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When to take exam prep course?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by Maigret Man, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. Maigret Man

    Maigret Man Nontrad premed
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    Folks,

    I am looking to apply to med school next summer so I want to take the MCAT in April. I have looked around at exam prep sites in my area. Are the classroom based review classes worth all that money?

    In my area, there seem to be once a week classes, which run virtually the school year and twice a week classes for half the time. As I am taking Bio this year (twice a week at night), I am leaning towards the longer, once a week regime.

    Pros: Allows me extra time to review leisurely the physics and gen chem I forgot

    Cons: Peaking too soon
    Trying to juggle MCAT prep/Bio/full-time work in research

    Any input would be appreciated!

    Thanks!
     
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  3. IckeyShuffle

    IckeyShuffle MS1 t-minus 1.5 months..
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    From my experience, I would say take the longer duration one. the more time you spend looking at the material over a longer period of time the more it sinks in.
     
  4. geno2568

    geno2568 Senior Member
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    thats an easy question

    dont take a prep course

    :)
     
  5. League54

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    Read my thread: "Advice on MCAT review courses"
     

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