1. Buy an MCAT prep book or an MCAT prep course
MCAT prep books are the cheapest way to prepare for the MCAT, and almost all premeds who score well on the MCAT point to prep books as the reason for their success.
Remember, it is very much in the interests of the people who create the MCAT prep courses that you do really well, so they pulling out every sneaky trick in the book to make sure that you succeed.
MCAT prep courses are pricier, but you can get a ton of value out of a live prep course if you shop around for an MCAT instructor that meshes well with your learning style.
2. Develop your vocabulary and verbal reasoning skills
Most premeds don’t score very well on the Verbal Reasoning portion of the MCAT because they’re verbal abilities have been neglected in a science-heavy course load.
Polish your verbal reasoning skills by reading social science literature, newspapers, and other scholarly works. You need to get used to reading and understanding advanced English writing that isn’t always scientific.
3. Use smartphone apps to help you prepare
Here are three different apps that can help you prepare:
- MCAT Review – Combines three different MCAT Apps – Great especially for Physics prep.
- Medical Encyclopedia – The Maryland Medical Center has compiled over 50,000 pages of medical information. Indispensable!
- Human Anatomy – Helps you learn the human body quickly.
Wrapping it up – start studying now!
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