study strategies

  1. D

    Need a new study schedule....

    So im a first semester Freshman Pre Med and just started Winter Break. In terms of how the last semester went, one could say that the semester could have gone a lot better. My grades as of now look to be: a B- in General Chem 1, a A in Chem Lab 1, An C-/D+ in Biology 1, a C in Bio Lab, a B+ in...
  2. B

    What resources and study strategies did you use in D1?

    Hey guys! What resources and study strategies helped you the most with D1 classes? Classes like Gross Anatomy & Physiology, Microbio & Immunology, Nutrition, Dental Anatomy, Perio, all that good stuff. Realistically, sticking to the lecture slides is best, but what other methods and tools did...
  3. Piglet2020

    Trying my best as MS1 at Graded Med School - How to improve?

    Hello everyone, I’m an MS1 and just finished my first med school block (anatomy) with a B. Average was a 85 but I’m slightly below the average. I dont know if I’m doing well enough for the specialty I may be interested in (internal med, radiology, anesthesiology, opthamology). I know not...
  4. M

    Best way to study for the MCAT? Advice?

    Hello! I am planning on taking the March 15th MCAT. I would like to begin studying on Nov. 5th. This will give me 19 weeks to prepare (just under 5 months). I think that I can achieve just about the often cited "500 prep hours." My preliminary plan (hours-wise) is: -about 30 hrs/week for 6...
  5. Purple_SEA11

    Studying Advice for MCAT

    I'm looking for some advice on the MCAT. I plan on taking it 2018 in March or April (this is not set in stone). I originally started to prepare for the MCAT in July but I wasn't seeing any progress in my FL scores ( I was getting 491~495 :( I know that's bad). I got discouraged so I took a...
  6. T

    Kaplan Test Me More Feature

    Hi everyone! So I am about a month away from my exam and I've been using the Kaplan Test me More feature a lot to try to get some ideas down. As far as you guys know, is this advisable? I only get about 50% on each of these (is that kind of average?), so it's kind of discouraging. Are these...
  7. J

    DAT retake study schedule/material 2017 need help!

    Hey everyone I am retaking the DAT for the 3rd time. I'm not improving as much as i want to and i was wondering maybe if i changed my study schedule or got different materials it could help? I used Chads videos for Chem and Ochem. Crack the dat pat. And half heartedly used DAT destroyer. Briefly...
  8. NECO_OD

    My OAT experience and study strategy_2016

    My scores: 7/17 ADA sample test: TS 340, AA 350 Bio 310; Chem 370; O Chem 340;RC 380; Phys 340; Quant 400; 7/24 Kaplan full length 1: TS 320, AA 330 Bio 360; Chem 330; O Chem 330;RC 320; Phys 270; Quant 370; 7/30 Real OAT: TS 400, AA 380 Bio 380; Chem 400; O Chem 380;RC...
  9. MagentaKarma

    Any study tips before starting medical school? I'm a big picture person and details freak me out.

    I have been reading a lot of posts on this forum about people who barely studied in college/undergrad (1-3 hours a day) and transitioned to an average of 5 hours a day of studying in medical school. I don't know if I am abnormally slow or something but I feel like I always studied around 5-6...
  10. Cytokine2014

    Aphantasia - studying with no mental images?

    "I have never visualized anything in my entire life. I can’t “see” my father’s face or a bouncing blue ball, my childhood bedroom or the run I went on ten minutes ago. I thought “counting sheep” was a metaphor. I’m 30 years old and I never knew a human could do any of this. And it is blowing my...
  11. PB&Jam

    How Accurate is Practice MCAT? Also good MCAT strategies?

    Hey SDN! I recently took a practice MCAT through an MCAT prep course at my school, through e-mcat.com (AAMC practice test). I scored a 516 (128 physical/chemical, 131 CARS, 129 biology/biochem, 128 psych/sociology), which I know is a very good score. I am planning on taking the real exam in the...