3 Ways to Study for the MCAT During the Semester

With winter break coming to a close, it is a great time to start thinking about the upcoming semester of school. And if you are preparing to take the MCAT sometime this year, you will need to think about how you are going to balance MCAT studying with your coursework. It may seem cumbersome to […]

Most Commonly Missed Concept #1: Michaelis-Menten Kinetics

Overview: After Amino Acids and the Metabolic Pathways, Michaelis-Menten Kinetics is easily the next most commonly tested topic on the MCAT. In fact, you are likely to see about as many Michaelis-Mentin Kinetics questions on test day as you are to see Organic Chemistry questions. Yet, Kaplan devotes an entire book to Organic Chemistry and only […]

Before Studying for the MCAT

How Should I Start Studying for the MCAT? The first thing you will want to do as you start studying for the MCAT is to set an MCAT goal. Setting an MCAT goal will give you needed direction as you decide how much time to devote to studying. It will also help you as you […]

The Time it Takes to Earn a Top MCAT Score

Based on our analysis of top MCAT scorers, there is no set amount of time that will guarantee you a high MCAT score. Some high scorers only studied a couple hundred hours or less while others needed to study more than one thousand hours. The reason there is so much variability is that every student […]

The Best MCAT Prep Materials

What are the best MCAT prep materials? One of the most difficult aspects of making an MCAT study plan, is knowing which materials are the best ones to use. Because there are so many content review books, practice problems and guides out there it can be hard to know which ones to spend your time […]

How to Spend Your MCAT Study Time

How do I know what to study during my MCAT study sessions? Because the MCAT covers such a vast amount of material, it can be hard to know where to start. For this reason, before you get too far along in the study process, it can be helpful to take a practice exam. This will […]

How to Remember MCAT Material

Is the typical MCAT content exciting? Sorry to break it to you, but the content covered on the MCAT is not going to be very exciting to most of you. It is doubtful that many of you are going to finish your MCAT study sessions thinking, “Man, I wish I could just cancel my hot […]

The Best MCAT Note-taking Method

The MCAT is unlike any other test you have taken in your life. For most exams, the typical student is able to jot down some notes during class, review those notes a couple times before the test, and end up getting a decent grade. I’m sorry to break it to you, but that strategy is […]

Will Reading Improve my MCAT Score?

Will reading improve my reading comprehension abilities? Yes! Students that tend to have the easiest time on the Critical Reading section of the MCAT tend to be avid readers. And as you may know, 80 to 90 percent of MCAT questions are passage based questions. For this reason, improving your critical reading skills will not […]