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November 9, 2021

How to Ace the Biology and Biochemistry (B/B) Section of the MCAT

Learn what’s on the Bio/Biochem section of the MCAT and what you can do to perform well on test day. 

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October 4, 2021

How to Ace the CARS Section of the MCAT

When it comes to the four MCAT sections, CARS is in a league of its own. It requires a different study strategy, which we outline here along with tips and tricks to ace this section. 

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September 27, 2021

How to Ace the Psych/Soc Section of the MCAT

To do well on the Psych/Soc section, you need to have a strong understanding of social and behavioral sciences. Learn how to prepare here.

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September 20, 2021

How to Ace the Chem/Phys Section of the MCAT

Acing the Chem/Phys section of the MCAT requires strong math skills as well as a thorough understanding of the sciences. Learn how to study for this section.

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August 16, 2021

How Long is the MCAT?

The MCAT is a one-day test that consists of 6 hours and 15 minutes of testing time. Here, we discuss the timing breakdown as well as what your MCAT test day will look like.

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August 9, 2021

Does the MCAT Test Intelligence or Memorization?

Does the MCAT test intelligence? Does the MCAT test memorization? Find the answers to these questions so you can tailor your study strategy and do your best on the MCAT.

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July 27, 2021

Should I Retake the MCAT?

Learn how to tell if you should retake the MCAT and what implications a retake might have on your medical school application. 

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July 15, 2021

Overcoming MCAT Test Anxiety

Test anxiety can lead to lower scores on the MCAT. Learn 11 strategies that will help you combat test anxiety. 

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June 30, 2021

How to Take MCAT Practice Tests

Simply taking an MCAT practice test is not enough. Learn about a practice test strategy that can inform your studying and make test day go smoothly. 

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June 7, 2021

13 Stress Relief Techniques While Studying for the MCAT

How do you manage your stress while studying for the MCAT? Here are 13 techniques.

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May 28, 2021

What is a Good MCAT Score?

The MCAT is one of the most important parts of your med school application. Find out what a good MCAT score is and how to determine your target score.

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May 19, 2021

MCAT Raw vs Scaled Score

What’s the difference between a raw and scaled score on the MCAT? Which one do you see when you get your results? We explain the intricacies of MCAT scoring. 

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May 11, 2021

Why Making Optimal MCAT Anki Cards is Impossible

It’s literally impossible to make optimal MCAT flashcards while you’re studying for the test. Learn the major barriers to flashcard success and what you can do instead.

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April 26, 2021

The Trap of Anki for the MCAT

Anki is a popular spaced repetition software (SRS), but it has a few fatal flaws that serve as a detriment to efficient and effective MCAT studying.

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April 15, 2021

When should you start studying for the MCAT?

Students who study within our suggested timeframe tend to do better on the MCAT than those who start studying earlier or later.

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April 9, 2021

How Do MCAT Practice Tests Compare to the Real Thing?

AAMC, Kaplan, Princeton Review, Blueprint, ExamKrackers, and Altius offer six of the most popular MCAT practice tests. Here’s how they compare to the real thing.

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March 26, 2021

How Hard is the MCAT?

How hard is the MCAT, really? We used objective and subjective measures to determine MCAT difficulty.

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March 23, 2021

MCAT Evidence-based Learning Strategies

Find out what evidence-based learning is and how to implement four effective study strategies to help you prepare for the MCAT.

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March 18, 2021

514 Using Only Memm & AAMC Materials

Learn how this MCAT test taker improved his score 7 points with self-studying while working a full-time job.

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March 10, 2021

What to Expect on MCAT Test Day

The MCAT is here! Here’s what to expect on test day, including timing, breaks, strategy, and more.

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