Pi bon Estrateji MCAT Etid & Konsèy Pou Pase!
The numbers make it clear that the MCAT is not an impossibly difficult exam to crack. You just need to use the right combination tips and tricks to make it all go smoothly.
According to The Association of American Medical Colleges, more than 52,000 students applied for admission in allopathic medical schools. Out of those, around 20,000+ students got accepted. Mean MCAT score came out to be 31.4 (83rd percentile).
With all those stats in mind, don’t expect your journey to be a cakewalk. There’s, of course, a certain degree of preparation required.
That’s what this post is about. It gives away some incredibly handy and practical tips to get a stellar score on your MCATs.
Read on …
1. Mete sou kote omwen 3-6 mwa pou preparasyon pou
Your medical career trajectory will be governed by how well you do on your MCATs. Be sure to dedicate at least three to six months to prepare for the exam.
Most candidates can score the best scores with consistent and uninterrupted preparation done between 2.5 to 6 mwa. But, that’s usually when there are no other commitments demanding your attention or time.
But, if you happen to have a full-time job – it goes without saying dedicating 8 hours a day just for studies won’t be feasible. You could start studying a year in advance but remember you would need to rehearse a lot of information more quickly as the big day approaches.
2. Evite etidye byen lwen twò nan avanse
You’ll end-up forgetting most of the information you rehearsed if you start way too early before the exam date. The only exception to this rule is if you have a job and can only devote a small window of time for the prep.
3, Jwenn yon debaz
Imagine you showed up for the exam today; absolutely unprepared. What do you think your score would be? To find that out, try to mimic the environment of the actual exam day and take a practice test (full length) and make sure to time it. The results of the test will not only give you a baseline to measure your progress against, you will also recognize the areas that need maximum focus.
4. pa bezwen ofrann bèt presizyon pou vitès
You might think that the only way to ace the MCAT is by being speedy. If speed is your bigger concern, think twice. When you’re just starting out, aprann fè bagay sa yo nan yon mòd untimed.
Nan komansman, priyorite ou ta dwe konsève presizyon; pa fè bagay sa yo vit. Yon fwa yo presizyon pran swen nan, kòmanse anyen desann konbyen tan ou ap pran nan fini chak pasaj oswa seksyon.
5. Pran pi plis ak plis Tès Pratike
"Pratike fè yon moun pafè." – Se konsa, komen, men se konsa vre!
MCAT a se yon egzamen long- 6 èd tan ak 15 minit nan pran tès yo ak yon lòt èdtan pou repo. Se poutèt sa, pran tès pratik nan yon anviwònman distraksyon-gratis se yon bagay enpòtan yo nan lòd bati andirans mantal yo rete konsantre pandan egzamen an.
Ritm sou MCAT a se yon gwo defi pou anpil elèv. Li pa ka fè ak yon ti ponyen nan pasaj. Ou bezwen pran pratik fè yon kantite pasaj nan yon detire.
Si ou gen yon talan fò pou jwenn pi bon kou nan preparasyon pou MCAT sou entènèt, ou ta ka pran pi plis ak plis tès pratik ou vle.
6. Pratike MCAT nan kondisyon tès reyèl
Nenpòt longè absoli nan egzamen an ka fatige soti menm sezonman tès-achter a, pou fè MCAT. Chita pou yon longè anpil nan tan se difisil pou nenpòt moun ki. Pi bon fason pou se yo pratike li nan kondisyon tès reyèl.
Pran tès pratik nan yon kondisyon kwonometre ki imite sitiyasyon an tès kòm byen ke posib. Pratike nan kondisyon tès anvan ou te fè nenpòt ki preparasyon pou kapab itil. Ou ka gade pou pratik MCAT gratis sou entènèt ki ka ede w familyarize w avèk fòma ak kontni nan egzamen an.
7. Pratike ak Distraksyon
Ann figi l '. Ou pral distrè anpil fwa pandan tès MCAT ou. Menm si kondisyon sa yo nan sant egzamen ou yo se pafè, ki-5 minit mo nan avètisman nan fen an nan chak konte seksyon kòm distraksyon. li fè ou pèdi gid ou nan panse? Li petèt fè.
Pi bon fason pou se yo pratike li. Èske tès pratik anba nenpòt ki kondisyon distrè. Olye de sa pase pran tès pratik ou anba pi rafine kondisyon tès, fè yo nan yon boutik kafe trankil, nan yon bibliyotèk oswa nenpòt kote pa konplètman dépourvu nan distraksyon.
Si ou vin abitye ak distraksyon sa yo, pèfòmans ou nan tès MCAT pa pral soufri kòm anpil. Epitou, ou ta surpasser menm moun ki pa janm te distrè men pa janm te anseye pou distraksyon swa.
8. Rilaks epi Bat Egzamen Estrès
Etidye pou MCAT a se estrès ak mande yon anpil tan. Chak elèv ki ta vle vin yon gwo reyisi estrès ki gen eksperyans egzamen. Li nan yon pati inevitab nan chak lavi elèv. men, sonje, ou ka swa sèvi ak li nan kondwi ou amelyore travay ou oswa se pou l tonbe pwòp ou a.
Pandan ke prepare pou MCAT nan, ou pral vin nan tout ak anpil kondisyon difisil- tou de sikolojik ak fizik. Ou ka konbat estrès pa jwenn nitrisyon ase, rès, repo, ak fè egzèsis yo dwe nan yon bon eta fizik ak sikolojik nan tèt ou.
