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5 Tips for MCAT Verbal Reasoning Success

Don’t let verbal reasoning on the MCAT scare you; follow these tips in your practice for Test Day.

To master the verbal reasoning section on the MCAT, follow these great tips.

Verbal reasoning on the MCAT

It’s the bane of many an MCAT test-taker: the dreaded verbal reasoning section of the med school entrance exam. Most see the verbal reasoning section as a wordy jumble of dense information followed by questions that make you think, “Wait, did I just read the right passage? Are these questions to a different section? Did I lose consciousness there for a little while?”

Fear not! While the verbal section of the MCAT can be the most challenging to …

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Kaplan MCAT Fast Facts 7: Argumentation

In today’s Kaplan MCAT Fast Facts video from the Kaplan MCAT course, Dr. Jeff Koetje discusses argumentation from Verbal Reasoning as tested on the MCAT. Note that the MCAT tests critical thinking, not just science recall, mastery of certain science concepts is a prerequisite for the test.

For more great videos concerning Fast Facts, Current Events, and more, head over to our MCAT YouTube Channel.

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MCAT’s Summer Intensive Program

mcat-sip-scheduleI have embarked on a fun new journey! I’m an instructor at the Boulder MCAT  Summer Intensive Program, commonly known as MCAT SIP.  I have gotten to spend this week with some of the brightest minds in MCAT brainstorming awesome ways to teach MCAT and I’m super excited to start teaching next week.

If you have been considering an MCAT SIP program, there is still time to sign up for the San Diego SIP which starts June 29th. If you’re planning on taking the MCAT next year, I would strongly suggest thinking about SIP

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An Ode to Verbal Reasoning

Doctor_consults_with_patient_(4)When preparing for the MCAT, most people can see the reason for needing to know Biology and General Chemistry because they are considered essential for practicing medicine. A case can also been made for learning Organic Chemistry and Physics since they are the basis for biological molecules and the processes which run the body. Hands down the biggest complaints that I hear are about the Verbal Reasoning section. Everyone wants to know: “How does my Verbal Reasoning score show my ability to be a good physician?” or “How does analyzing a passage about poetry make …

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MCAT Verbal Reasoning Tips: What to Focus On in Passages

I recently received an email from one of my Kaplan MCAT students:

“Hey Alex, I have been doing practice exams and I am still a little confused on the most effective way on how to go about handling the Verbal Reasoning section. I have found out that it is near impossible for me to fully read the passage and answer the questions for each passage and have time for all the passages. Is there a more effective way to read each passage and understand them so that I have time to read each passage and …

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The MCAT Summer Games

With the London Summer Games upon us, the whole world is tuning in to watch the athletes that have spent years preparing and rehearsing for their particular sporting events. There are a lot of things to take away from London Games’ athletes, particularly their hard work and dedication to following their dreams.  Just like studying for the MCAT there are long hard training days where self-doubt can creep in! So what can we learn from these elite athletes?

Physical Sciences –This is the first section of the MCAT and one that most pre-med students need to …

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