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I'm a highschool senior who made a 26 on the ACT and is debating whether I should try Premed at my college of choice. My biggest problem with the ACT is that I generally run out of time.
 

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I'm a highschool senior who made a 26 on the ACT and is debating whether I should try Premed at my college of choice. My biggest problem with the ACT is that I generally run out of time.
Try to take reading intensive courses - might help your reading time.
 

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Well, you REALLY have to work on your reading comprehension skills. Spend more time reading, esp materials that are difficult for you. Read everything, science articles, fiction books, whatever. Spend more time per day reading. If you improve reading comp, usually your reading pace increases dramatically.

Your reading and critical thinking abilities will naturally improve in college.

I tell you this - if you bust A's in all your science courses and non-science courses, you will be ok for the mcat and med school admissions. But to do this, you will have to work really hard and have mucho self-discipline.

If you struggle all through your coursework, avg a C+, B-, etc. , the mcat will be one in a plethora of problems for you :)

So, in sum, don't worry about the mcat just yet. Register for premed courses and rip them apart.
 
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