MCAT Study Ideas

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Re: MCAT Study Ideas

Postby Brady Kinesia » Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:16 pm

First take an MCAT Practice test, under realistic conditions. Like, take the whole exam in one sitting as you would in the testing center. Can't leave and go do something else, can't look at notes, etc.

Then from your scores you have some sense of where you stand in relation to the average (about 24 total score) and in relation to where you need to be (preferably 30+ total score)

Then look at all of the questions you got WRONG and what categories they were in. Study those topics for a week or two weeks, then take another practice test, and so on.
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Re: MCAT Study Ideas

Postby XUSOM Help » Wed Oct 09, 2013 12:02 pm

For MCAT...Check for materials like gold standard, Princeton review, Kaplan, Examkrackers...
First of all before starting see what you are up against...
second instead of memorizing just Focus on your focus on your Strengths and weaknesses
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Re: MCAT Study Ideas

Postby medstar » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:00 am

Make sure you do lot of practice tests, that has been the key for me. As per some study tool on the go - I came across this "MCAT Mnemonics" app which sort of helps to have all memory tricks/mnemonics in one place.
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Re: MCAT Study Ideas

Postby mcat_gold » Thu Mar 20, 2014 10:11 am

You can pass the MCAT even if you have a flexible self-study schedule. You can do this by availing of an MCAT book and an online MCAT prep course which offers lecture-style teaching on Physics, General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Biology and Verbal Reasoning; reviews and practice tests similar to the MCAT exam.
Then, you need an effective self-study plan.
Here, Dr. Brett Ferdinand, MD, creator of The Medical School Preparatory Course (MSPC) and author of “The Silver Bullet: Real MCATs Explained”, shares some self-study tips.

Start with the least-liked subject
“Begin with your Science review. Start reading the Gold Standard MCAT high-yield chapter reviews. After you have read a few chapters in any subject, start watching the streaming videos or DVDs in that same subject to reinforce your learning. Also, do the lessons in Verbal Reasoning sections,” he said.
Take very concise notes, he added.

Review problems
After completing a chapter review, do the chapter review problems which are similar to actual MCAT questions.

Take the practice tests
“The reason that you study is so that you can take full-length MCAT tests just like the real thing,” Dr. Ferdinand said.
“After you've finished your science review and all available problems, you can start doing the Gold Standard Practice tests then review your scores out of 15,” he added.
To correct your mistakes, post your questions in the forum provided for course members.
Then, to have a clear idea on what to expect at the MCAT test, take the free official AAMC exam and compare your AAMC and GS scores.

Get the right materials, stick to your self-study plan and understand your lessons well. No doubt, you’ll ace this most important exam of your life./
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Re: MCAT Study Ideas

Postby mcat_gold » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:40 am

Hello here are five steps to an effective MCAT study schedule
http://mcat-premed-mcat-scores.blogspot ... study.html
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