From genetics to electrochemistry to aldehydes… that’s only the beginning of the type of stuff you can expect to see on the MCAT. Daunting? Yes definitely. Jumping into MCAT prep mode can be extremely overwhelming at the beginning but trust me, you can and will get through it.
The best way to make sure you feel confident walking into the MCAT the first time is by putting the time and effort into studying, and making sure you’re studying properly. Have you ever heard the saying “Practice Makes Perfect?” Well there’s a reason why so many people say it – there’s some serious truth in it! Doing MCAT practice tests, examples and questions is the most effective way of conquering the mountain that is the MCAT.
Benefits of Doing MCAT Practice Questions:
- You’ll learn how to recognize the patterns in the questions
- Being able to quickly pick out key parts of the question
- Gives you a base of where to improve from
- You can easily monitor your progress
- Builds your confidence and understanding
- Gives you a more accurate sense of how prepared you are
- Above all, it will save you time when you actually write the MCAT
First things first, you need to get a solid grasp of the content that’s in each of the four sections. There’s physics, chemistry and biology, which are all multiple choice style questions, and then the verbal reasoning section that’s an essay component. From there you can start doing MCAT practice questions to get a feel for the questions themselves and then work up to doing them timed.
Timing is really everything on the big day since you have less than a minute to answer each question, some of which are quite lengthy and in-depth, even for multiple choice. By doing MCAT practice questions it will help you figure out the testing strategies that are most congruent and efficient with your learning style. You’ll also be able to see where you should focus your time leading up to the test day by figuring out where your strengths and weaknesses lie.
Here at GoConqr we strongly believe that anyone can get the score they want, and without spending a fortune on review classes or books. We’re here to give you the tools and resources to effectively and efficiently study for the MCAT.
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