March 26, 2013

Tips for a Successful MCAT Test Day – Part 1 Plan for the Worst

Most MCAT students spend their time worrying about memorizing content and practicing their critical thinking skills. They focus on knowing all of the physics equations, general chemistry constants and organic chemistry nomenclature. But, a large part of test day success is not contingent on knowledge and critical reasoning, but careful planning in the weeks leading up to and the day of the test. Here are some helpful tips to ensure that you’re 100% prepared for test day success!

  1. Scope out your driving route in advance – Especially as the weather gets warmer, construction projects start to spring up unexpectedly. Drive

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January 24, 2013

A Tale of Two MCATs: Which Should I Take?

With the major MCAT revision coming up in 2015, many students are starting to ask:  which MCAT should I take?  Is there an advantage to one test versus the other?

The short answer is:  it’s possible to do either and score extremely well, but you’ll have to plan starting today.

What’s changing in the 2015 MCAT?

If you haven’t read our other articles about the MCAT 2015 exam, make sure to go back and check them out:

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September 13, 2012

MCAT Study Schedules: How Many Hours Is “Just Right”?

As pre-med students, you’re always on the go.  There’s so much to do in preparing for medical school – juggling challenging science classes, taking leadership roles in extracurricular activities, volunteering, shadowing, and working on research.  Add on top of that studying for the MCAT and you’re often concerned about balancing your time. Since many of you may be getting ready to register and study for the new 2013 MCAT, we wanted to tackle one of those classic questions about setting up your MCAT study schedule:  “How many hours should I be studying?”

Two months ago, my family was …

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Tests & Scores
March 26, 2012

The Week Before your MCAT

“One week from right now I will be in my MCAT….” That thought has haunted many pre-med minds in the week before test day; after spending months and months on your MCAT preparation, the idea of actually taking the exam can be an emotional roller coaster. Managing stress in the days leading up to the test is vital, and the best thing that one can do when preparing in the final week is to remember a few key points:

  • Establish a Regular Sleep Schedule – If your test is at 8:00 in the morning, it is going to
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