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|1 day 10 hours ago||well put.||
|1 day 10 hours ago||from an||
from an educational/pedagogical they both suck. unfortunately the test has only become harder with time, and while the actual aamc tests are the most true representation of the actual mcat, even they are a half step too easy.
by the way, wasnt take a shot at your teaching skills there wolverswede. i know there are a few quality people at kaptest, just woudnt say most are not.
|1 day 11 hours ago||ive taken the test twice,||
ive taken the test twice, most recently scored abover the 99th percentile.
ive taught at princeton review. ive taken a kaplan course. i am currently an mcat instructor at an independent agency in ann arbor with a decade of experience.
kaplan courses are complete garbage. most of the instructors are terribly underqualified. the materials are poorly constructed in that they are not representitive of the type and feel of the actual aamc material. princeton review is slightly better in that their materials are more comprehensive, but ultimately is also a waste of money. similar to kaplan, the feel and design of the question material misses the mark. best metaphor i can use is would be the equivalent of watching game film for indiana when you are actually playing wisconsin. its still football -- but not your actual oponent. worst of all, princeton believes that their methods are so good that they apply to all students taking all standardized tests. hate to break it to you, but what works on the ACT wont fly on the MCAT.
both of these courses are great if youre an all A student who only needs a basic review and only wants a low 30s score. obvious flaw is most students dont have a 4.0 and so need a bit more than a brief review in different subjects, and those students who have achieved that level of excellence in their courses need more that a cursory review because they want to score higher than a 32.
(assuming your in aa) i dont have a lot of familiarity with institue of higher learning. they employ some smart people and dont limit themselves to one agencys style over another. their rates are astronomical and while better than kaplan and princeton, i dont think they are worth triple.
sad but true: many of my clients have come to me after having dumped tutors from all three agencies after not feeling as though they were receiving high-quality instruction.
if you opt to take a run at it on your own:
1) use textbooks to study. its really not that hard nor takes that much longer. the depth and detail gives you the necessary foundation you require when weak in an area.
2) make your own outlines/study materials/notecards. make sure these materials are high yield and not too long. then rep them DAILY.
3) practice reading science journal articles. the biological and physical is almost entirely passage based and this definitely helps get you ready.
4) only use AAMC tests to practice on. always check your answers, going through every question whether you got it right or wrong.
my company is developing something unique for verbal prep but it wont be ready til fall so cant help you there. if you want to talk, im not going to advertise here but suffice it to say im in ann arbor and not too hard to find if you ask colleagues/current umich students.
best of luck!
|1 week 6 days ago||I'm not so sure about||
I'm not so sure about that...
Considering how fast the Ford family drove Millen out of town, Mayhew may get at least another 6 or 7 seasons to reeallllly see how his picks turn out. After all, if you don't give management at least until his draft picks retire from the NFL, you really never gave him a chance at all.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||why not matt millen?||
why not matt millen? he brings great nfl insight with him to the broadcast, and is excellent at identifying which of these college kids will grow up to become the big dogs down the road.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||how will i deal?||
how will i deal? easy...
just renewed my tickets.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||it's all that crap booze they||
it's all that crap booze they use in the shark bowls....
|9 weeks 4 days ago||I think Trey will be back||
Had they lost in the sweet 16, he's gone. Team would have played as expected.
Had they won, he's gone. Can't have anything more spectactular than a victory after an incredible run. Nothing left for him.
But now, there's an odd serenity around this team after the loss. I think in some ways they affirmed what they always knew about each other, while at the same time really surprised themselves with what they both are each capable of and capable of together as a team. This unit is special, and may just come back with a vengeance and chip on it's shoulder to essentially do what they now know and believe could have been done. I see him coming back for his teammates (though I won't BKFinest it).
|18 weeks 5 days ago||tell me about it. somehow||
tell me about it. somehow people on the board found out i'm in the sausage industry and now everyone won't stop hounding me for free samples.
|22 weeks 1 day ago||I'm pretty sure almost every||
I'm pretty sure almost every quaterback who started for michigan over an almost 20 span eventually drew a check in the NFL. Suit yourself, but I take no issue in proclaiming us as QB-U.
*Exceptions (of course).
