Orgo Prefinals Backwards Study Calendar

Orgo Prefinals Backwards Study Calendar Leah4sci

Finals will be here before you know it, what should you do? This video will discuss creating a ‘Backwards Calendar.’ What does this mean? How will it help? Watch and find out (Watch on YouTube: Finals.Click CC for transcription) Start getting familiar with the following study strategies: How to overcome procrastination How to study while doing mundane […]

Studying in the Shower

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Time is often the biggest issue when it comes to studying for the MCAT. With 3 years worth of undergraduate studies to master for the exam, not to mention all the practice passages, full lengths and review, it’s often a race against the clock. Learning content in Phase 1 is time consuming, But it doesn’t […]

Improve Study Focus and Productivity with the Pomodoro Technique

The Pomodoro Technique for Premeds by Leah4sci

Receiving your medical school acceptance letter, the white coat ceremony, graduating with that MD or DO and finally seeing patients as a doctor. You’ve dreamed of nothing else for years! But in order to get there you have to study. You want to study… you’re committed to studying…but somehow the studying just doesn’t….flow? You can’t […]

Too Many MCAT Notes?

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You’re premed! You’re a diligent student, and a hard worker. Which means… as you study you take notes. LOTS of notes! Perhaps too many? How neat are your MCAT notes? How detailed are they? As an undergraduate, I prided myself on taking very good notes. Approaching OCD level. I had a collection of colored pens […]

My MCAT Study Distraction List

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I have trouble focusing. I have ADHD and many of my students do as well. In my case, it’s not severe enough to require medication. But enough to get in my way if I don’t focus 100%. As I sit and contemplate it, I think our instant-connection/notification-world has us ALL suffering from some form of […]

How To Avoid Blanking Out On Your Final Exams

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Weeks of preparation, countless hours of study and sleepless nights all boil down to this one exam. You’ve studied and prepared in every way you could. And you know you’re ready… Until you see your final exam. You attempt to read the first question… and you suddenly blank out! Somehow everything you’ve studied runs right […]

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 […]

The Secret to Conquering Study Procrastination

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Picture this scenario. You know you have to study for a big exam, but you’re not confident with the material. You open your book to study, find yourself getting more and more frustrated, and just give up. You know you need to study, but keep finding good reasons to procrastinate until the day before the […]

The Secret To Effective Studying During Chores, Workouts, and Mundane Tasks

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As a college student studying organic chemistry among a load of other courses, you are likely a very busy person! And if you’re like me, you probably feel guilty every time you do something that doesn’t involve studying! Every day you have many mundane tasks to complete. While you would prefer to be studying, you […]

How To Avoid Organic Chemistry Study Burnout

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Study burnout – the fatal flaw the strikes organic chemistry students It’s the week before your organic chemistry exam and you have five chapters to cover in seven days. Plenty of time, right? You set an ambitious schedule to cover a chapter a day for the first five days. Being the good student that you […]