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How to ACE the MCAT

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  1. Gold Standard Multimedia

    Gold Standard Multimedia Exhibitor 5+ Year Member

    Oct 12, 2012
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    Start and End with AAMC Practice Tests
    I know it seems odd to say, but the first thing you need to do is to take one of the AAMC's online practice MCAT CBTs (for example, Test #3 which is free: FREE AAMC Practice Test). There are too many companies out there that will try to deceive you about what the MCAT is like. Do it yourself, see it yourself before you end up buying 20 different books because you don't know who to believe. Leave the rest of the AAMC tests for after your review.

    Design a Personal Study Schedule
    Design a Personal Study Schedule: on average, set aside between 3-6 hours/day for between 3-6 months. You may need more or less time depending on your "pre-MCAT prep": for example, if you do a lot of leisure reading, if you read the New York Times/The Economist/WSJ, if you completed all your basic sciences, if you have a 4.0 GPA, then you might need less time.

    Review Daily, Test Weekly
    Get a limited amount of review materials in front of you and move forward on a daily basis. Once per week, do an online practice MCAT CBT and pour over explanations for your mistakes/guesses. Make "Gold Notes."

    Gold Notes are your personal, condensed notes that contain the most valuable learning points from each practice MCAT CBT that you do. You should have no more than 1-2 pages after each test and you should review all your Gold Notes before doing an additional practice test.

    Pattern Recognition
    There is a basic and critical concept in medicine called "pattern recognition". It is not true that there is an infinite number of possible concepts tested by the MCAT (though you may have felt this way because of the wide breadth of your learning and practice materials). The concepts are quite limited and so are the patterns. It's OK if you have no clue on a couple of questions, that's not important. However, you should be on the right track for almost all questions, and it is very important that you remain focused to the point that you assure yourself that if you know the answer, you get it right. Before you go on, don't tell yourself: "Great, I got that one"; say the opposite: "I wonder what silly mistake I just made." That way, you will seek, find it and then move on.

    Study Materials
    The Gold Standard offers you a wide selection of high quality tools to help you get the score that you are aiming for: flashcards, DVDs with lecture style teaching, audio MP3s, comprehensive study books, interactive online programs, practice MCAT CBTs, live online teaching in MCAT University, the Platinum Program and our live MCAT Camp. Whatever your needs, we can find the answer the best plan for you!

    For complete packages, click here: Complete MCAT Course
    For a FREE MCAT test, click here: FREE MCAT Practice Test

    Good luck!
    Gold Standard
    Last edited: May 19, 2014
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