range:
    english as second language
    poor time management(spending 3-5 minutes on a question)
    over analyzing/second guessing
    not getting the main idea
    not understanding the question types

    There are some good threads in the MCAT forum. :luck:
     

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