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Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by cwfergus, May 25, 2008.

  1. cwfergus

    cwfergus 7+ Year Member

    May 12, 2008

    So i was wondering, should i emphasize more on studying or practicing?
    because like i was going to study for a few months then practice for 1
    so more on studying but i heard it should be opposite?
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  3. ouzoo

    ouzoo 2+ Year Member

    Jan 2, 2008
    I took the MCAT twice. Looking back I feel I spent too much time studying the first time around. The second time I emphsized test taking and I feel it was what helped to improve my score. Most people, including the AAMC, will tell you that the MCAT is not designed to test your memorization capabilities. Rather the focus is on your ability to think critically. I believe taking tons of practice tests is what will helps to achieve this goal. However, there are some gimme points, such as which is a chiral carbon? You should review enough so that you earn all these easy points. So, my opinion is a quick review of the material (kaplan book or exam krackers...etc) and then take every practice test you can find (take them all under timed conditions).
  4. Vihsadas

    Vihsadas No summer Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 5+ Year Member

    Oct 17, 2007
    An Igloo
    Both with an emphasis on the second once you have a decent grasp of the first. :) Check out the 30+ thread, there are two new posts there which could be worth a look!
  5. cwfergus

    cwfergus 7+ Year Member

    May 12, 2008
    Thanks both of you!

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