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Visualization techniques and other tips for CONQUERING MCAT!

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by DrSal, Mar 24, 2004.

  1. DrSal

    DrSal Senior Member
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    Hey,

    I think it would be nice if we all mentioned the kinds of things we do to calm our nerves and get ourselves in the right frame of mind on the big game day.

    I think i'm going to meditate alot the week of, remind myself that this is the beginning, there are USMLEs that are more scary ;) and that this is just a basic science exam.

    Let's see what other suggestions are out there!
     
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  3. jhk43

    jhk43 Senior Member
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    I know i wont be able to fall asleep that night. how will i handle it?? POP IN AN AUDIOOSMOSIS CD AND PASS THE HELL OUT!
     
  4. CanIMakeIt

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    Just make sure to take a few deep breaths when u feel u r panicking on the d-day and then re-focus.....that will help u out of the panic mode
     
  5. PhillyEaglesFan

    PhillyEaglesFan Little Yellow Schoolbus
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    Stop studying 2-3 days, if not the week before the exam.

    Also, wear scrubs on test day. You're sure to psych everyone out. ;)
     
  6. An Yong

    An Yong Senior Member
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    "the Green Dot" :laugh: :laugh:
     
  7. DemonDeacon

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    remember everything is meant to happen for a reason.


    i'm goin to an orchid auction tomorrow and an msa night on sunday!!! this weekend will be totally unproductful but joyful!
     
  8. bella_dottoressa

    bella_dottoressa make it happen
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    lol, probably just piss everyone off and get lots of dirty looks :)
     
  9. DrSal

    DrSal Senior Member
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    what's msa?
     
  10. flighterdoc

    flighterdoc Rocket Scientist
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    Ambien friday night, Provigill Saturday morning :D
     
  11. kiahs

    kiahs Senior Member
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    It's the Muslim Student Association(MSA)
     
  12. DemonDeacon

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    ^That's it! I really don't want to do any extra stuff, but it should be nice to just relax this weekend, regain the energy/momentum lost, and start back again. :)
     
  13. Cerberus

    Cerberus Heroic Necromancer
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    This is my visualization technique....

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  14. farley is god

    farley is god Empty Tank.
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    I'll probably clean out the ol' proverbial pipes come (no pun intended) Saturday morning.
     
  15. dollarbincommon

    dollarbincommon apple fritters are good
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    How about music? Music calms me a lot. I'm going to burn a CD with good relaxing music and listen to it in between breaks. Music like some Norah Jones, or soft music with waterfalls/bird songs/winds in the background :laugh:

    But I'm serious though. I'm going to buy on this or next coming week.
     
  16. Wahooali

    Wahooali The Real Sydney Bristow
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    Something I do to avoid getting stressed and calm my nerves during my practice tests is calling people during the lunch break before I head back to test. Talk to my family and friends about anything BUT the MCAT. Calms me down, and makes me mentally leave the previous section behind (because it is over and you can't do anything about it now), as wel as avoid all the people stressing and talking about the answers they got right or wrong.
     

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