Where to get practice questions?

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SuperBean

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Hey guys, so I really want practice some more questions. I'm taking the Kaplan course and I've studying a crapload everyday. I've read a lot, done review questions after chapters, but i just want some straight up practice MC questions or tests. Anyone know where I can get some?

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pali Kaur

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Hi,

Can you tell me if you like the Kaplan course? I have read mixed reviews about it but I am 90% leaning towards taking the course.

Any info/suggestions will be appreciated.
 

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Hi,

Can you tell me if you like the Kaplan course? I have read mixed reviews about it but I am 90% leaning towards taking the course.

Any info/suggestions will be appreciated.

I suggest do NOT take the course. Honestly, the only thing that is useful are the practice questions they provide online or in the book. Other than that I felt it was waste of my money.
 

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You can buy practice exams from Pearson itself. Just go to the website that you register for the PCAT. These practice exams are probably the closest prep practice you will get to the actual PCAT, including some of the new changes so you'll see what the style of questions will be.
 
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Questions that resembled the actual test the most, IMO, were from Pearson and Dr. Collins. Kaplan questions were way off - the format, and the sort of thing they were looking for just didn't match up well.

Definitely buy the practice tests from Pearson.
 

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You can buy practice exams from Pearson itself. Just go to the website that you register for the PCAT. These practice exams are probably the closest prep practice you will get to the actual PCAT, including some of the new changes so you'll see what the style of questions will be.

This is the best way to get a feel for the format. Work through all the math questions, look up the ones you don't know how to do, then try working through them again without looking at the answers. The questions were very similar on the real PCAT. The verbal is good to get a feel for how hard the words are on the real PCAT. They are not that bad. There are so many different types of questions they can ask on the bio and chem, so I didn't feel like it was a good prediction of how I would do on the real thing. Reading comp is good practice because if you remember some of the questions that they ask, you will know what to look for while you are reading it on the real PCAT. Reading comp has always been my hardest section on any type of test. I know how to read but I always feel like there could be more than one answer. I went through the pearson practice answers and it helped me understand what they were looking for. There are also sample writing things that you can get on the pearson website...i don't remember if it was part of the practice tests or not.
 

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I fully agree with the others who said to buy the practice PCAT from Pearson. I'd buy all three if it were me. I bought two when only two were available, and took one near the beginning of my prep time as a diagnostic tool, and one a week before the PCAT to help me be ready for the format/style, and see where I still had weaknesses.
 
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