Physical Science Technique

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Just wanted to check this with you guys. When doing the PS portion, my friend gave me the Kaplan strategy of skipping to all the discretes and spending like 14 or so minutes on them until you get to the end of the test. Then from that point forward, do the passages in reverse order because discretes are at the very end.

So doing 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...but are the Physical science passages usually in increasing level of difficulty, and could this be harmful?

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I do the discretes first but usually do the passages in the order of increasing difficulty.

So then that would mean that you first do the discretes and then you go back and "search" for the ones that are easiest to you?

Do you also read them or just glance over it and then attempt the questions?

I had been just jumping to the questions, but I have heard that on the recent MCATs, it is necessary to actually read them.

The Physical Science passages aren't arranged in an order of increasing difficulty are they?