May 29, 2015

The MCAT Prep Balancing Act: Content vs. Strategy

MCAT prep is a vast undertaking. You can expect to spend somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 to 350 total hours studying for this exam. The hard part of studying for the MCAT, however, is not the time dedication—it’s the balancing act of managing both your content knowledge and strategy so that you don’t overdo one at the expense of the other.

The MCAT does not reward you for knowing content. It doesn’t reward you for knowing techniques to reason out answer choices. Only if you can strategically apply that content knowledge to novel situations will you be …

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April 29, 2015

Integrated Sciences on the MCAT 2015 Exam: Part 2

As we discussed in Part 1, most pre-med programs treat the sciences as though they were independent disciplines—teaching and testing students without regard for how subjects like chemistry and physics interrelate. On the new MCAT 2015 exam, however, you’ll be faced with integrated sciences.

The last thing anyone wants is a surprise on Test Day. So, it’s important that you start your MCAT practice and preparation for this new approach early.

 

How will the MCAT 2015 test your pre-med knowledge?

It’s a matter of fact—and almost a rite of passage—that taking chemistry or physics in college means …

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