October 1, 2014

6 Better Than Coffee Study Drinks

By Megan Weyrauch on September 5, 2013

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“I want a large Americano with two extra shots of espresso.”

I stare listlessly back at this customer, letting him know he just requested for his drink to contain twice the normal contained amount of espresso.

“Oh,” he adds, “better make it three extra shots then.”

As a barista, I encounter students from early morning until midnight who need some form of caffeine to help them get through just a few …

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October 30, 2013

Kaplan Patrick Q&A: Efficient MCAT Studying Part 1

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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May 7, 2013

Time for MCAT Bootcamp!

So, you have been preparing for a late May or early June MCAT by studying hard and taking practice tests. Are you looking for something to give you that extra studying edge? Or perhaps you’re eyeing an MCAT test date later in the summer? Are you looking to get jump-started on material?

Either way, you’re in luck! Kaplan is running an MCAT Boot Camp event on 5/20/13 at 8pm ET!

This intensive MCAT Boot Camp event will feature questions on advanced content to give you an excellent idea of where you need to focus your MCAT studies. It will …

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April 10, 2013

Surviving the Homestretch

It’s officially Spring! Although those of us in the Upper Midwest have yet to see any weather that even slightly resembles spring, the changing of the seasons heralds what can be the craziest time of year for any student who is simultaneously applying to medical school while taking the MCAT in April, May, or June.

Other times of the year, studying for the MCAT has the potential to be stressful, but in May that stress can reach an impressively high level. In the next month and a half most students will have hurdles such as finals, graduation, moving, asking professors …

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