I've never sat down in a bookstore and studied before using their books. Lots of people have suggested this but I'm a bit afraid that it'll be kinda rude. I mean do the owners give you dirty looks or anything? Otherwise it does sound like a good idea.Originally posted by Tweetie_bird
I totally think that you should schedule time to go to a center (TPR or Kaplan) and plan to just sit there for a few hours. Once you are there, how could you NOT study? <img border="0" alt="[Laughy]" title="" src="graemlins/laughy.gif" /> There's not much else to do, at Kaplan or TPR besides that.
For those of you that are not taking a class, try a place...Barnes and Noble, or a Library or even a Starbucks and sit there and study for a few hours. Try not changing the atmosphere too much or too frequently during your studying phase, because a lot of learning depends on adaptive environment. i.e. if you are simply wasting time jsut getting used to the new place every week or so, you won't get much studying done.
Think of the MCAT as a respectful test. This is not some beast. It's something that you can conquer. Studying hard and smart, is a tool you have in your hands. It's upto YOU to use it. Once you walk into that door knowing that you know all your stuff, there is no way you can do poorly. Like I said, you only have one chance (well, not really but you kinda have to tell yourself that). Tell yourself that this is the ONE chance you will give yourself, to give it your best shot. After Aug 18th, there's no going back. There's no rain checks on the MCAT. One day lost, is one day LOST. You guys are in a good position, you have 6 more weeks to go and that is a lot of time to make considerable improvement. so go out there and make me proud!!!
Kisssssssss to my MCAT kiddies.
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