18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
Does not relate closely to the real MCAT,
This review is from: Practice MCATs (Graduate School Test Preparation) (Paperback)
I supppose that this is a good book in that the level at which it reviews the material is extremely in-depth. That being said, it is also extremely demoralizing to take these tests as tests. I was getting roughly 12's and the occasional 13 on the MCATs own practice subtests, which hue very closely to the actual exam. On the Princeton tests, I got 7's and 8's. There is approxiametly one question in each section that is not just beyond the scope of the MCAT but beyond the scope of any of the undergraduate courses I took. I ended up wasting time on the internet or going through old texts to figure out what was going on, before I realized that this was a really bad way to spend the time I had to prepare for a test that really does look radically different from what's presented in this book. That being said though, if you want to get 15's on the test, and want to develop a more sophisticated grasp on the material, and have the extra time to spend then buy the book. But use it more like a workbook than a timed test. Taking the tests timed wont simulate the actual MCAT and will only serve to stress you out when you don't know some obscure fact that the MCAT would never test you on.