Read study tips and approaches used by students who performed well on the MCAT exam. Featured students share study schedules, strategies, and do's and don'ts that helped them prepare and perform well on the exam.
Nathaniel Neptune - Updated!
You do not have to spend a lot of money. If you are dedicated, committed, and stick to a plan, you can study effectively and receive a high score on your own with the use of full-length tests and free online resources.
I wouldn’t psych myself out based on what other people say about the exam.
Read a lot. Even books for pleasure. Always have a book with you to read during a break. I thought this was the most helpful for the CARS section.
Find your own groove. A lot of people told me to take a course or have someone tutor me because they didn’t think I could get a better score by myself. But I did, and I saved a lot of money, and it was a lot more satisfying. Find what works for you.
Christina from Howard University
CARS [Critical Analysis and Reasoning Skills] was my weakness. I read a lot of stuff outside of science, things that were artistic or political.
Don’t get too worried if one of your full-length tests doesn’t go as well as you had hoped.
Take the practice exams seriously and simulate exam day as closely as possible.
Joshua L. Morris
Laura J. Collins
Don’t compare your study habits with others.