Amino Acids Practice Quiz

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Amino acids are a big deal on the MCAT. You can’t simply ‘get’ the concept. You must be able to quickly recall information and apply them to questions. The quiz below will help you figure out if you’ve mastered this topic. The questions are simple but thorough. You either know it, or you don’t! Be sure […]

MCAT Prep Study Hours to Months Breakdown

MCAT Prep Hours to months breakdown by Leah4sci

As an MCAT tutor I hear this question often. Students looking ahead to their exam date want to know how many months they should set aside in preparation for the MCAT. I realize that with so much to cover on the MCAT it’s overwhelming, and having a definite ‘number’ potential makes the task less daunting. […]

The Best Time to Take Your 1st MCAT Practice Test

When to take MCAT full length practice test

I often hear premed students say, “I’m not ready to take a full length MCAT yet because I haven’t finished reviewing all the content.” This is a very common argument. This argument seems to make sense at first glance. After all, if the MCAT is 7.5 hours long, covering 8 different topics ranging from physics […]

MCAT Prep: How Much Time Do You REALLY Need? (it’s more than you think)

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There’s a ton of generic and conflicting advice out there regarding MCAT prep. Whether it be from inferior articles, ill-informed advisors, non-premeds who’ve ‘heard from somewhere’ or ‘from someone’, and even from friends who took the old exam and don’t realize you’re preparing for a 7.5 hour monster of a test. A student recently shared […]

5 Steps to Mastering MCAT Sciences #3 Will Surprise You

5 steps to mastering MCAT sciences

With eight different subjects on the MCAT and countless topics within each subject, how do you ensure that what you study, you actually learn, understand, and remember 3 days, 3 weeks, or 3 months later? You cannot simply tackle the material with a ‘let me get through this’ mindset. This strategy will lead to frustration, […]

Glycolysis Steps MCAT Study Guide Cheat Sheet

Glycolysis Reaction Steps MCAT Cheat Sheet Study Guide Preview

Glycolysis is one of the key pathways required for the MCAT. Not only does this pathway provide a means to break down glucose, glycolysis also connects many other pathways and reactions that occur inside the cell. This cheat sheet is meant to help you connect the steps within the glycolysis pathway to help you understand […]

MCAT Resources

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With so much information out there, how do you even know where to start? Start with the the ‘How to use your MCAT resources‘ chapter in my new guide. Here is a list of resources I recommend using in preparation for your upcoming exam. Must-Have AAMC Resources: the Complete Official AAMC MCAT Bundle Get all of […]

Newspaper Strategy For Increasing your MCAT Verbal (CARS) Score

Newspaper Strategy for MCAT Verbal Reasoning

The MCAT’s Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills (CARS) section is a challenge for many pre-med students. You may have spent your undergrad studying the sciences without much time for casual or academic reading. Also, unlike the sciences you are used to, you can’t study cold hard facts to improve your verbal (CARS) score. As an MCAT […]