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Study break before the MCAT—good idea or bad?

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:46+00:00 December 30th, 2016|MCAT Prep|

Some people say you should take a study break before the MCAT of at least two or three days, in order to clear your mind and relax. I'm worried I'll be off my rhythm if do. Any thoughts? -Kristine The key to your question are the words "some people."  You need to do what works for you [...]

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What’s the best MCAT prep course—Princeton Review, Kaplan, Altius, Examkrackers, Berkeley Review…???

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:46+00:00 December 1st, 2016|MCAT Prep|

Which MCAT prep course? For your benefit, we've written basic, as-unbiased-as-possible reviews of each program we have experience with or have found reviews of on the interwebs.

TPR: How do I improve my MCAT score the second time around?

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:47+00:00 June 8th, 2016|MCAT Prep|

Our students take up to 19 full length practice exams during their content, strategy and method review, so they are not blindsided. In this way they're more likely to improve their MCAT score.

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Should I study for the MCAT before pre-med classes are done?

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:47+00:00 April 16th, 2016|MCAT Prep|

Is there any benefit to studying for the MCAT before pre-med classes are out of the way? -Megan A. First of all, you only need an introductory level of knowledge of physics, general chemistry, biology, and organic chemistry for the MCAT. Some passages may describe upper-division topics, but correctly answering the questions will not require [...]

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When should I take the MCAT, what’s the cost?

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:48+00:00 January 18th, 2016|MCAT Prep|

When should I take the MCAT? And how soon should I start prepping for it? Let's just say, I hope your question is hypothetical. Because if you're reading this answer, then you're likely nearing the end of your pre-med career and you've been prepping for the MCAT for what, two or three years? That said, you'll [...]

ExamKrackers or Berkeley Review for live MCAT prep courses?

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:49+00:00 January 9th, 2016|MCAT Prep|

I can't offer as much detail on ExamKrackers or Berkeley Review since I don't live anywhere near one of their prep centers. All in all though, judging by the quality of books they produce and user reviews on SDN, if you live close to one of these companies, you should definitely check them out. To be clear, this [...]

Which is better for online MCAT prep: Kaplan Online or Kaplan Self-Paced?

By | 2017-08-18T12:49:50+00:00 January 2nd, 2016|MCAT Prep|

Kaplan Online or Kaplan Self-Paced—the envelope please! So here's a quick rundown on the features of two remote online options offered by Kaplan: Kaplan Online or Kaplan Self-Paced. They both nix the classroom option, giving you greater flexibility and freedom. So, drumroll....here they are: MCAT Advantage Online; and  MCAT Advantage Self-Paced With its penchant for filling every possible [...]