What’s the most important thing to know about the MCAT? The MCAT is one of the most challenging exams there is. So, if there was one thing you should know about it that would improve your chances at getting a top score, what would that be? Based on our analysis of top MCAT scorers, the best thing you can do to score high on the MCAT is to become fluent in science.
What does it mean to become fluent in science? Becoming fluent in science means being able to both understand science-based dialogue as well as produce it. It means you are able to have an intelligent conversation with not only a chemist but also a sociologist.
Why will becoming fluent in science help improve my MCAT score? The MCAT is not your everyday multiple choice exam. The MCAT is a passage-based exam, meaning that almost 90 percent of the questions are based on in-exam readings. These readings are typically excerpts/summaries of research studies, containing intricate figures and graphs. If you merely memorize scientific facts and figures, you will be ill prepared for this exam. In order to truly understand these readings, you will need to be well versed in the sciences.
How do I become fluent in science? Becoming fluent in science is no easy task. It will take more than just memorizing information in textbooks. To truly become fluent in science, you will need to engage with the material in a meaningful way. One of the best ways to do this is to practice on the best practice problems and then go over them with someone who is already well versed in science. The MCAT Self Prep eCourse utilizes only the best of practice problems and all our tutors scored in the 99th percentile or higher! There couldn’t be a better way to become well versed in science. Schedule your first free tutoring session to get started today!