MCAT season is in full swing! I know that all of you are just as excited as I am!
Ok, well maybe not.
Last week I talked about a few different study tips to help get your mind right in the months leading up to your MCAT, but what about when you are in the last week stretch?
That’s what this post will help you out with. These are five last minute MCAT tips that you can use in the last week or two before you go to take your test.
1. Start With Details You Forget
Think back to the previous months of studying and start with those details that you had a hard time getting a grasp on. This will help jog your memory of what you need to know right before the day of the test.
2. Review Central Physiology Concepts
Make sure that you know these topics well. There will be a lot of questions on the exam that will ask you to apply these principles to different scenarios.
3. Review Data Interpretation and Stats
A lot of test takers will answer questions incorrectly just because they aren’t fully aware of what data is being presented to them. This has nothing to do with how well you know the scientific concepts and can be a really frustrating way to get something wrong.
Brush up on data interpretation in the days leading up to the test so that you know exactly what you are looking for as soon as you read the questions.
4. Take at Least 1 Practice Exam
In the week leading up to the exam make sure that you take at least 1 practice exam. Since the MCAT is a difficult test, don’t try to take the practice too close to your actual test day. This will help you save some of your mental energy.
Make any notes of times during the practice exam where you start to feel mentally fatigued. Be sure to remember these times on test day so that you can take a quick break and regain your thoughts.
The day before your MCAT, do not take any more than one-hour preparing. You have already learned and retained all that you will be able to. This isn’t a time to try and cram more knowledge into your already packed brain. Do stuff that is stress-free and puts you in a good place, that will help you out when you go to take your test the next day.
If you are looking for some extra tips to help you crush your MCAT, try Don’s Tactical Nuclear MCAT Test-Taking Techniques today!