March 21, 2014
- Preview Work is absolutely essential! I constantly remind my students as we are moving through Unit 1 how important the preview work and going back to some of the basics can be.
- Content is King. When was the last time you reviewed Quantum Numbers, Electron Configuration, and the Periodic Table? Those all seem like simple straight forward Gen Chem topics but many people when beginning their MCAT studies forget they haven't looked at material like that in 2+ years! Make sure you go back and review the basics.
- Set Priorities. Finding the time to study for your MCAT is tough! And now it is becoming even tougher. Whether you are in school or you are working, you need to set priorities and find time in the day to make studying work. I encourage students to make a schedule and really work to hit those study goals along the way.
- Build Confidence. The time you begin studying is a scary time when considering how much information the MCAT covers. Now that we have begun we can start to build confidence in the fact that we are making progress and we are working towards a goal. Sometimes the hardest thing is getting started. We have begun and are now seeing improvements that will only continue!
March 11, 2014
- Almost HALF of the Physics content on the MCAT is based on Newtonian mechanics! This is a concept from your Physics 1 class that we want to make sure we have down. It is very HIGH-Yield and will reward the students who know how to apply it.
- Much of Newtonian Mechanics, Kinematics, Work, Energy, and Momentum requires the memorization of formulas. The MCAT does NOT provide an equation sheet like you might have had in your Physics courses. You need to have these equations memorized.
- Practice makes perfect. Many students say it is understandable that they need to memorize the equations but sometimes it is hard to understand where and when to use the equations. The best thing to do for this is PRACTICE! Doing as many practice problems as possible is key to being comfortable with physics questions. I always guide my students post Physics 1 to our Kaplan Topical and Subject Tests for more targeted practice!
- No calculator. We have been talking about plenty of equations and calculations but remember the MCAT does not allow the use of calculators. Look for short cuts and utilize the process of elimination!
- Our Physics Review Notes and our High-Yield Problem Solving Guide are excellent resources to go back to if you are still feeling rusty on Physics material. Utilize your resources!
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