OK basically right now I'm a 3rd year Canadian university student (although the fact that I'm Canadian shouldn't make a difference), and I want to take the MCAT. Right now I've only taken first year chemistry and a series of biology courses, but haven't taken organic chemistry, physics, or calculus. Do I need to take these courses before I attempt the MCAT? My dad told me that it's not necessary and that all I would have to do is read one of those MCAT prep books, he also told me something about how you can answer the questions just by reading the question and looking at the answers (or something like that, I know the way I phrased that sounds dumb, but I think he meant some sort of strategy for answering without actually figuring out the problem). So any truth to this? If I do have to take these courses it's going to have to be in the summer because I don't want it to affect my GPA, which right now isn't the best.