Tag Archives: MCAT study

Fact from Fiction on This Month’s The Pulse

The PulseAre you excited as we are for February’s edition of The Pulse? This month our theme is “Fact from Fiction.” Out great panel of experts will dissect the MCAT and separate the truth from those horrifying myths. This month’s panel includes Amit Raghavan, a full-time MCAT instructor who has heard every fear and myth there is in the MCAT book. Adam Grey, who you may remember from his spectacular, educational MCAT videos, will help dissect the toughest problems and how many students can misconstrue their meanings. And, of course, your awesome moderator Owen Farcy who will …

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2014 Kaplan MCAT Summer Intensive Program!

mcat-sip-scheduleHave you ever thought about attending an MCAT summer intensive camp? Kaplan has your answer offering our 2014 MCAT Summer Intensive Program. The program is offered in 5 different locations:

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Boulder, CO
  • Toronto, ON
  • Boston, MA
  • San Diego, CA

Unique MCAT Summer Intensive Course Structure

Boost your MCAT skills with Kaplan’s results-driven curriculum, including comprehensive content review, exclusive test-taking strategies, and personalized attention, all designed to help you:

  • Build a rock-solid science foundation with dynamic lectures
  • Learn time-tested, score-raising strategies in small-group recitations
  • Focus on your needs in weekly private tutoring sessions
  • Practice your lessons at
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Kaplan Patrick Q&A: Efficient MCAT Studying Part 1

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Hey guys! Following up on my student question from yesterday reminded me of a blog post I wrote a while back about proper MCAT studying.

In order to help my students become more productive in their MCAT studies I always start with a question back! The first question to ask is how long should we be studying for?  Right away many say “9, 10 hours? All day even?” I am here to tell you that is simply not the case.  Remember that the goal for total hours studied for an MCAT should be around 300 hours on average. Keeping that …

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Kaplan MCAT Fast Facts 11: Predicting Reactivity


In today’s Kaplan MCAT Fast Facts video from the Kaplan MCAT course, Dr. Jeff Koetje discusses how to predict reactivity 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 Social Media Round Up – What You Might Be Missing!

You may be getting our blog entries, but have you checked us out on social media lately? Did you know that we are active on Facebook, Twitter, and Youtube? We share helpful tips and ideas, practice problems, and amusing pictures and jokes – a combination of the academic and the non-academic to keep all things MCAT at the top of your mind. Here’s a collection of recent greatest hits from our social media channels:

The MCAT doesn’t have to be all hard work and no fun. Sometimes we all need a good laugh to take a break …

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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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Kaplan MCAT Fast Facts 4: Concentration Cells

In today’s Kaplan MCAT Fast Facts video from the Kaplan MCAT course, Dr. Jeff Koetje discusses concentration cells 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. Do you know the peptide structure?

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

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Holy cow! I got into Medical School!

SAMSUNGHello my eager MCAT students! Today I want to share with you my story of the magical day that will hopefully happen for you within the next few months- the day I got accepted to medical school.

As a veteran of the application and interview process, I did not have high hopes after my round of fall interviews. I knew that I had gotten wait-listed at two schools already. I was feeling pretty glum pre-holiday season because I was not looking forward to telling a plethora of family members that I was wait-listed yet again.

Then on December 12, (12/12/12

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Study Habits Die Hard

MCAT-STUDYHello to all my industrious MCAT students! For those of you planning for a summer test date, MCAT studying is in full swing and you’re probably planning on spending a fair amount of your summer holed up in the library working on MCAT content and passages.

Chances are, you have a schedule made and your study methods planned. But, have you ever stopped to question whether your method for studying is actually effective? Most likely you happened upon your method (flashcards, highlighting, re-reading the chapter) while studying for a class and it was effective for learning that material, so you

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Equations and Units and Relationships, oh my!

iStock_000015742269SmallFor the past few days in the MCAT SIP program, we have been focusing on the first few chapters of the Physics review notes book. We have been tackling topics like Kinematics, Force, Motion, Gravitation, Work and Energy. There is a lot of high yield material in the first few chapters and it can often be extremely overwhelming, especially for students who haven’t taken physics in a few years.

When it comes to the physical sciences, there are three things that can help increase your physics speed and accuracy.

1. Equations- It is absolutely essential to know the

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