Take at least 6 practice tests over the course of your studies. In my opinion, this was the most important part of my MCAT prep.
As you can see, the MCAT test dates are grouped around the most beneficial times for students….early enough in the semester (two in January!) so as not to ruin your whole semester—only part of it—and early enough to take the test again...
So what's the best MCAT prep course? In any given year, between 70 and 80% of MCAT takers enroll in a formal MCAT prep course. In this post, I review the courses offered by the two most popular test prep companies, Kaplan and The Princeton Review.
MCAT prep book sets come in all different shapes and sizes, with varying benefits and upsides to each. There is not one book set that is ideal for every MCAT studier, which is why you really can’t believe anyone who tells you one book set is ‘better’ than another.
Each line of MCAT prep books has unique strengths and weaknesses. It's not a one-size-fits-all purchase pre-med students are making here. And that's why we put this list together: you deserve to go into the MCAT with confidence that your books helped, not hurt, your score.
The self-paced MCAT: best option? On this website, we've addressed lots of different ways you can prep for the MCAT. —You can take Princeton Review or Kaplan, or one of many assorted courses for the months leading up to end of junior year or the summer immediately after junior year. Here's a review of Kaplan [...]
You'll need to ask the schools you're planning to attend how they treat multiple scores for those re-taking the MCAT.
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 [...]
If you’re looking for insight into how to prepare for the MCAT, you’ve come to the right place. My recommendation is that, while studying, you should take at least one CBT each week, and more if you can handle it.
We'll spell it out: what is the MCAT? What is the MCAT? Most premed students agree that the MCAT is one of those things that keeps them up at night. It could be your friend. But then, it may prove your greatest nemesis! It's either your best hope, or it's what will rip [...]