Edit: Is this due to the BS/MD program? Will you not have a summer vacation? You should try for the 4 month modification of this schedule which I will post later on. Stretching this schedule longer then that significantly reduces its effectiveness. At that point, you need a completely different type of schedule, one more suited for 5-6 months. Any studying done prior to 6 months before your test date is pointless (except for reading). Lastly, it's still a horrible idea to study for the MCAT while taking a heavy courseload.
Originally Posted by gumbyj
I don't have the luxury of taking time off to study for the MCAT and will be taking classes (Aprx 16 credits). Does anyone have any ideas how to modify this type of schedule for say a longer time period and less studying/day or any other suggestions? Thanks!
Originally Posted by loveoforganic
Attached is my MCAT syllabus for this coming summer, if anyone is interested in that as well. It's more specifically geared to certain topics at certain times, rather than a certain chapter of a certain book. Has scheduled break days and a few leeway days. At any rate, even if no one is interested, I'd appreciate it if you take a look SN2ed to see if you think it's workable, or if I should switch to your schedule
Thanks for posting this, I'm sure many will appreciate it!
Some quick things I noticed.
- I don't see nearly enough practice problems scheduled in. All you have are the practice tests which won't cut it. For the MCAT, taking tons of practice problems and thoroughly reviewing them, trumps content review. That's not to say content review isn't important, it's just that practice problems are even more so.
- The amount of verbal practice is also far too low. The key to doing well on verbal is taking 3-5 timed practice passages per day (except on FL days when you take a whole verbal section).
I'm also not sure about how you distributed the content, but it's probably okay. Lastly, I wouldn't have so many break days before your test. I think you should at least do some light studying on August 11th and 12th.