Kaplan MCAT Mobile App
In today’s age students are constantly on the go. The typical pre-med schedule is chalked full of classes, research, volunteering, and numerous extracurricular activities. Students need time efficient ways to get down material as quickly as possible. Here at Kaplan I am super excited to announce yet another way we are helping you get down the material you need to know for test day. We have released, for a limited time only, a FREE MCAT flashcards mobile app! Just simply follow this link: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/mcat-flashcards-kaplan-national/id564279367?mt=8
With this new mobile app in mind lets revisit some study tips to keep as efficient in possible in our studies!
- Study every day, even if only for a short period of time. If you can make time to study for 45 minutes twice a day, that will add up to 10.5 hours of studying a week! By making it a habit to study every day you won’t have to put those study marathons in over the weekend that burns you out.
- Utilize your time between classes. While everyone tries to craft the perfect class schedule each semester, there are always breaks between classes where time usually goes to waste. Instead of catching up on your Netflix account or mindlessly creeping on Facebook try and use your half hour break to go through some flashcards. This is a great tool to get a lot of high yield content down.
- Get out of bed, and study earlier in the day! Your brain functions better in the morning, then at night after a long day of labs and classes.
- As much as possible try and establish a normal daily schedule. Many of us start to romanticize about pulling the all-nighter and getting an A on that organic chemistry test but that simply cannot be done for an MCAT and certainly will lead to burnout. Establishing a daily schedule will help keep you on a path to success.
- Find a good environment to study in. Even though your apartment or your dorm room has all of the luxuries of home, this can be a very distracting environment. After you establish your schedule part of keeping that schedule is to find a positive place to study in. Examples of this can be the library, an empty classroom, or a quiet part of the student union.