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’re ready to ramp up your MCAT prep. So far you’ve been preparing by studying hard in your undergrad science classes. Maybe you’ve even taken a practice test. Whether you’re looking for something to give you that extra studying edge or simply looking to get a head start on MCAT material early in your college career, you’re in luck.

Kaplan is running a series of free MCAT Bootcamp events in our live, online classroom environment.

What to expect at a Kaplan MCAT Bootcamp Event:

  • 90 minutes of intense practice
  • Breakdown of the exam
  • Rigorous training of Kaplan’s strategies
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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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