Last Updated on January 25, 2020

When submitting your medical school application, there’s a high chance that you will be required to attach your MCAT scores. Your MCAT and GPA scores will help you to fulfil the academic requirements set in place by top medical schools in North America. These tests display your academic competency. MCAT was reviewed in 2015 to assess candidates’ knowledge in different areas of study including psychology, sociology and biochemistry.

If you are preparing to take your MCAT, do not fear! You can ace the long multiple-test if you are well prepared. We’ll show you how to prepare for this test and succeed.

Practice MCAT Style Questions

MCAT is designed to test the student’s problem solving and reading skills. One mistake that many students make is that they focus all their time reading content without paying attention to the practice problems. Don’t rush to do the practice problems the last minute. You need to do as many practice questions as you can because they will prepare you for the actual exam. Practice will give you a better ability to solve MCAT questions.

Review Important Resources

There are various resources that can help you to prepare well for MCAT. First, you need to go through the official MCAT guide. This guide, produced by the AAMC gives you an understanding of how the test is structured to ensure you are well prepared for the actual exam. Secondly, you need to practice using the AAMC full-length tests that have been released. Thirdly, try and practice using the question packages that have been produced by AAMC. You can also look for a test preparation company that will provide resources such as video lectures which discuss sample questions and solutions.

Make A Study Schedule

With all the resources available, you’ll have a lot of material to study and it can get overwhelming if you don’t plan your study time well. Start by marking the test date on your calendar. Go ahead to allocate two days in a week for rest. In each week, you can assign a full-length test that you should complete. After reviewing a full-length test, leave the next day free so that you can go through the test and make corrections. The rest of the time you can cover different chapters and that makes up the better part of your study schedule.

Other Tips For Success

Always take your time to go through the MCAT Essentials document and official guide provided by AAMC. Read the information thoroughly to help you better understand the test. MCAT is designed to test your problem-solving skills so make sure you practice solving problems and doing simulated full-length exams since they will prepare you best for this type of test.

When developing a study schedule for your MCAT, make sure you are realistic. Do what works for you and for the time you have before the exam. You can do daily questions, full-length exams, watch and read lectures. Do all it takes to prepare for the test.

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