SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Hey guys, I know we all experience MCAT-related to stress to varying degree and perhaps within limits it helps to concentrate on the task and keep working on improving the result. However, I my case I feel that my stress levels as the test day is approaching (August 9th) begin to impede on my studying abilities. My situation is the following - I moved to a different city (my husband has just started a grad school) and I have been studying since June solely without any feedback/support from other MCATers (which sometimes makes me feel uncertain where I stand in my preparation progress in comparison). I am trying to do a really thorough review of all the concepts and do all of the 1001 EK questions series. However, I started to really burn out lately. I don't seem to be able to break above a 10 on sciences on my practice CBTs and continue making stupid errors (like incorrectly determining a limiting reagent!) because I freeze thinking now I am taking the test, I have to do really well. I know many of you will probably say oh c'mon, just take a day to relax and continue studying. Yet, I think that my high stress level is due to the fact that I am an older applicant (29), moved here from another country 6 years ago and I have really put a lot of pressure on myself to get into a med school. I graduated with my second degree in biochem this Spring with all sorts of honors etc, very good ECs. I also would like to do well (above 30) on MCAT as I always was a good student and have high expectations from myself (and perfectionism certainly does not help in reducing my stress levelsJ). Any advice on how to combat stress and techniques on breaking above 10 on sciences within last 3 weeks would be greatly appreciated. Or should I just take a break and just do it all next year? (the least desirable option as I have already completed my AMCAS, my pre-med advisor is writing a composite letter based on over ten fabulous references etc., yet I am starting to consider it) My worries are that being as stressed as I am right now may make me do poorly on the test.. Thanks much!