9. Evalye pèfòmans ou
ou evalye pèfòmans pwòp ou a?
Oto-evalyasyon ak amelyorasyon ki pèsistan ale men nan men. Blame chanje repons ak nòt ki ba se fasil. Men, ou ta dwe kenbe responsablite yo epi yo dwe onèt ak tèt ou. Sa a se ki jan ou ka evalye preparasyon ak mezire pwogrè pou egzamen an.
Evalye pèfòmans ou sou baz la nan – ki kalite kesyon w rate chak fwa, kalite pasaj ki ralanti ou desann, answer traps you fall for and causes to choose the incorrect answer of any missed question. Find out the answers to all these questions and try to solve them.
You can compare your time; discuss strategies for difficult tests, study with others to revise and evaluate and judge your performance based on that.
When you collaborate in an assessment, you will develop a habit of self-evaluation. It is an essential part of learning and improving your MCAT exam.
10. Konsantre sou fòs ou ak feblès
Every year thousands of aspirants appear for the exam and to emerge as a winner you need to work hard and smart. One of the most important things to consider is focusing on your strengths and weaknesses.
This is very important to account for them in your MCAT study plan. If you plan to score higher, focus on your weaknesses. It is not optimal to give equal time to all subject areas. Remember, as a higher scorer, you can’t afford to miss any single question or passage that has a less chance of emerging on the exam.
11. Antre nan yon etid Gwoup MCAT oswa jwenn yon Buddy Etid
When you listen to the phrase “Study Group” you might have an off-putting reaction. Sepandan, this term is rational and should not stop you from giving a chance to study group.
Having a study buddy or a study group can help and support you in the MCAT preparation process. A study group in your MCAT Prep course can significantly improve your learning experience because it is about collaboration, not competition.
In fact you can achieve different levels of learning when you challenge and help your friends.
12. 00 jou Règ
MCAT is a complicated exam. Reviewing material takes time. Undoubtedly, every student is different from each other and so is their preparation process. To make things easier, follow the 100 days rule.
This period is sufficient to take a variety of exams and practice passages as well as to review the study material. Your preparation should involve 60% content review and 40 % testing and strategy.
Regimented is the right word here- Set a schedule and stick to it. If you have decided to study for two hours at least don’t skip or postpone it with a three hour cram session later the week.
Remember The MCAT is not an exam you should cram. You need to dedicate at least three months to prepare for the test effectively.
13. Trete Orè ou tankou yon travay
Scheduling time for MCAT prep is challenging, but if you consider it as a job, things will become much easier.
Whether you are meeting your goals or sticking to your study schedule, use planner to evaluate. This enables you to access whether you need to change your environment, study habit or lessen commitments.
You can also use notebook tracking passage or an excel sheet to measure your progress. Remember, if you take your MCAT prep as a job, you will easily assess the areas of content are weak and if you are on track to meet your set goals.
Trace the number of hours you are spending. Don’t allow distraction minimize the effectiveness of your study time. Don’t answer calls; simply put your phone away. Try to give quality and quantity of time to your prep.
14. plis Konprann, mwens memorize
The MCAT is not designed to access your skills to remember data and formulae- it tests your overall reasoning abilities and critical analysis. Se konsa,, make sure to concentrate more on comprehension and less on memorizing.
If you think you can go with memorizing materials and expect to ace the MCAT, you are mistaken. Rather, you have an ability to read the passage carefully, extract the important information, apply your reasoning skills and choose the answer based on critical analysis.
15. Ou pa bezwen di sou tèt ou
Undoubtedly, studying the MCAT is stressful and at times you are your nastiest enemy. Sometimes to crack the exam you tend to push yourself too much that it worsen things.
Just remember if you study and prepare well, you will definitely do well. The MCAT will measure how much you’ve prepared and studied, so if you are confident, you will do fine. Being hard on yourself will never help you or has never helped anyone.
16. Passage Practice and Plan Strategy
Throughout your entire prep schedule, you will have to work consistently through MCAT passages. But, once you are done with the content review, the strategy practice can begin intensely.
The best advice is to break down the resources and study small parts of passages every day. If you plan strategy and passage practice every day, you will surely crack your MCAT exam with flying color
17. Avoiding narrow view During MCAT Prep
MCAT prep is not all about figuring out short-cuts and cramming. If you think, you are wrong. It is a different concept. In fact, even those who crack MCAT exams with these techniques suffer in throughout life and med-school because that approach doesn’t work in actual life.
Final Tips before MCAT TEST DAY
Before MCAT test day, sleep well the day before for a minimum of 8 hours. Before an examination, day give a break to your brain. Go for a movie, play some sports, bake a cake, Netflix and just chill.
Earplugs, scratch paper, and writing equipment will be provided to you in the examination center. Don’t forget to bring high-protein snacks to recharge your brain during the breaks. Epitou, carry your identification to the center. If you feel stressed any time, take deep breaths to reboot and rejuvenate yourself.
Remember, there is an abundance of helpful MCAT information and resources available online. As long as you devote time to homework, there should not be any surprises come on the test day.
Hopefully, now you will get an idea of where to start your preparation for cracking this examination. If you are still confused, pa enkyete. Take guidance from others, consult online resources or reach out to some professional for advice.
Have Any Other MCAT Study Tips?
If you happen to have or know any other tips not mentioned here, please leave them in the comments below.