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Tapering intensity for peak performance

Discussion in 'MCAT: Medical College Admissions Test' started by nomdeplume1234, Aug 13, 2015.

  1. nomdeplume1234

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    Is there an optimal way to taper before taking the MCAT? I know the current advice is to not study the day before the MCAT but is there a more thorough breakdown of the optimal way to taper to ensure peak performance on test-day?
     
  2. SirZaitsev

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    Maybe just go over the formulas or AA. I wouldn't study anything else besides the small stuff. Coffee does wonders :)
     
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    I may sound crazy, but I'm actually saving going over things like enzyme kinetics, fatty acid structures, and metabolism until closer to the exam date so it's fresh on my mind. Right now (1 month from the exam) I am just focusing on practice exams, passages, and filling in content gaps.
     
  4. nomdeplume1234

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    I'm thinking more of a day off.
     
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    Yeah, I'm not planning to do anything the day before, but probably just go over little details/test tricks that could help.
     
  6. FutureD.O

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    IMO it depends on how you studied during undergrad. In my personal experience, I liked studying every second I had until the actual exam. Whether I'll be applying this to my MCAT the day before is something I haven't made a decision on yet. The most I'll probably do to relax is review small things (formulas/relationships/AAs). Just my 2 cents.
     
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    Increases recall. Decreases libido. What else do you need to take a highly demanding critical thinking test for 6.5hrs?
     
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    I don't know, I am still prepping. Are you referring to illegal drugs here....... lol?
     
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    Oh I was more saying "What else could you possibly need?" if your recall and libido are taken care of for a test. ****ty joke.
     

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