PCAT Study Books
PCAT Study Books for Science Sections
The PCAT is an important milestone in the life of a pharmacy aspirant. It is mandatory to go through this test in order to enroll in any pharmacy college across the country. There are seven main areas that are tested in PCAT: Writing, Reading, Mathematics and more sections in Science. The test basically evaluates these skills in the candidates so that they can be placed in an appropriate manner into the ideal pharmacy course. Each candidate has a different weak area; for some it happens to be the Science section of this test. This article discusses some of the best study books available in the market for the Science section. Most of these books can be purchased online.
The Popular PCAT Science Study Books
(I) Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions PCAT Science Review Notes (By Kaplan)
This is, undoubtedly one of the best PCAT books for Science preparation. The book can be purchased at a price of 35$ from the internet. The book contains detailed descriptions of various topics. All important concepts of Science have been elaborated in detail in this book so that you can easily grasp the concepts without any extra help or efforts.
(II) PCAT Flashcard Book Premium Edition (By Editors of REA)
This book is available for only 8.86$ online at amazon.com. This is one the most useful study books of PCAT that helps you check how ready you are before the exam. There is an interactive CD that comes with this flashcard book for Science.
The flashcards are organized and clubbed together. These allow you to make your notes and make some additions to them as well. There is a question-answer format followed for these flashcards. As per it, one side contains a question and the other side contains the answer. So you can test yourself many times using these flashcards.
Additionally, it also provides some colorful diagrams and charts that have been illustrated with important concepts. The book can be purchased online using the link: http://www.amazon.com/Pharmacy-College-Admission-Flashcard-Preparation/dp/0738607967/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1362663701&sr=8-1&keywords=PCAT+Science
(III) Comprehensive Biochemistry Review
The price of this book is just 9.99$ online at amazon.com. It is over 280 pages in length and is specifically designed to cater to the needs of those candidates who are weak in Science.
This is one of those study books of PCAT that list the content in the format of questions and answers. It is not specific to the PCAT and is useful for other exams such as DAT and MCAT. There are many flashcards provided in this study book. One thing to note is that this book specifically covers the concepts of Biochemistry such as: metabolism, Glycolysis and a lot more.
You can purchase this book online at http://www.amazon.com/COMPREHENSIVE-BIOCHEMISTRY-REVIEW-FINAL-ebook/dp/B009G3J2EM/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1362663701&sr=8-9&keywords=PCAT+Science
(IV) 2013 PCAT Audio Learn - A Complete Science Review for PCAT on 5CDs (By Shahrad Yazdani)
This is one of the best PCAT preparation materials available in the market. It costs 89.99$ and can be purchased from a book store or on the internet. This book covers the concepts in Biology, Chemistry and Organic Chemistry.
There are more than three hours of videos, practice tests and much more material contained in this book. The CDs have been narrated from a well-researched manuscript. Most of the theories, formulae and concepts that are important are present on the CDs. This is one of the best study materials available, apart from the books mentioned above, because of the CDs that are present apart from the book. The method of audio-learning, which is very effective, has been used to the full benefit.
In the end, it can be concluded that the final decision of buying any one of these study books lies with you. You need to figure out the areas in which you are weak and then take the book that you find appropriate for your preparation. However, you must remember that no book is enough if you do not analyze yourself and find the loopholes in your preparation and correct them before it is too late.