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Excellent books! Increased my score by 18%
on July 27, 2013
These books are very thorough. I did not need to use any other study materials (flash cards, CDs, etc). The books also contain a 200-item practice exam, and mini practice exams after each section!
*Each content domain is covered thoroughly, typically with 100 pages per section. The amount of detail (and length) varies depending on the importance of the section. Sections that make up a larger portion of the exam have greater coverage.
*Difficult concepts are explained clearly, including in the statistics sections and some of the more theoretical sections (e.g., clinical theory).
*Tables and Figures are used effectively to summarize key concepts.
*Given that the books cover about 1,500 pages, I was surprised not to see any major grammatical errors/flaws.
*None. The books surpassed my expectations.
*I took their 200-item practice exam months ago and got a 71%. I got busy with work and didn't touch the books again until 10 days before the exam. I studied like a maniac (12-16 hrs/day) for 10 days straight. By the end, I was averaging about an 89% on the practice exams.
*How did I fair on the actual EPPP? There was a lot of content overlap with the book. The questions I guessed on were generally things that had been mentioned in the study materials but that I had just glossed over (e.g., a few questions about the details of vision, child custody battles, etc.). My estimate was that I'd score in the low 80s (you need a 75% in my state to pass), but I actually scored an 89%. Obviously, scored on the practice exams shouldn't always match up perfectly with the EPPP, but it led me to be very impressed with the purchase
*I would caution that my exact study experience is probably not typical. It would have been less stressful to spread out my studying over a couple months rather than cram it all into 10 days, but that's life.
*I was very impressed and would recommend the books to others.
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*There were no problems with the books I ordered. Maybe there was a problem with some of the early shipments?