What score do you need on the MCAT?

What Score do You Need on the MCAT?

Published from MCAT Coach | Tools, Tips & Habits for making a 521+ How to get the most out of your MCAT score Obviously, when it comes to the MCAT, a higher score is always better. But what score do you individually need on the MCAT, and when is it time for a retake? Determining Your Individual MCAT Score By the time you start studying for the MCAT, you already have a good idea of […]

Why You Keep Scoring Low on the MCAT

5 Reasons Why You Are Scoring Low on the MCAT

…and What to do About It It’s been a month. You’ve waited thirty, grueling days to receive your score back from the MCAT. And now, after all that time, you are met with let-down and turmoil. There is no worse feeling than spending months in preparation for an exam only to receive a bad score. Maybe you didn’t get the score you needed to get into your top medical school. Or maybe you just blew […]

More Ways to Improve Your MCAT Score

More Ways to Improve Your MCAT Score

Get more help on the MCAT by visiting mcatcoach.me Avoid Mistakes and a Few More Ways to Improve Your MCAT Score Put in More Time The average student spends over 200 hours studying for the MCAT. That’s the average student. You know what’s also average? Scoring a 500 on the MCAT. You don’t want to be average. If you have studied significantly less than two hundred hours in preparation for the MCAT, you have not […]

MCAT CARS Mastery

521+ MCAT: Techniques for Mastering CARS

Find more expert MCAT advice and one-on-one coaching at mcatcoach.me   Critical Analysis and Reading Section (CARS) is the most underrated, and most often ignored, section of the current MCAT. Too many students see a familiar format of reading passages and answering questions, something they’ve done since taking EOGs in elementary school, and think that this particular section of the MCAT will be a cake walk. It’s not. As most students find while completing practice […]

How to improve your mcat score

How to Improve Your MCAT Score: Three Techniques You Can Utilize Right Now

Start With Anki Compared to other tests, the MCAT requires little outright memorization to achieve a high score. Anyone can memorize facts and vocabulary, the makers of the MCAT want to test your ability to utilize critical thinking and acquired knowledge in problem solving. That being said, there are some subjects that provide the highest yield through rote memorization. Anything related to amino acids is a good example. You need to know the name, one […]

Physics

Premeds: How to Ace Physics

I aced physics. Not just an A. But a perfect score. I’m confident you can do the same. At the undergrad I attended for my pre-medical post-bacc it was possible to score an A+. You had to make a 100 in the course, or above (if your teacher offered any “extra” points in the grading scale). However, this pretty much required having perfect scores on all of the assignments, especially the exams. When I went […]

Momentum

Momentum: The Only Measure for Success

For some reason, most of us hold the mistaken belief that successful people must have been born that way. We find it hard to believe that they were ever just ordinary people before becoming astronomically wealthy, or world class in whatever field it is that we envy. Even if they did experience some kind of journey to that position in life, we assume they must have been born with the skills necessary to achieve what […]

How to study chemistry

Premeds: How to Study for General Chemistry

Getting the Perfect Score  “I can’t do it. I just can’t do it. Not everyone is smart enough to get an A in Chemistry.” How many times have you heard a variation of the above? You can replace Chemistry with any subject or activity you are attempting to master, and you’ll find the same thing: many people limit themselves in what they can accomplish. In academics we have the barrier of intelligence. The worst theory to ever come out […]

habits

The Book Shelf: The Power of Habit

“When a habit emerges, the brain stops fully participating in decision making. It stops working so hard, or diverts focus to other tasks. So unless you deliberately fight a habit—unless you find new routines—the pattern will unfold automatically…The problem is that your brain can’t tell the difference between bad and good habits, and so if you have a bad one, it’s always lurking there, waiting for the right cues and rewards.” Reviewing Charles Duhigg’s The […]

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Can an Average Student get into Medical School? Exploring the Growth Mindset

If there’s one thing premed students worry over above all else it’s whether they’re smart enough to get into medical school. For the students with 3.9 GPAs, 38+ scores on the MCAT, and solid letters of recommendations it may seem like a no brainer–maybe they won’t get into their first choice of school, but they’re getting in. But what about the rest of us? By definition, most of us are average. Most of us are going to fall […]