Also I think safe to say both Denard and Devin will eventually make it into the NFL
|22 weeks 3 days ago||Arstechnica.com EXCELLENT||
|22 weeks 4 days ago||leave an upper decker while||
leave an upper decker while you're there?
|22 weeks 4 days ago||salt their||
salt their fields?
oohhhh... i don't know if i'd mess with those carpathians...
|22 weeks 4 days ago||dbl post :-(||
|23 weeks 11 hours ago||damn, those were the days,||
damn, those were the days, no?
i wish voting would return...
|23 weeks 6 days ago||with much respect, apples to||
with much respect, apples to oranges. i'm talking about internet traffic; you, cable TV packages.
comcast has in the past throttled torrent traffic downloads, and that created quite a fervor.
|23 weeks 6 days ago||they don't have a||
they don't have a choice.
with their purchase of NBC, NBC-comcast would be asserting monopoly power if they favored some internet traffic over others.
what they could (and will) do is institute pay-as-you-go pricing. internet that costs per mb.
|24 weeks 1 day ago||by that standard...||
the position of lions GM might be the best in the NFL...
|24 weeks 2 days ago||you may have just won...||
an all-expenses paid trip to bolivia
|24 weeks 2 days ago||while i 100% agree with your||
while i 100% agree with your sentiment, i think inthebluelot's point was not a knock against ford motor per se but perhaps the ford family.
that being said, i think tagg's response pretty much sums it up...
|25 weeks 5 days ago||i don't limit myself to||
i don't limit myself to sausage making. i believe sausage education is an important subject for youth today, as are all the sausage arts -- sausage sculpture, sausage philosphy, and sausage R&D. needless to say, it's not easy being king. some punk last week even tried to steal my identity...
|25 weeks 5 days ago||as someone in the field of||
as someone in the field of education, i concur with MCalibur -- it's a dumb thing to say.
for example, there's tons of prof's out there who can "do" just fine and yet couldn't teach a fish to swim.
just because there's a dearth of outstanding teachers out there doesn't mean anyone can stand up and do it well.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||I'm thinking Loeffler might||
I'm thinking Loeffler might be somewhere in the mix before Sherridan.
Regardless, it's outstanding to see the kid having success in coaching. Congrats, Nick!
|35 weeks 2 days ago||No Matt Millen||
Has it been so long? Have we all forgotten?
|40 weeks 1 day ago||At Saturday's game I passed a||
At Saturday's game I passed a street vendor selliing the same shirt, but his had "it's Ohio" written in tiny letter and within parenthesis under the picture. I saw it and commented to a buddy how stupid and unnecessary the change in the shirt's design was. Guess I was wrong...
|40 weeks 5 days ago||The 3 umich helicopters are||
The 3 umich helicopters are likely Survival Flight's new birds. Not quite the war machines that Blackhawks are, but these copters will be wearing full maize and blue livery.
|43 weeks 6 days ago||St. Saban's Hospital for the||
St. Saban's Hospital for the marginally injured and dramatically underperformed
(inspired by previous posts on this blog)
|46 weeks 6 days ago||boxes and boxes,||
boxes and boxes, brother.
called a sports card shop the other day while doing some spring cleaning; wanted to see what a 3" x 3" x 3" box of baseball and basketball cards might be worth circa '85-91. his advice was basically that i toss them, or recycle them were i feeling environmentally concious...
the sports can and will go. i'll hold on to a few of the comics though.
|46 weeks 6 days ago||i agree with other about Year||
i agree with others about Year One and The Dark Knight Returns.
But how about some love for The Sword of Azrael? Quesada's pencils are stunning, it's a nice written little story, and only four issues (now collected in a graphic novel). One of my fav's...
|47 weeks 2 days ago||the only advantage having a||
the only advantage having a medical school has upon your undergraduate education is the guaranteed close proximity of a hospital and biomedical research. given that every community has a hospital and most universities and colleges have biomedical research, students can achieve the benefits of patient care and research experience despite not having a local med school.
that being said, if you attend a university without a med school, it is very likely that university is a lower-tier school, and your chances of getting accepted to med school will be hindered due to the universy's lack of academic rigor. that's notable, but ultimately it is the academic rigor of the undergraduate instituion and the individual's course of study that has the greatest bearing on evaluating the academic credentials of prospective students (aside from the obvious GPA and MCAT).
keep in mind, the purpose of the MCAT is to normalize applicants across a spectrum of schools and programs of study so that this all becomes moot (although it never really is).