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We have dozens of posts to help you prepare to take the MCAT. We’ve done the work to make your path to MCAT success easier. From a review of the best MCAT prep books to the best MCAT course: Kaplan or Princeton Review, we’ll help you get the resources and tools you need to succeed. Check out our comprehensive list of MCAT books in 2018 from top MCAT prep companies to allow you to compare all the MCAT book options.

Study schedule for MCAT prep

As you prepare for the MCAT, you can use our MCAT study schedule—in fact 3 MCAT study options. We’ll help you balance MCAT prep with school and work. We’ll give you details about the MCAT self-study option, the self-paced MCAT prep class, and even last minute summer MCAT prep courses. Then we review the best full-length MCAT practice tests, so you have everything you need to succeed.

MCAT tutoring and MCAT subject books

Will customized tutoring help you meet your MCAT goals? What are the best MCAT subject books? You can read about them here. Will reading The Economist improve an MCAT Critical Analysis and Reasoning score? Believe it or not, the answer may be yes!

Best time for MCAT study, taking the MCAT

When to study for the MCAT is also not so much a science but a factor you can plan ahead for. And regarding the question of when to take the MCAT…is MCAT study best while in school with less time to study, or after school ends (pushing your AMCAS application back)? Is August too late to take the MCAT? It’s all here. Dive into our MCAT posts and you’ll find a rich trove of detail that will unpack the supposed mystique around this test.

Examkrackers or Berkeley Review for MCAT prep books?

By |2019-01-15T14:49:07-07:00April 1st, 2018|MCAT Prep|

The Berkeley Review (vs. Examkrackers) I think I can offer some useful advice on the question of Examkrackers or Berkeley Review for MCAT prep. I used full sets from both companies during my own MCAT prep. Both are outstanding choices for MCAT prep books, no matter who you are. I found both incredibly useful during [...]

Can customized MCAT tutoring help you meet your MCAT goals?

By |2018-01-19T15:01:22-07:00December 15th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

MCAT prep classroom prep, customized MCAT tutoring or online prep? For most future medical students, the question of whether to invest in their MCAT prep has a simple answer—yes! Your MCAT performance is simply too important to leave to chance. MCAT prep can often carry a cost in the hundreds or thousands of dollars, however, [...]

The best MCAT prep methods for 3 learning styles

By |2018-04-18T21:33:31-06:00September 19th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

What's your personal "learning style?" Some MCAT prep companies make the mistake of assuming that one approach fits all test-takers. If you've been preparing for the MCAT, you Visual or kinesthetic learner? likely already know that even “time-tested” methods that seem to work for “most people” may sometimes not yield the best results [...]

3 key skills you need to ace the MCAT

By |2022-02-17T11:48:44-07:00September 3rd, 2017|MCAT Prep|

Yes, you really can ace the MCAT! As every budding pre-medical student knows, the MCAT covers content from a number of areas: general biology, biochemistry, general chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, psychology, sociology, and others. While a mastery of these subjects is necessary to excel on the MCAT, there are three key skills that also contribute [...]

Balancing MCAT prep with school or work

By |2018-04-18T20:17:53-06:00August 18th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

Balancing MCAT prep with school or work (and other extracurriculars) is far from an easy task. For certain pre-med students, it can seem next to impossible. After all, who is good at juggling college or graduate school classes, extracurriculars, research positions, work, and MCAT study sessions? It takes sacrifice, but it is possible. Here’s how: [...]

Is August too late to take the MCAT? Why would I wait to take it later?

By |2022-02-17T11:48:42-07:00July 18th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

Is August too late? Is August too late to take the MCAT? I would've taken it earlier but it was really the only week this summer that would work. I'm planning on submitting my medical school application as soon as I get my scores... I just want to make sure the schools will be [...]

Best MCAT books by subject

By |2018-04-18T21:31:27-06:00June 16th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

When looking for the best MCAT books by subject, it’s hard to find reviews for specific books. If you take a class with Princeton Review, Kaplan, Examkrackers and other MCAT prep companies, your MCAT books by subject, CDs and online resources will be included in the cost of the class. However, that doesn't prevent you [...]

Should I study for the MCAT during the summer?

By |2018-04-18T21:31:27-06:00June 13th, 2017|MCAT Prep|

When it comes to when to MCAT study, I’d start with the adage, “There’s no time like the present!” If you can study for the MCAT during the summer, there’s an obvious advantage: you’ll probably have more free time than you will when school picks up again. Whatever study you can fit in on the MCAT [...]

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