Help for the MCAT

 

 

Choices, choices, choices.....

 

1) 30 hours of organic chemistry review help for only $29.99 ---> click here

 

2) A couple of helpful products:

 

     Secrets of Med School Admission ---> Click here

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3) Some of our favorite MCAT review materials:

 




 


 

 

 








AOC Recommdation

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Link to Amazon

A Best Buy

 

Cracking the MCAT, 2013-2014 Edition

They will grade your essay portion and send you feedback.  This is huge!  In my opinion, that is worth the price of the book alone.  The rest of it is very good also but that essay grading is a big deal.  

Some typos, a few errors, and not as in-depth as many of the other study aides.  

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Link - The 2013-2014 edition is not available until Dec 3, however 2011-2012 edition is still good.  Click the link to see.

A Best Buy

Barron's MCAT Flash Cards

Flash cards are a great way to study.  You get a lot of bang for your buck and can take them anywhere.  These flash cards are nice because durable and come with a ring to keep them together.  There are about 400 of them, which isn't bad for the price.  Very few errors.

With only 400 cards, the range of question difficulty isn't what I would have hoped.  Some of the questions were a little too general.  

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Link

A Best Buy

The Gold Standard MCAT Prep on 16 DVDs

Videos are GREAT for review.  16 DVDs hits all the major areas (4-5 hrs per section), explanations are pretty good.

Instructor can be a little annoying.  Examples were too simple in some cases.

$$$$$

Link

Great

Kaplan MCAT Review: Complete 5-Book Series (Kaplan MCAT Complete Subject Review)

Heavy on the review.  Relatively comprehensive.  Hits all of the subjects.

Errors, and lots of them.  Typos (annoying), not edited well.  Light on the practice problems.  Illustrations could be better

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Link

Great

Kaplan MCAT Practice Tests

It's practice tests, so that is good.  It has a bunch.  Practice tests are a great way to study.

Typos, and lots of them.  This seems to be a theme with the Kaplan products.  

$

Link

Good

Examkrackers Complete MCAT Study Pkg: 5 Book Package

Looks great.  Covers all of the necessary topics.  Throws out a lot of facts at you which is great for memorizers.

The biology and physics books were a little weak.  Concept explanation were a little short, which is tough for students who want a deeper understanding of the material.  And LOTS of typos. There are a lot of 5-stars reviews on Amazon for this, but allegations that they are fake reviews.    

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Link

Good

Kaplan MCAT 45: Advanced Prep for Advanced Students

It is for advanced students, which is nice because some of can handle that extra zing in an advanced course.  It is definitely intense, and well edited (not many typos/errors).

It is for advanced students, which means if you were not an A student, this book is probably not for you.  Also, the explanations can be a little long-winded and unfocusd at times.

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3) MCAT Best of the Web:


MCAT home: http://www.aamc.org/students/mcat/
Practice questions: http://www.testprepreview.com/mcat_practice.htm
Practice exam: http://www.e-mcat.com/
Practice questions: http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0070524076/student_view0/mcat_practice_test.html
Practice questions: http://www.sfu.ca/~premed/resources/resources_mcat.html