Below we offer our take on what we think are the top MCAT prep books currently on the market. Our criteria includes course material, study resources, and study plans. We have come up with a list of the top 5 books.
Kaplan MCAT: Complete 5-Book Subject
This box is the only source necessary for the comprehensive review of all the Biology, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physics, and Verbal Reasoning & Essay Writing topics covered on the exam. MCAT Complete Subject Review features all-new subject review, more questions than any other competitor, and the highest-yield questions available. It is expensive, but definitely effective.
Princeton Review MCAT: Cracking the MCAT, 2013-2014 Edition
Cracking the MCAT, 2013-2014 Edition will help you review all the necessary content with in-depth coverage of all subjects tested on the MCAT you need to know absolutely everything, from amino acids and proteins to translational motion to verbal reasoning, and more. A little pricey, but definitely will prepare you if you put in the time.
Sterling Test Prep MCAT: MCAT Prep 2013 Physical & Biological Sciences Practice Tests & Questions
This MCAT prep book contains four Physical Sciences and four Biological Sciences MCAT practice tests with complete and detailed explanations. These MCAT Physical and Biological Sciences practice tests are comprised of Biology,Organic Chemistry, Physics and General Chemistry questions in the exactratio used by AAMC in official MCAT test. The proportion of passage-based and discreet questions reflects MCAT structure for test takers in 2013, allowing you to simulate the test itself. Also cheaper than options 1 and 2.
Barron’s MCAT Book
Completely revised and expanded, the new Barron’s MCAT test prep manual with enclosed CD-ROM provides test takers with an in-depth, easy-to-use science review and a set of often-neglected but critical time-management strategies for test taking that cover reading comprehension, essay writing, and scientific problem solving. These strategies have been developed by the book’s team of authors, based on their many years of hands-on MCAT train- ing experience. This is the cheapest option on the list thus far.
Examkrackers MCAT Book: 1001 Questions in MCAT Biology
This book contains 101 MCAT Biology passages and 1001 questions overall. The questions have been said to mimic actual exam questions very well. The book is divided into sections that go along with the Examkrackers lectures, so if you have (or want to purchase) the lecture set, that may be even more helpful. Not very pricey for so many practice questions.