March 10, 2014
February 24, 2014
“Success is when preparation meets an opportunity!”The admissions game revolves around 2 numbers: The MCAT score and your GPA. The great part about the MCAT is you can improve that number by taking the exam! This means with great preparation and looking to the MCAT as a great opportunity you can increase that number! Some of you may be reading this thinking “OK Pat, I get that, BUT I still have my self-doubts.” Well guess what?! We all do! Everyone has self-doubt. EVERYONE. Remember this, all doctors have to take the MCAT and apply to medical school. All of you already envision yourself as a doctor. This is just part of the process. Will there be some late nights and some times where it may get hard? Absolutely! But we are here to help! So are you ready? Let’s get started! Join me tomorrow when we talk about picking an MCAT Test Date! ...read more
November 6, 2013
November 1, 2013
- 2 Topical Tests
- 1 Verbal Section Test
- 1 Science Section Test
- 1 Full Length Test
We find the better a student fills out the chart the more they get out of the exercise. For example:TEST - For this column just fill in which topical/ section/ or full length test you are working on Q# - Just the question number of that specific test so you can look it up later Passage/ Discrete - Was this a discrete question or was it associated with a passage? Subject - Some people like to fill this in different ways. I have found the best way to do this is to make your subjects just Physics/ General Chemistry/ Verbal/ Organic Chemistry/ Biology Topic - The reason I have students fill in topic is so you can look at what specific topics of a subject you don't know. I find the best way to do this is to take out the Review Notes and organize your topics by the chapters in the books. This is how to figure out what you need to review so you can go directly back to that specific chapter in the book. Why I missed it? - This is the KEY to making the whole chart. You need to honestly ask yourself why you are missing a specific question. Are you missing it because you don't know the concept? Did you misread the question? Did you simply make a calculation error? Did you not understand what you read in the passage? Now remember when you are taking FL exams you are going to study longer than 2 hours. That is the only time you are really extending your studying much beyond that time frame. The key here is understanding and recognizing patterns along the way! Remember we want to turn those weakness into STRENGTHS! Stay focused! The hard work pays off! [cf]skyword_tracking_tag[/cf] ...read more
October 30, 2013
October 1, 2013
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