I agree. A 2 week cramfest is best designed for people who can open up the AAMC MCAT student manual and basically say "been there, done all of that in my courses. Now its just a matter of refreshing and learning to apply the principles."Originally posted by turk00
Not to be a party pooper, but I'm not sure how well "skimming" over details will work on the MCAT. But as long as you are well informed about the concepts behind the formulas, and have all of those relevant formulas memorized, then more power to you.
I disagree. Even if these tests did emphasize factual recall, it would still be a good way of testing your grasp of important concepts. Most of the Kaplan materials I have encountered have had a fair share of factual (or conceptual) recall coupled with strictly passage based reading comprehension. I find it to be helpful nonetheless--but I do totally agree you with in taking the AAMC practice tests...the best way to attain a 'feel' for the test is by the testmakers themselves. Good luck everyone, make mom proud.I have copies of Kaplan/Princeton exams and they focus way way too much on recall, which is fine 3 months before the test, but a total waste of time right now.
Don't mix metaphors like this in the writing section!Originally posted by USeF
the MCAT is a mental marathon. If you are alrady in good shape (here , mentally) you just have to work at putting the running, swimming and biking (V,P,B) peices of the marathon together.
Hey, here's a better (more motivating) way to think about studying: it's a chance to prove yourself and hey if you don't learn the physics now, you might have to attempt again for april! Don't put yourself though it twice. Okay, I'm getting off of the soapbox and returning to the deskOriginally posted by lola
unfortunately, today's a work day for me i just can't seem to study effectively. i'm so sick of this and cannot wait for it to be over. i don't seem to have the drive i used to have back in college. i keep saying things like "i don't care about physics" to myself or "i don't want to learn this for the test b/c i'm going to forget it a week later anyway".
we woke up at 8am (get in shape for the big day) every day and did the verbal section. We were all science majors, so that's what we ALL needed the most work on. After that we'd do either BS or PS section and hit up lunch. After lunch we'd go over the Science section we did and take the afternoon off to play ball, tennis etc..Originally posted by fuzzwinkle11
How did you carry out this quizzing/grilling section?
just curious about what you did that last week to do a good review/refresher before the test....
15 days and life to go!
Good luck all!